The basics of trad climbing

The basics of trad climbing

Have you already been out on your own in a climbing park? Perhaps you’ve even dared to take your first steps into multi-pitch routes? Have you already completed our Rock Basic course? Ready to move on to real, big walls in the mountains? Then our SAFETY ACADEMY ALPINE ADVANCED course is the perfect stepping stone towards independent alpine climbing! We’ll build on your basic knowledge from previous courses and your climbing experience and teach you everything you need to know to tackle alpine routes: Orientation on the approach and on the wall, advanced belay techniques and belay station variations, the use of traditional climbing equipment, hazard assessment and risk assessment! You’ll pick up a few tricks of the trade for real alpine climbing from the alpine expertise of our Safety Academy mountain guides!
Annecy
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3 days
Next training :From 30 March To April 1, 2024
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MULTI-PITCH CLIMBS – CLIMBING ALPINE ROCK ROUTES

MULTI-PITCH CLIMBS – CLIMBING ALPINE ROCK ROUTES

SAFETY ACADEMY ALPINE CLIMBING Advanced

Multi-rope - climbing long rock routes

Course requirements: Basic knowledge from ALPINE CLIMBING Basic or other sport climbing course, mastery of important belaying and knot techniques for single-rope routes, experience of lead climbing on alpine faces (difficulty level Ill-IV), good fitness (for 1-2 hours of climbing).

Course goals: Independently climbing a drilled-in, multi-rope route (difficulty grade IV-VI), use of mobile securing devices.

Course content - theory: Theory of knots and belaying, tour planning for multi-pitch routes, special features of alpine climbing, tour planning, use of topoguides, material science, alpine dangers, environmental aspects.

Course content - practical: Belay variants, securing techniques at a belay station, orientation on the rock face, first use of wedges and clamping devices, lead and follow climbing, process of climbing and belaying as a rope team, climbing the first multi-pitch route, abseil and release techniques.

Day 1: Meeting in the morning at the climbing site of la grande jeanne in Annecy, on the program revision of the fundamentals (making a belay in climbing, abseiling, triangulation, use of mechanical jammers: camalot and jammers), dispersion at the end of the afternoon.
Day 2: Climbing at the Roc de Boeufs or North-South traverse (Entrevernes) 20 minutes from Annecy, big routes in adventure terrain on wedges, lunula and friends, level 4+ to 5+ in head, evolution in autonomous rope.
Day 3: Big route in adventure terrain (level 5+ max), evolution in movement, taut rope, friends, wedges and lunula. Several possibilities according to the technical level: Tournette West or North ridge, Paroi de Borderan, Dents de Lanfon... Dispersion at the end of the day

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Good to know about the training
The basics of trad climbing

Price includes
Supervision by a high mountain guide or state-certified climbing instructor.
Possible loan of equipment (harness, helmet and slippers) depending on availability.
Price doesn't include
Accommodation, meals and other costs.
Transport to the meeting point.
Equipment to be provided
Sportswear, mountain shoes, water, afternoon tea, sunscreen, backpack.
Your personal climbing equipment
Required level
You must have the basics of long-distance climbing, but also be able to independently ascend and abseil.
It is recommended to have at least a level 5c as a leader.
Meeting point and time
In general, the meeting point is set at 8:30 am at the Petit-Port in Annecy-Le-Vieux on the first day. Participants can carpool to the site defined by the guide according to the program established a few days before.
The course ends between 4 and 5 pm.
Important note
At any time, the guide reserves the right to modify or interrupt the program for meteorological reasons or because of insufficient technical or physical level of the participants, or for safety reasons.
Accomodation
In general we organise the course on cliffs located in the Bornes/Aravis/Bauges massif, the locations can vary, but accommodation in Annecy, Thônes, Villaz and surroundings is recommended.

Activities guides The basics of trad climbing

Jérémy Janody
Rock climbing
Canyoning
Ski Touring
Via Ferrata
Ice Climbing
Mountaineering
Team Bulding
Security training
Ski Freeride
Children and teens
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Mountain Guide

Rémi Riquet
Rock climbing
Canyoning
Ski Touring
Via Ferrata
Ice Climbing
Mountaineering
Security training
Ski Freeride
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Mountain Guide

Philippe Geiben
Rock climbing
Ski Touring
Via Ferrata
Ice Climbing
Mountaineering
Team Bulding
Ski Freeride
Philippe Geiben

mountain guide

Jeremy Macaux
Rock climbing
Ski Touring
Ice Climbing
Mountaineering
Security training
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