Trad climbing course will teach you all the necessary skills for traditional climbing where you need to place your own protection. We will teach you placing gear (nuts, cams, slings) building correct stances, organizing ropes and we will show you the emergency procedures. You become a truly independent climber when you learn those skills.
Trad climbing course in Jura.Professional climbing instruction for an affordable price in beautiful limestone crags.
Course price: €300
What’s included? 6+ hours of climbing every day, climbing instructions and workshops, all climbing equipment, evening lectures and movies.
Dates in 2019: To be agreed – drop me an email.
(I have one space on 20th – 22nd August 2019 – would you like to join?)
I would like you to come with your climbing partner and learn skills together if possible.
Trad climbing course program:
Warm up climbing on sport routes. Placing trad gear, building correct belaying stances, seconding a leader, belay lead climb, abseiling skills, evening trad climbing movie.
Independent lead climbing, how to belay from the top and operate different rope systems (single/half-ropes), lecture about trad climbing.
An introduction to multi-pitch climbing and more advanced rope techniques, problem-solving skills.
- This is suggested outlook of the trad climbing course program but I can adjust it to your needs and time.
- Please note that the program is subject to change due to weather conditions or other factors.
- If you think you are not ready for this type of trad climbing course check our sport climbing course!
Where: Jura, 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 on varied 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.
- 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 €30 per night (breakfast and dinner included). I don’t collect monies upfront for the hotel. You will have your own room with a 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). I’m happy to pick you up at the Katowice airport as is only 60km away from Olsztyn. Kraków or Warszaw airports is also a good option, you will just need to take the train to Czestochowa city so pick up will be at Czestochowa train station. Why not combining this climbing course with a visit to this historic cities? I strongly recommend staying in Kraków for a few days!
- Experience needed: This is a more advanced level course. Some experience of outdoor climbing, the ability to lead and belay on bolted climbing routes is very useful if not essential.
- The course is run by me personally. Instructor to student ratio: 1:2. Read more about me.
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