Sport climbing course in the Jura Uplands will teach you to climb on real rock and relies on permanent anchors (bolts or spits). We will cover all necessary skills needed for a safe transition between indoor wall and outdoor crags.
Course price: €300*
(*if only one person booked the price will increase to €500).
What’s included? 6+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 for 2021 TBC – email me, please.
Experience needed: This is a basic/intermediate level course. Indoor top-rope climbing and bouldering would be desirable but complete beginners are also encouraged to book.
The course is run by very experienced Polish Mountain Guides or Instructors of Alpinism, read more about us. Instructor to student ratio: 1:6.
Sport climbing course program:
Day 1 Airport pick up, check-in at the hotel, clipping bolts, threading anchors, lead climbing with top-rope backup, how to belay lead climb.
Day 2 Lead climbing, techniques and tactics, building stances with slings, evening sport climbing movie and lecture.
Day 3 A lead climbing session, basic self-rescue procedures, abseiling skills, lunch and drop off at the airport. Optionally intro to multi-pitch climbing, belaying from the top, operating and organizing ropes.
Please note that the program of the sport climbing course is subject to change due to weather conditions or other factors.
We offer as well course/tuition in traditional (trad) climbing where you need to place your own protection. We will teach you how to place gear (nuts, cams, slings), build correct stances, organize ropes and copy with an emergency situation. You become a truly independent climber when you learn those skills. To read more please go to this page MOUNTAIN CLIMBING COURSE.
Where: Jura Uplands, Poland
Jura – 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 of 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 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, overhangs and 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 tourist hotspot with nice pubs and restaurants. You have to try Polish beer – you will love it.
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