Customised climbing and mountaineering courses in the Dolomites | FreeWheeling Dolomites
FreeWheeling Dolomites

Customised climbing and mountaineering courses in the Dolomites

All inclusive

A holiday in the Dolomites is the perfect chance to take up a new sport, like climbing or mountaineering. Maybe you always found it fascinating or even had a go but you feel that, perhaps, you are not yet fully competent to go out on your own.

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 tricky vertical face.

Here in the Dolomites we arrange intensive and customised courses, ranging from a minimum duration of 3 days to a maximum of 5. We offer 4 kinds of courses:

MOUNTAINEERING COURSE ON ROCK – BASIC

MOUNTAINEERING COURSE ON ROCK – ADVANCED

CLIMBING COURSE – BASIC

CLIMBING COURSE – ADVANCED

courses
  • Sport climbing course
  • Mountaineering course
level
  • beginner
  • intermediate
  • advanced
customised plan

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where and when
  • Dolomites (summer)
  • Garda Lake (spring-autumn)
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SPORT CLIMBING COURSE

SPORT CLIMBING

Sport climbing is like sport meeting adventure; like a vertical dance, whether in a gym, crag or on proper rock faces, it gifts us with the brightest of emotions whilst providing very high safety standards.

 

CLIMBING COURSE – BASIC

This course is mainly for beginners or people already competent but want to gain even more and feel more self-sufficient in the sport. On the course, we will talk about positioning techniques and the range of movements that will aid our climbing. We will teach rope management skills and the correct operation of safety devices. The main aim of the course is to allow anyone ready for it to be the climbing leader.

WHERE. Always on single-pitches up to 30 metres high, at local cliffs easily reached in a few minutes walking or at an indoor climbing wall.

DURATION: The course very practical method will be customised according to participants’ needs. Nevertheless, we suggest a duration of around 3 to 4 days.

WHERE TO STAY: Hotel accommodation in Val Pettorina, or another valley upon request.

PARTICIPANTS: up to 6

HIGHLIGHTS:

Climbing technique:

– basic triangular progression
– rope management and quickdraw skills
– lead climbing
Climbing style:
Adapting our movements to the rock
Theoretical lesson:
climbing history and evolution, rules of the game
Equipment and safety chain
Self-improvement: video analysis and discussion.

CLIMBING COURSE – ADVANCED

The course is mainly for people with an intermediate climbing experience that wish to become more and more competent. On the course, we will go through more advanced positioning and movement techniques, we will go through some advanced topics for our rope-management and safety device skills to be top-notch. We will also talk about the psychological aspects involved in climbing training.

WHERE. Always on single-pitches up to 40 metres high, at local cliffs easily reached in a few minutes walking or at an indoor climbing wall.

DURATION: The course very practical method will be customised according to participants’ needs. Nevertheless, we suggest a duration of around 2 to 3 days.

WHERE TO STAY: Hotel accommodation in Val Pettorina, or another valley upon request.

PARTICIPANTS: up to 6

HIGHLIGHTS:

Climbing technique:

– advanced progression
– testing the limits: falling
– rotpunkt climbing
Climbing style:
Adapting our movements to the rock
Theoretical lesson:
climbing history and evolution, rules of the game
Equipment and comparison between shoes, quickdraw and rope types.
Self-improvement: video analysis and discussion.

MOUNTAINEERING COURSES

MOUNTAINEERING

When mountaineering, 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 little 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 4

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 notti6 days/7 nights6 giorni/7 notti
1 personpersona970 €1325 € 1870 € 2325 € 2780 €
2 peoplepersone660 €930 € 1215 €1475 €1770 €
3 peoplepersone540 €760 €970 €1190 €1420 €
4 peoplepersone 475 €665 €860 €1045€1225 €
5 peoplepersone460 €630 €790 €950 €1120 €
6 peoplepersone450 €615 €760 €900 €1050 €

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:

  • mountain guide, UIAGM/IFMGA certified
  • customised plan
  • technical equipment
  • Transfer from/ to hotel
  • half-board hotel or hut accommodation or hut during the activity
  • bed and breakfast accommodation the night previous to the start of the activity

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • drinks or lunches
  • any transport involving chairlifts, cable cars or taxis