Climbing Learning Level 1 & 2

1 or 2 days, 8 participants, optimal course terrain
    Learn to climb level 1&2
    Learn to climb level 1&2
    Learn to climb level 1&2
    Learn to climb level 1&2
    Learn to climb level 1&2

Learn to climb from the pros: day, weekend and multi-pitch courses

For climbing beginners, advanced climbers, indoor climbers, boulderers and anyone who wants to optimize their climbing and belaying technique. You learn and train in a relaxed atmosphere, on the best rock and in small groups. From the ground up, your:e mountain guide:in teaches you the essence of rope and belaying techniques and, of course, current climbing techniques.

With a Daily rate you learn in compact form the basics of rock climbing for your level of difficulty. The proven course and training area was renovated by the Garmisch mountain guides in the summer of 2023. 

At a Weekend course there is naturally more time for you to hone your climbing and belaying techniques for your level of difficulty in the natural rock. Retreat and mountain rescue techniques are also on the program. In the evening, your mountain guide will also teach you the physical basics of belaying techniques, meteorology and tour planning. 

If you are planning longer alpine climbing tours, the Multi-pitch course just the right thing for you. Stand construction, the use of mobile belay devices and various retreat methods complement the training content of the weekend courses. 

For effective and focused learning, you can opt for vDifferent difficulty levels log in.  
Level 1 prepares you for climbing in the difficulty level III - V*
Level 2 prepares you for climbing in difficulty level IV - VI*.
* The mentioned difficulty levels are in no way comparable with those in the hall. This is because climbing on natural rock requires more circumspection and different tactics than in the climbing hall. An alpine IVer can be more demanding than a VIer in the hall, especially in lead climbing.

Program and schedule

Tour schedule
Daniel's recommendation
  • Mountain guide:in with the appropriate qualifications
  • Edelrid rental equipment with helmet, harness express slings, belay devices, etc.
  • Online training
  • Course documents

For the weekend courses additionally

  • 1 x overnight stay at AV hut
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Multi-course dinner menu (vegetarian or vegan on request, please note when booking)

Course content: Equipment know how for the appropriate belay technique, rappelling, self and companion belaying, improvement of personal climbing technique, top rope and lead climbing training, belay station construction, first aid, retreat technique, alpine hazards.

Daily rate
Meeting point, welcome by the guide and equipment check, training of the course contents in the Vivalpin course area

Weekend course
Day 1: Meeting point, welcome by the guide and equipment check, training of the course contents in the Vivalpin course area, theory, first aid, mountain rescue
2nd day: Repetition of what has been learned, climbing routes in the appropriate difficulty, abseiling, mountain rescue and retreat techniques in practice.

Change of programAll courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out according to the safety standards of the Vivalpin Mountain and Ski School with qualified mountain guides. An adaptation of the proven tour program is possible for safety-related reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient prerequisites of the participant:in. The decision for the final program is made by the mountain guide on site.

For the climbing courses Level 1 you do not need any specific previous knowledge. You can expect ascents into the course area of up to 300 m or 1 hour. For the training you should be surefooted and enjoy the movement have. You will be on the road for a total of 4 to 5 hours in the practice area and you need to be in good physical condition.

For the Level 2 courses you should already Climbing experience (in the natural rock or in the hall) bring with you.

"What can you learn from a climbing pro who has climbed thousands of pitches and many miles of vertical rock?
The simple answer is: almost everything! From A for abseiling to Z for intermediate belay, there are endless facets that will make you a better climber. Try it and you'll be surprised how quickly you progress. No matter what level you're at."

Daniel Wittmann
State certified mountain and ski guide
Enthusiastic alpine and sport climber

5 - 8 TN

08:00 a.m. at the Alpinwelt (directly below the valley station of the Kreuzeckbahn)

Base for weekend courses AV Hütten Kreuzeckhaus or Erfurter Hütte

1 or 2 days

ÖPNV to Garmisch-Partenkirchen recommendable, Rofan not recommendable

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