FreeWheeling Dolomites

Multipitch climbing courses in the Dolomites

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Customised multipitch climbing courses

Summer in the Dolomites is a climbers’ paradise. Everyone can find something up their street among these countless limestone crags, from the novice to the strongest of climbers. Indeed, it is of utmost importance to find terrain suitable to what you’d like or need to learn. The sheer variety in terms of grade, length and rock type allows us to offer a diverse range of courses, from the basic kind centred around sport-climbing crags to the more advanced ones on multi-pitch routes. On this section we present the Customize multi-pitch courses which is addressed to those whom already lead climb on sport climbing terrain. The courses, ranging from a minimum duration of 3 days to a maximum of 5 are:

MULTI-PITCH COURSE ON ROCK – BASIC

MULTI-PITCH COURSE ON ROCK – ADVANCED

courses

Multi-pitch alpine course

level
  • beginner
  • advanced
customised plan

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where and when
  • Dolomites (summer)
  • Garda Lake (spring-autumn)
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MOUNTAINEERING COURSES

multi-pitch alpine climbing course

When alpine climbing, we’ll take the style and techniques learnt while climbing out on adventure terrain.
Overcoming a wall by a group of 2 or 3 mountaineers presents some additional challenges beyond the climbing moves themselves: rope management, protection placement, route finding…

MOUNTAINEERING COURSE – BASIC

This course is mainly for people that are already fairly comfortable in their climbing, hence a lead climbing experience is required. On the course, we will learn how to tackle multi-pitch mountaineering routes on alpine terrain safely and autonomously. We will then go deeper into things such as belay protections, abseiling and route finding.

WHERE: the course is on ‘adventure terrain’, this means mountaineering routes of medium to considerable length (up to 250 metres) and medium grade (up to grade IV).

DURATION: we will follow a very practical approach and will customise it depending on your needs. We suggest between 4 and 5 days.

OVERNIGHT STAYS: mountain huts around Falzarego Pass or any other mountain hut depending on your request.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: up to 3

HIGHLIGHTS AND COURSE SUMMARY:

Pitch progression:
– on-pitch progression and setting up a belay
– balancing safety and progress
– classic route climbs
Knots and rope-management skills:
– knots, the essential
– abseiling
– building up a recovery system
Theoretical lessons:
– history of mountaineering and its perils
– equipment: notions around rope characteristics, camming devices, pegs and so on.

MOUNTAINEERING COURSE – ADVANCED

The course is mainly for people already comfortable in their mountaineering or multi-pitch sport routes, but wish to improve themselves and become more confident around equipment and safety techniques. The purpose is to gain the necessary competences and confidence to be able to tackle traditional routes pushing up our limits.
On the course we will learn how to effectively manage ropes on hanging belays, how to place protection reliably and muster up the confidence to be able to dare and commit to harder moves safely.

WHERE: this course takes place on ‘adventure terrain’, this means mountaineering routes of considerable length (up to 400 metres) and perhaps high grades (grade V minimum, varying depending on the participants’ current level)

DURATION: we will follow a very practical approach and will customise it depending on your needs. We suggest between 2 and 3 days.

OVERNIGHT STAYS: mountain huts around Fedaia Pass, Scarpa refuge or any other mountain hut depending on your request.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: up to 4

HIGHLIGHTS AND COURSE SUMMARY:
Pitch progression:
– complex belay set-ups
– safety and progression, effective rope management
– classic route climbs
How to manage tricky points:
– protection placement
– testing falling in the void
– recovering gear and micro-traction techniques
– building a recovery system
Theoretical lessons:
– history of mountaineering and its perils
– equipment: notions around rope characteristics, camming devices, pegs and so on.

Prices

2 days/3 nights2 giorni/3 notti3 days/4 nights3 giorni/4 notti4 days/5 nights4 giorni/5 notti5 days/6 nights5 giorni/6 notti
1 personpersona970 €1325 € 1870 € 2325 €
2 peoplepersone660 €930 € 1215 €1475 €
3 peoplepersone540 €760 €970 €1190 €
4 peoplepersone 475 €665 €860 €1045€

Prices are intended per person depending on the actual number of days involved in the activity. The guide/customer ratio is specified on the course description.

INCLUDED IN THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE:

  • Local English speaker, professional Mountain/ski guide UIAGM/IFMGA certified.
  • Customised plan.
  • 2 nights: the night previous and the last night of the tour, bed  and breakfast accommodation in 3-star hotel (breakfast included).
  • Half-board accommodation during the journey, in 3-star hotel in private rooms (double or triple), single room available on request, or mountain hut common room or private room if possible.
  • technical equipment
  • Accident Insurance.
  • Local tourist tax.
  • Italian VAT tax.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • drinks or lunches
  • any transport involving chairlifts, cable cars or taxis
  • Transfer from/ to airport (available on request).