Rock Climbing Course – Curitiba - 4 days

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Rock Climbing Course – Curitiba - All year round

Our weekend course includes all you need to be able to attend theoretical and practical classes and learn all the basics on rock climbing. The course will take place in 2 different parts: the theoretical part will be at Capão Raso, Curitiba. The practical activities will take place at Quatro Barras, a neighbour city of Curitiba. Activities will be at Morro do Anhangava, a granite peak reached by 30 minute walk. The whole course lasts 20 hours.


Content of the course:

This course focuses on the basic technical procedures so that the climber can perform on climbing routes with fixed protection so he or she can climb safely and independently.

After teaching the basics of rock climbing, we’ll go through history, ethics, leading techniques, rappelling and safety procedures. The theoretical classes are carried out in Curitiba. These are some specifics:

Introduction to rock climbing equipment (theoretical class in Curitiba):

  • Ropes;
  • Harnesses;
  • Carabiners;
  • Quickdraws;
  • Abseiling devices;
  • Slings;
  • Cords;
  • Helmets;
  • Rock climbing shoes;

Introduction to climbing knots (theoretical class in Curitiba):

  • Figure of eight;
  • Clove hitch;
  • Double fisherman knot;
  • Italian hitch;
  • Overhand knot;
  • Prusik knot;

Rock climbing concepts (classes at Quatro Barras):

  • Rock climbing types;
  • Climbing grades;
  • Equalised belay station;
  • How to belay;
  • Backing up a rappel;
  • Setting up intermediate protection;
  • Climbing ethics and environmental sustainability;

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Rock Climbing Course – Curitiba - 4 days

Day 1 – Thursday

We’ll meet at Rua Winston Churchill 1481 – Capão Raso, Curitiba for the theoretical classes. Theoretical classes will be split in 2 days of 4:30 hours. Our class today starts at 6pm.

Day 2 – Friday

Second part of theoretical class. Starts at 6pm.

Day 3 – Saturday

Our practical classes depart from Curitiba at 7am and take place at Anhangava at Quatro Barras for the whole day. We go back to Curitiba for the night.

Day 4 – Sunday

Our practical classes depart from Curitiba at 7am and take place at Anhangava at Quatro Barras for the whole day. We go back to Curitiba for the night.

* In case of bad weather, practical classes will be postponed to a future date.

Equipment

Having good equipment is one of the key points to have a safe and enjoyable course.

The following equipment is INCLUDED in our course:

  • Harness;
  • Rock climbing shoes;
  • Helmet;
  • Carabiners;
  • Ropes;
  • Climbing slings;
  • Abseiling devices.

This is what we DON’T include and you need to have:

Head
  • Hat or cap

    For sun protection

    Quantity: 1
  • xNxExplorer noir vert J

    Sunglasses (cat 3 or 4)

    With side protection to fit your face

    Quantity: OPTIONAL
  • GG

    Sunscreen and lip balm

    30 FPS or more

    Quantity: OPTIONAL
Torso
  • Snowproof jacket

    A good snow, rain and windproof jacket

    Quantity: OPCIONAL
  • camiseta dry

    T-shirt

    Synthetic fibre long or short sleeve t-shirt

    Quantity: OPTIONAL
  • Fleece jacket

    Used alone or as part of a layer system for better performance

    Quantity: OPTIONAL
Legs
  • Caláa de Trekking

    Trekking pants

    Light trekking pants

    Quantity: Optional
Feet
  • Sandals or crocs

    Sandals or crocs for river crossing or hanging around camp

    Quantity: OPTIONAL
Other Equipment
  • Day snack

    1 snack kit for each day of the course. You can take anything which can be easily transported.

    Quantity: 1
  • Sunscreen

    25fps or above, any brand

    Quantity: 1
  • Water Bottle

    Any sort of water container for hydration

    Quantity: 2 litres
  • Small Rucksack

    25 to 35 litres for water, food and personal belongings

    Quantity: 1

FAQ

Can I take children to the course?

Yes, provided they are accompanied by parents or have written permission. Our course is not recommended for children under 12 years.

When I’m done with the course, will I be able to climb anything?

No. Our course teaches basic climbing techniques and safety procedures. It depends on you to improve your skills later.

Do I have to have climbing equipment to go the course?

No. We provide all climbing equipment. However if you already have some of the equipment, we’d appreciate it if you bring it as it probably suits you better than our’s.

Does the course includes food?

Our course doesn’t include food. You should take snack with you such as sandwiches, etc.

I have some health problems, can I be an student?

No. Climbing is an adventure sport that requires physical exertion. Therefore it is not recommended for students who have health or emotional problems. It also not recommended for students who are afraid of heights or have depression.

Can I take the course alone?

Yes. However we recommend you to take a friend whom you might be able to climb in the future.

Is your course certified?

Unfortunately Brazil doesn’t have such thing as climbing certifications. However please know we use the highest standards in the country.

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Cost

Cost varies according to the number of participants, contact us to know payment methods:

Price for 1 person: U$ 395
Price for 2 persons: U$ 335
Price for 3 persons: U$ 265
Price for 4 persons: U$ 200

What’s included:

  • Climbing instructors;
  • All climbing equipment;
  • Personal insurance;
  • Discount at Loja AltaMontanha;
  • Transport from/to Anhangava.

What’s NOT included:

  • Transport to/from Curitiba;
  • Basic outdoor equipment – Check equipment tab;
  • Any sort of meals during the course.
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