Rock Climbing Course – São Paulo - 3 days

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Rock Climbing Course – São Paulo - 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 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:

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

Introduction to climbing knots:

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

Rock climbing concepts:

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

Itinerary

Rock Climbing Course – São Paulo - 3 days

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.

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
  • Bast∆o de caminhada

    Trekking poles

    Gives you more stability during walk and summit push.

FAQ

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.

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Cost

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 included:

  • Climbing instructors;
  • All meals including dinners;
  • All climbing equipment;
  • Discount at Loja AltaMontanha;
  • Personal insurance;

What’s NOT included:

  • Transport to Pedra Bela – We can organise it for you, let us know where you are;
  • Basic outdoor equipment – Check equipment tab;
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