Content of the course:
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 be at the country side of São Paulo, in a little town named Pedra Bela. It lasts for a total of 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 a hostel at Pedra Bela, 20km away from São Paulo. These are some specifics:
Introduction to rock climbing equipment:
Introduction to climbing knots:
Rock climbing concepts:
Day 1 – Friday
We’ll meet at Pousada Alma de Pedra in Pedra Bela for the night. At dinner we’ll talk about types of climbing, history and ethics.
Day 2 – Saturday
We’ll start our day with a delicious breakfast. We’ll have a first lecture about equipment and then a safety briefing. At noon, we will take a lunch break and soon after we’ll drive to the first rock slab for the first practical class. We will have snacks and drinks available for students throughout the afternoon.
Day 3 – Sunday
After breakfast at the hostel we have a lecture involving lead climbing then we leave for the rock where we will spend the rest of day. The course ends late afternoon.
Having good equipment is one of the key points to have a safe and enjoyable course.
The following equipment is INCLUDED in our course:
This is what we DON’T include and you need to have:
Hat or cap
For sun protectionQuantity: 1
Sunglasses (cat 3 or 4)
With side protection to fit your faceQuantity: OPTIONAL
Sunscreen and lip balm
30 FPS or moreQuantity: OPTIONAL
A good snow, rain and windproof jacketQuantity: OPCIONAL
Synthetic fibre long or short sleeve t-shirtQuantity: OPTIONAL
Used alone or as part of a layer system for better performanceQuantity: OPTIONAL
Light trekking pantsQuantity: Optional
Sandals or crocs
Sandals or crocs for river crossing or hanging around campQuantity: OPTIONAL
1 snack kit for each day of the course. You can take anything which can be easily transported.Quantity: 1
25fps or above, any brandQuantity: 1
Any sort of water container for hydrationQuantity: 2 litres
25 to 35 litres for water, food and personal belongingsQuantity: 1
Gives you more stability during walk and summit push.
How do I get to Pedra Bela?
If you are in São Paulo, let us know as we can organise the transport for you. We usually meet near São Paulo and drive together to Pedra Bela.
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?
Yes, full board.
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.
Cost varies according to the number of participants, contact us to know payment methods:
Price for 1 person: U$ 305
Price for 2 persons: U$ 255
Price for 3 persons: U$ 205
Price for 4 persons: U$ 155
What’s NOT included: