Sandstone Climbing: 2021-05-15 - 2021-05-22xaas

Sandstone climbing

15.05.2021 - 22.05.2021

One of the best and totally unique types of rock for climbing in the world (not that we’re biased). 

If you’re familiar with British gritstone then Czech sandstone will be surprisingly similar. If you’ve got no idea what we’re talking about then all you need to know is that the Czech sandstone of the Elbe Mountains is one of the best rock types for climbing.

 

This is your chance to experience some of the most unique and exciting Czech climbing, accompanied by some of the finest guides you could ever wish to meet (even if we do say so ourselves). It’s perfect for climbers who’ve got a fair bit of experience under their belt looking for new challanges and bit more exotic climbing styles, but open to anyone who can belay safely and tie on without assistance.

 

Throughout your stay you’ll be guided by a local climber and route developer who’ll use their local knowledge to take you deep into the Elbe sandstone. These ancient rocks straddle the border between German Saxony and Czech Bohemia and are, not surprisingly, a national park. The River Elbe has carved a narrow gorge through the soft sandstone, creating some stunning cracks and crevices that will get serious climbers pretty aroused.

 

Our top coaches will be with you every step of the way helping you to master the following:

 

  • What equipment you need and how to choose it so you have the best climbing experience while staying safe
  • Technical climbing skills like how to belay, set up top-rope and lead climb (depending on your level)
  • Climbing calls and communication so that you can get your message across to climbing buddies
  • Movement skills to help you climb more efficiently
  • Basic understanding of outdoor risks so you can make it home safely every day
  • Cleaning the anchors so you can retrieve all your gear
  • Leading sport climbs technique
  • Work on balance so that you climb in a more efficient way
  • Time on slab and vertical ground to improve footwork for better climbing
  • Overhang work to build strength and confidence so you can take on tougher climbing challenges
  • Red point and on-sight attempts so you can tackle new climbs more easily
  • Personalized coaching to break through mental barriers

 

This course is a great way into climbing culture. It’s intense for sure, but this means you’ll develop your skills quickly and progress way faster than you thought possible. Join the Rockbusters beginner climbing courseNovice and you’ll quickly reach new heights and be ready to take on epic routes you could only dream of.

 

Minimum of 2 participants. In other cases we will offer different trips/courses in the same or higher value or issue full refund.

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Labské Údoli

 

What you need to know

  1. We welcome intermediate to expert climbers. To get the most out of this coaching camp we recommend that you lead comfortably F6b (5.11). Grades range from F6 to F8 (5.10 - 5.13)
  2. Czech sandstone style is specific and bit extreme so be prepared to take it slow, do some top-ropes at first to get into it.
  3. This is a climbing trip and our number one goal is to maximize your time spent on the rock.
  4. Worries free climbing vacation. Book your flights and leave rest to us. We sort out all logistics for you.

Typical day

Wake up, have a relaxing breakfast, coffee. We will meet up at 10am to discuss the plan for the day so make sure you are ready to go!

8 – 10am
10.30am

Leaving the house and walking to crag. If crossing the river we may take little ferry.

Jump on some warm up climbs and start getting your body moving. Look up for some challenges for the day and figure out the beta. Of course there is always time for some cool coaching.

11am - 2pm
2pm

Lunchtime! Pull out your packed lunch and relax on Spanish sun with great Elbes valley views. This is also a good time to snap some photos.

Back to climbing. Using what you learned in the morning, and our individualized coaching, start nailing the projects down.

2.30 - 7pm
7 - 8pm

Time to relax with a well-earned beer from one of the local climbing bars. We will re-group, discuss the highlights from the day and what the focus will be tomorrow.

Pour yourself some Czech wine/beer and get something to eat. Who knows where the night will lead…

8pm
11pm

There are no rules but most of us will be in bad this time!

What’s included

- Individualized coaching
- Climbing safety equipment & gear

- Airport pick up and drop off are organized by shared rental cars FREE of CHARGE
- Transportation between crags FREE of CHARGE
- Accommodation FREE of CHARGE

EXCLUDED

- Transportation to Spain
- Travel & climbing insurance
- Food & drinks (group dinner can be purchased for €15 per meal)

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

We provide all the gear, but you will need to bring your own reasonably tight climbing shoes and harness. We have belay devices, slings, and helmets, but you might prefer to bring your own. We strongly suggest bringing a down jacket, a hat, a rain jacket, a pair of comfortable approach shoes, head lamp, sleeping bag, and a backpack big enough for carrying lunch and gear to the crag. 

FOOD

Upon arrival we will take you to the store to shop for breakfast and lunch food for the week. There is refrigerator in the house, and there are shops in Decin to replenish supplies.

There are plenty restaurants and bars in Cornudella de Montsant to have dinner. Communal dinners can be organized if required.

Accommodation

Bunk beds in private house with warm showers, kitchen, ... of locar climber, route developer and your host and guide for the week Pajka.

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FLY IN / FLY OUT


Arrival:

Ruzyne International Airport

Departure:

Ruzyne International Airport

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