Information about the intermediate rock climbing course
The intermediate rock climbing course aims at taking climbers' skills and basic technique to the next level, to enable them to safely progress on any type and condition of terrain they may find during a climbing excursion. Through this course, climbers will learn the essential theory and technical skills needed to progress on multi-pitch routes.
The course is aimed at climbers that have already attended the beginner course or have gained anyway equivalent experience in this discipline.
The intermediate rock climbing course is held every day, from May to October, by a Dolomiti SkiRock Mountain Guide. It takes place on the beautiful dolomitic cliffs that surround Cortina d'Ampezzo, a perfectly suitable location that allows the participants to try all the different types of climbing terrain.
The course lasts three days, is aimed at children and adults, individuals or groups of not more than four persons per Mountain Guide.
The intermediate rock climbing course covers various topics, such as:
- Equipment: knots, double rope, friends, nuts, belay device, descender, cords...
- Climbing techniques: advanced progression (slab climbing, dihedral, crack, traverse, roof...), progression on multi-pitch routes, placing the climbing protections, belay methods and devices, rope team mate rescue, abseiling...
- Safety: first-aid and self-rescue techniques