LEARN TO LEAD AND CLIP BOLTS ON REAL ROCKS
Sport climbing is a form of rock climbing that relies on permanent anchors (bolts or spits) fixed to the rock for protection against the fall. Sport multi-pitch climbing is the ascent of long climbing routes with one or more stops at the fixed belay station.
Where: Jura, Poland
Jura also is known as the Polish Jurassic Highland is located in southern Poland, between Krakow and Częstochowa and covers about 5000 square km. The whole area is full of beautiful hills with quiet valleys, old forests and fantastically shaped limestone rocks. The highest point is Castle Hill (Góra Zamkowa) – 516 m. During the Earth’s early years, Jura was at the bottom of the sea and there is plenty evidence for this – especially fossils of some small sea creatures. Many of them are hidden in deep caves, which are other highlights of the region. The highlights of the region are medieval castles built on the rocks. They are the reason, the 165km long trekking path throughout the region is called “Eagle’s Nest Trail”.
Our climbing base will be in village Olsztyn near Czestochowa city about 60 km from Katowice airport. The climbing routes are located just “behind the hotel”, within a few minutes’ walk. Olsztyn has been very popular for a long time with more than 300 routes from 3+ to 8c+, on various rock formations. Long slabs, 30m vertical walls, gentle overhangs, well-bolted routes are waiting for you. Most of the rock formations surround the ruins of a 14th-century castle which is also worth visiting. The surrounding area guarantees really fabulous views. Olsztyn is a touristic place with nice pubs and restaurants. You have to try Polish beer – you will love it.
Sport climbing course price is €200
What’s included?: 7+hours of climbing every day, sport climbing instructions including an introduction to multi-pitch climbing, climbing workshops, all climbing equipment, evening lectures and movies.
Dates in 2018:
20th May – 24th May
27th May – 1st June
24th June – 28th June
22nd July – 26th July
5th August – 9th August
26th August – 30th August
9th September – 13th September
16th September – 20th September
7th October – 11th October
- Hotel price: I’m happy to assist you in booking a friendly hotel. You will need to pay directly to the hotel after your stay an average price is €35 per night (breakfast and dinner included). I don’t collect monies up front for the hotel. You will have your own room with bathroom, bedding and towels are provided.
- Flights and transport: You are responsible for booking your own flight to the place where we run our course. Flights to Poland are an average price of €120 return (check budget airlines Wizzair and Ryanair). Please book your flight to Katowice airport in Poland. I’m happy to pick you up from the Katowice airport. Krakow airport is also a possible option but you will need to take the train to Czestochowa. I can pick you up from Czestochowa. (*all prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations.)
- Experience needed: This is basic/intermediate level course. Indoor top-rope climbing and bouldering would be desirable but complete beginners are also encouraged to book. Instructor to student ratio: 1:6.
- The course is run by me personally, read about me more.
Sport climbing course program:
Day 1 (Sunday): airport pickup, check in the hotel, afternoon top rope climbing and climbing movement technique.
Day 2 (Monday): clipping bolts, threading anchors, lead climbing with top-rope backup, how to belay lead climb, evening climbing movie.
Day 3 (Tuesday): lead climbing, building stances, how to safely back off from the route and basic rescue procedures, lecture about climbing.
Day 4 (Wednesday): multi-pitch climbing, belaying from the top, operating and organising ropes, swapping leads, abseiling skills.
Day 5 (Thursday): morning climbing lead session, lunch and drop off to the airport.
Please note that program is subject to change due to weather conditions or other factors.
Why should I book a sport climbing course?!
A professional instructor has extensive experience and a deep knowledge of climbing and mountaineering. You will basically learn from the best. I will help each individual develop their technical skills and knowledge within a safe, structured and enjoyable environment. You will climb and develop under a watchful eye of a passionate climber, who will make sure that you will achieve more them you think was possible. I will build your confidence and enhance your skills. After the course, you could become an independent climber!
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