Italy·June - July

MULTIPITCH TRAD CAMP

A 5-day course developing the skills you need to climb multi-pitch traditional routes safely.

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Overview

Do you want to open up a whole new world of climbing? Do you want to confidently tackle multi-pitch routes regardless of whether they’re bolted or not? If yes, then this is the trip for you. During this course you’ll spend 5 days in the mountains of Northern Italy learning all the skills needed to safely complete multi-pitch climbs, trad style. After a brief orientation where you’ll learn all about trad equipment and safety, you’ll head out for two full days at the crag practicing gear placements and anchor building. Once you’ve mastered these skills, it’s time to test them on some real trad multi-pitches - under the watchful eye of a guide, of course! Depending on which dates you book, you'll either be climbing in the iconic Dolomites or the beautiful Valle del Sarca, in the province of Trento.

Local Partners

Meet our local partner on the 'Trad multi-pitch course'

Massimo (Max)

Massimo (Max)

Max is a climber, bolter and UIAGM IFMGA mountain guide from Trentino. When he’s not guiding or training new mountain guides, Max devotes his spare time discovering and opening new boulders and routes throughout Italy.

The Experience

A 5 days course teaching you the skills to climb multi-pitch routes traditional style.

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DAY 1

Arrive and introduction

Arrive at the accommodation and drop off your bags. Once you've settled in, your guide, Max, will lead a short presentation on the equipment you will be using and how to reduce risks while multi-pitch climbing. After this, get to know your fellow travellers over a dinner of local specialities.

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DAY 2

Initial climbing workshops

Today, we'll head to the crag for some practical workshops. Max will show you how to construct a belay and place friends and nuts. You'll then hop on to some routes to practice this - backed up on an extra rope, of course!

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DAY 3

Practice makes perfect!

The third day of the course will focus on consolidating what you have learnt. You'll get the chance to practice more gear placements, build bomber anchors, and increase your confidence so you feel ready to tackle some real trad routes.

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DAY 4

Multi-pitch climbing

It's time to put your skills to the test! An additional guide or two will join the group so you can split into pairs to try some multi-pitch climbs. Don't forget your camera as you're guaranteed some exceptional views!

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DAY 5

More multi-pitch and departure

Final day, final multi-pitch climb. Take this opportunity to consolidate your skills, ask any questions, and try some slightly more challenging routes if you'd like. Then it's time to pack your bags and say goodbye - we hope you enjoyed the trip!

The program is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, climbing level, and endurance of the group

The Dolomites or Valle del Sarca

The Trentino region boasts plenty of climbing opportunities.

On one side are the Dolomites, the beautiful mountain range located south of the Italian-Austria border, known for its beautiful limestone peaks. While many climbers continue to be attracted by the area's iconic big-wall routes, you can find all styles of climbing here - from via Ferrata to punchy sport routes, and many shorter multi-pitches perfect for learning. Despite the area's popularity, it is still possible to find solitude. All you need is the knowledge of a local guide. 

More South, and North of Lake Garda, Valle del Sarca is today best known for the sport climbing around the town of Arco. However, this vertical playground boasts thousands of climbs of all lengths and styles on beautiful limestone rock. You’ll find some long Dolomite-style multi-pitch routes on the walls of Monte Casale, Picco Dain, and Monte Brento which are great for learning and make for a fantastic day out.

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Rifugio Valentini

Rifugio Valentini

Rifugio Valentini is an authentic mountain hut situated at 2218m a.s.l. right at the foot of the famous Sella and Sassolungo Dolomite groups. With its comfortable rooms, delicious restaurant serving local specialties, beautiful terrace, and warm community of outdoor enthusiasts, the Rifugio is the perfect place to come back to after a long day out. You’ll be staying in double or quadruple rooms with a private bathroom.

Rifugio Valentini

Rifugio Valentini

Rifugio Valentini is an authentic mountain hut situated at 2218m a.s.l. right at the foot of the famous Sella and Sassolungo Dolomite groups. With its comfortable rooms, delicious restaurant serving local specialties, beautiful terrace, and warm community of outdoor enthusiasts, the Rifugio is the perfect place to come back to after a long day out. You’ll be staying in double or quadruple rooms with a private bathroom.

Rifugio Valentini

Rifugio Valentini

Rifugio Valentini is an authentic mountain hut situated at 2218m a.s.l. right at the foot of the famous Sella and Sassolungo Dolomite groups. With its comfortable rooms, delicious restaurant serving local specialties, beautiful terrace, and warm community of outdoor enthusiasts, the Rifugio is the perfect place to come back to after a long day out. You’ll be staying in double or quadruple rooms with a private bathroom.

B&B da Ester

B&B da Ester

Camere Ester – Ester Rooms – is situated in the Adige Valley, on the eastern Trento hills in the Povo locality, a panoramic and tranquil area. It is the ideal base for easily reaching the best crags in the region. 

The ambient is characterised by traditional wood panelling and the upstairs rooms have views over the surrounding mountains. All rooms have en suite bathrooms and are equipped with bedroom and bathroom linen, TV, hairdryer, and free internet.

B&B da Ester

B&B da Ester

Camere Ester – Ester Rooms – is situated in the Adige Valley, on the eastern Trento hills in the Povo locality, a panoramic and tranquil area. It is the ideal base for easily reaching the best crags in the region. 

The ambient is characterised by traditional wood panelling and the upstairs rooms have views over the surrounding mountains. All rooms have en suite bathrooms and are equipped with bedroom and bathroom linen, TV, hairdryer, and free internet.

B&B da Ester

B&B da Ester

Camere Ester – Ester Rooms – is situated in the Adige Valley, on the eastern Trento hills in the Povo locality, a panoramic and tranquil area. It is the ideal base for easily reaching the best crags in the region. 

The ambient is characterised by traditional wood panelling and the upstairs rooms have views over the surrounding mountains. All rooms have en suite bathrooms and are equipped with bedroom and bathroom linen, TV, hairdryer, and free internet.

What's Included

What's Included

Presentation on trad equipment and safety

2 full days learning relevant skills at the crag

2 days multi-pitch climbing, 1:2 guide/client ratio

Breakfasts and dinners

4 nights accommodation

Ropes, belay devices, nuts & friends, carabiners, quickdraws

Transfer to/from crags

Accident insurance

Great memories and beautiful views!

What's Not Included

Shoes, harness, helmet (5€ a day per piece)

Lunches and snacks

Transport to/from meeting spot

Anything not mentioned in the 'what is included' section

More Info

Climbing Skills

Climbing Skills

Due to the nature of this course, a minimum level is required. You should be able to lead sport climbs of 5c/6a clean. No previous trad experience is necessary as you will be accompanied at all times by a certified guide.

Liability

Liability

Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no 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 not to go outdoor alone.

Travel

Travel

Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run. Wait for the status of the trip to be confirmed and for more information go to the "How it works" section

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Dates

Italy - Canazei
June 1 - 5 2022

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Italy - Canazei
July 6 - 10 2022

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MULTIPITCH TRAD CAMP

Italy· June - July· 5 days

FROM$1400/pp