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Traditional or classic climbing is increasingly appreciated by many new climbers. It is the art of seeking adventure on a wall where equipment is non-existent or the bare minimum.

If you like to go a little further than sport climbing and would like to be able to do classic routes that you have always wanted to do, but have not been able to due to lack of technical knowledge, then this is probably the ideal course for you.

You will learn all about equipment, free progression techniques and artificial fortune, climbing safely, assessing objective risks, getting off at the right time, knowing when you are ready or not to face that route you would like to do so much, setting up safe meetings and assessing suitable locations to withstand factor falls and a long etcetera that you will discover in this course.

Acquire new technical knowledge to be able to do classic routes.



  • Technical knowledge of belay equipment.

  • The double rope and its treatments.

  • Harnesses for traditional climbing.

  • Jack feet.

  • ABS and lightweight hulls

  • Types of webbing with extensions and their function.

  • Friends and microfriends

  • Types of belay devices.

  • Types of safety carabiners and what they are designed for.

  • Carabiners: reinforced and lightweight.

  • Fall arresters.

  • Aramid ropes and why.

  • The equipment needed to set up a floating and fixed belay.

  • Nails.

  • Ancient material from the classic routes such as espit or burins.

  • Why carry a knife.

  • Lanyards for machard.

  • Mini blockers.

  • Single rope handling.

  • Double rope handling and technique.

  • Handling twin ropes.

  • Communication protocol with the partner who climbs first and between meetings.

  • Fixed anchors and their mechanical resistance (parabolt, espit, nails).

  • Dynamic belaying.

  • Theory of fall factors.

  • Where to place the fall arrest device, from the belay or from the belayer.

  • Types of belay devices (fixed, mobile, fisheye).

  • Setting up precarious belays with triangulations with three or more floating belay devices.

  • What is the central carabiner or mother carabiner.

  • The advantages of the fisheye and belay to a fixed belay.

  • How to avoid factor 2 in a belay and techniques to minimise fall factors.

  • Anchoring to a belay with or without an anchor line.

  • Organisation of the belay and placement according to exit.

  • Belaying the first and second ropers from a belay.

  • Reading routes and interpreting sketches.

  • Chained rappels and efficiency techniques.

  • Reinforcement of dubious belays.

  • Rope placement, distance between belays.

  • How to climb between belays and the consequences of belay distances.

  • Stranding knot.

  • One-handed dynamic and ballista knot.

  • Dynamic knot utilities.

  • Knot for joining ropes: single and double baccyon tails, eight with two ropes, etc.

  • Technical clothing.

  • Artificial fortune climbing.

  • Rappelling with the rope in the ground.

  • Reinforcing precarious placements.

  • Lowering our partner.

  • Helping our partner up to the belay with counterweight techniques.


If you already want to get started, don't hesitate and apply for the course now.