MatterhornNepal-GuideSource

Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd

Europe - Asia (established 1981)

Rock Climbing – Intermediate Rock Climbing – Intermediate

Rock Climbing – Intermediate

One and Two-Day Intermediate Rock Climbing Courses

These courses are designed for climbers that have completed our basic course or have previous climbing experience. MNGS Intermediate Climbing Courses advance participants quickly and take the average climber far beyond the average recreational sport climber.

Clients should already be familiar with basic anchor construction, belaying techniques, various rappelling methods, all basic equipment and should have some experience on multi-pitch climbs.

These courses of instruction incorporate multi-pitch climbs to reinforce familiarity with anchors, belays and basic safety techniques. Sessions incorporate various climbs with clinic format instruction on a range of topics, encompassing more advanced anchor systems, gear placements, various rope management systems, route finding, strategies for multi-pitch rappel set ups, belay escape, logistical planning for longer routes,  as well as evaluation of in-situ anchors and rap stations, bolts, etc.

After taking one of these courses climbers will feel confident with their ability to set top-rope anchors off of natural anchors, be familiar with the methodology of multi-pitch climbing and multi-pitch rappel descents, and be a reliable and helpful second for the average recreational leader. Multi-pitch climbing is a far more serious and complicated activity and participants learn and implement a variety of techniques that are much more advanced than typical ‘sport’ climbing or gym climbing methods.

Prerequisites:

  • MNGS Rock Fundamentals or equivalent skill level
  • Moderate physical fitness

Course Curriculum:

  • Reviewing proper use of equipment
  • Reviewing fundamental climbing knots and appropriate selection/application
  • Reviewing climbing terminology and communication techniques
  • Additional components of the climber’s safety system, with special emphasis on anchors and belay systems
  • More advanced movement and footwork including crack and face climbing
  • Increasing speed and efficiancy on longer routes
  • Basic hauling and lifting systems
  • Advanced rope management on multi-pitch routes
  • Methods of addressing unforeseen situations, lost/dropped gear
  • Knot passes, injured partner lowering systems, tandem rappels, etc

Cost: Single-day Course: 175€ to 350€/day

*Private instruction/guiding is also available. Please contact us for information, pricing and reservations.

Your Gear and Equipment List:
Same as for Rock Fundamentals Course.