INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR CLIMBING AROUND LAKE COMO, LECCO
Gain the confidence and skills needed to embark on your outdoor climbing journey alongside other passionate climbers.ENQUIRE
Spend a whole day climbing in nature, transitioning from indoor climbing to a new level of experience: outdoor climbing! By joining this activity, you will be guided by a Certified IFMGA Mountain Guide during your first steps on real rock, alongside a bunch of other passionate climbers of your same experience level. You won't need anything else but your sense of adventure!
Bridge the Gap: Indoor to Outdoor Climbing
This workshop is designed for novice climbers looking to make the exciting transition from indoor climbing gyms to the great outdoors. Gain the confidence and skills needed to embark on your outdoor climbing journey.
Comprehensive Learning Experience
Receive expert guidance on a range of topics including climbing techniques, safety practices, crag selection, and route planning, ensuring a smooth transition to outdoor climbing.
Hands-On Practice in a Supportive Environment
Put your newfound knowledge to the test in a safe and supportive setting. Connect with fellow climbers and build lasting friendships through shared experiences.
Vertical-Project Alpine Guides
Vertical-Project is a team of UIAGM certified Mountain Guides.
We provide high-quality training and guidance in various outdoor activities, for individuals and groups, both in Italy and abroad.
We prioritize professionalism and experience, placing the safety of those who trust us to fulfill their dreams at the forefront.
During this clinic, you will learn some of the fundamental sport-climbing skills that are essential for any aspiring climber, such as:
Fundamental Climbing Techniques
Learn essential climbing techniques tailored for outdoor climbing, including balance, footwork, and body positioning. Everything will feel different on real rock!
Route Setting and Cleaning
Learn how to efficiently set up a route on lead, and clean a route, allowing for a seamless climbing experience.
Understand how to use belay devices and belay your partner efficiently to ensure safety and control.
Safety Measures at the Crag
Gain a thorough understanding of safety protocols specific to outdoor climbing environments. This includes proper use of equipment, communication, and emergency procedures.
Crag Selection and Evaluation
Discover how to identify suitable crags for your skill level and preferences. Understand factors like accessibility, route difficulty, and local regulations.
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Lake Como and its surroundings
Nestled in the heart of the Italian Alps, Lake Como emerges as a sport-climbing paradise, offering a unique backdrop for our multi-pitch climbing clinic.
Lake Como's shores cradle a mosaic of limestone cliffs, each a canvas for climbers seeking to conquer new heights. The alpine terrain provides a diverse range of routes, catering to climbers of varying skill levels. From gently undulating slabs to challenging overhangs, there's a pitch for every adventurer.
Lake Como's fusion of natural beauty and climbing opportunities sets it apart. As you ascend, panoramic vistas of the azure lake and verdant hills unfold, creating an unparalleled sensory experience. The crisp mountain air and the symphony of nature add a unique dimension to every climb.
Moreover, Lecco offers a wealth of amenities and services for climbers. Accommodations ranging from cozy alpine lodges to modern lakeside hotels ensure a comfortable stay. Local eateries serve up delectable Italian fare, providing the perfect fuel for your climbing endeavors.
What's Not Included
Meals and snacks
No minimum level is required for this activity since Lake Como boasts crags of all levels and the instructor is an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide or a Certified Outdoor Rock-climbing Instructor. However, we require you to be comfortable with the basic belaying technique. This is an introductory course to outdoor sport-climbing, so previous indoor climbing experience is appreciated!
Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. For any inaccuracies, however, we can not accept any liability. Rock climbing is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge and skills not go outdoors alone.
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What level do I need to be climbing at to join this trip?
No minimum level is required for this activity, since Lake Como boasts crags of all levels and the instructor is a IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide or a Certified Outdoor Rock-climbing Instructor. However, we require you to be comfortable with the basic belaying technique. This is an introductory course to outdoor sport-climbing, so previous indoor climbing experience is appreciated!
What group size can I expect for this trip?
The maximum group size for this trip is 6, so expect to get lots of climbing in and some 1-on-1 time with your guide. If we exceed the maximum number of participants, we will be joined by another IFMGA Certified Local Mountain Guide.