Dolomites, Italy

ABOUT DOLOMITES

Welcome to a holiday region with natural beauty and diversity. The Dolomites offer stunning views of the mountains and valley. This place attracts visitors with its beauty and sporting activities.

The Dolomites are a mountain range or the Dolomite Alps in north-eastern Italy. The highest peak is the Marmolada, at 3,343 meters above sea level. The area is almost 16,000 m2. The Dolomites were also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. The mountain range is in the Veneto, Trentiono-AltoAidigie-Sudtirol, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions. It covers the area between the provinces of Belluno, Vicenza, Verona, Trentino, South Tyrol, Udine, and Pordenone.

The Dolomites are on the list of must-visits in the world. You can visit the Dolomites at any time of the year. Most people visit in summer or winter. Families can enjoy the Dolomites all year round, where we can do endless sporting activities. It is wonderful for families with children to spend their holidays there.

Climbing in Dolomites

Climbing in the Dolomites is varied and offers different styles, and there are many routes for everyone to try in a mountain atmosphere. The Dolomite limestone is special; it mostly climbs on large and small pockets with very good friction. The Dolomites are also a great destination for families with small children. You can go on easy hikes to the higher peaks reachable with cable cars and valleys, enjoy the beautiful parks, rent a bike, or visit the world-class children's playgrounds.

Beautiful landscapes and endless rocks for climbing and peaks for hiking make for the best summer holiday of a lifetime. What more could you want?

Ready to explore and climb in the Dolomites?

 

When best period for rock climbing?

The Dolomites offer a diverse range of crags and climbing styles. You'll mostly enjoy pockety routes on solid  Dolomite-limestone. Visiting and rock climbing at higher altitudes is best done in summer, in July and August, when temperatures are at their highest. The mountains are refreshing, and some crags are at altitudes above 2500 meters. You should always check the weather forecast for climbing at higher altitudes. Temperatures range between 10 and 20 degrees.

Some southern crags and high-altitude lovers can be visited in autumn and spring, making the Dolomites a great destination at any time of the year.

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When?

Summer, July and August

You can join us for only one day or up to 10 days.


Availability:

5 climbers (2 minimum)


For who?

They are climbing for young adults with confidence, leading from 6a, for everyone who wants to climb a lot and push themselves to a higher level. Get more confidence and improve their climbing for those who want to have fun and learn something new from the best coaches.

other climbing camps and courses;

 

Questions?

For more info, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Included in the price:

World-class climbing coaching and instruction, safety equipment, ropes and quickdraws, and lots of fun. When you book a full week, one day of professional photo shooting (worth 130€) is also included in the price.

Price:

All prices are for one-person individual training.

1-day - 200€

3-days - 500€

5-days - 800€

7-days - 950€


Not in the price:

Your transport to Belluno, food, accommodation, and your insurance. For accommodation, we can help arrange to find you a good and cozy place to stay.


What do you need to bring?

Harness, climbing and approach shoes, warm and light clothes, helmet, chalk bag and chalk ☺, belay device, sun crème, headlamp, and great mood. It would be best to have your insurance; we recommend doing it before home.

PROGRAM

Day 1: Arrive in the Dolomites, settle in, and start enjoying your climbing holidays. Discuss your goals for the coaching week and the future.

Day 2: Having an easy start with lots of easy routes for warming up the body and getting used to the rock.

Day 3: Climbing vertical routes. Concentrating more on on-sight climbing technique and mental training—discuss how to approach on-sight, visualization, preparation, analysis, learning where to clip, resting exercise, commitment, and reading the route.

Day 4: Climbing hard routesYou will learn how to climb more challenging routes with the redpoint approach step by step. You will know how to do visualization for the redpoint, which is part of mental coaching. The red point is not only climbing but also falling coachingIt is part of the game and learning process for gaining better performance in the working route, even when we are pumped to get that 100% out of our bodies.

Day 5: Rest day is part of training, so we might take one as well. It is not necessary to have a complete rest day; we might still do some running and yoga in the morning and swimming or easy climbing in the afternoon. It also depends on the group and their needs and wishes. One of the rest day activities is climbing without hands or using fewer hands, such as toprope. These skills are excellent for learning efficiency, improving climbing techniques for more challenging routes, and having fun.

Day 6: Climbing days for on-sight attempt with repetition if necessary. You will try to put the mental knowledge into the climbing and try hard.

Day 7: We will return to your redpoint project to test your head and power. You are learning how to mentally prepare for sending the projects and the proper mindset for this day. Not only is sending a reward, but the process should be the goal that motivates us.

Day 8: The final day or more relaxed day for you will be climbing without pressure from us. You choose whatever you wish that day to climb. You must enjoy and try to climb as much as your head and muscles let you. We can repeat your projects, foot and hand technique, mental coaching, falling practice, or hang out in climbing crags and have fun with no stress.

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Island Hvar, Croatia

ABOUT HVAR

Welcome to the island of Hvar

Hvar has beautiful cliffs along the beaches, with clear blue water and very good quality sea cliffs. The beauty of nature is one of the unique and unforgettable climbing holidays for every climber. We had not visited this magical island before for many years, but we were very impressed by the beauty and such nice climbing that Hvar offers. Some of the beaches have cliffs by the sea, some are in the hills and have a wonderful view of it. In summer you can enjoy adventure climbing, known as DWS. We visited Hvar in November and also for New Year and were surprised by how warm the weather can be, and very little rainfall. On our autumn visit, we added another wonderful climbing area, Lučišče (2021), with some incredibly difficult and drippy routes; you can read a post describing the routes on our blog.

Hvar is not only a bathing destination, but a wonderful climbing and a bit adventurous destination. And every year new routes are created. That's why most of the routes are still very sharp and not slick.

Bolting until sunset. Can't get any better than this 🙂

Climbing sectors

The climbing areas on the island are Sveta Nedelja, Vela Stiniva, Milna, Pokrivenik, Stranice, Podstine, DWS, and Lucišče. The guide can be found on 27crags or hvarclimbing.com. The hard, sharp orange and grey limestone is a typical Hvar rock with technical directions on overhangs and plateaus. There are many beginner routes in Milna, Podstine, and Sveta Nedelja and most of the walls face the sun. For the strongest climbers, we have developed a new sector, Lučišče, for 2021, so first ascents await them.

A little about the island of Hvar

Hvar is known as the island with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Its beautiful beaches and clear blue waters attract many visitors from all over. The small villages have a rich historical background, which is another reason to visit the island. Hvar has it all, ancient olive trees, vineyards, lavender fields and sandy beaches. Hvar is perfect for an active holiday, especially if you love water, beaches, and rocks. It is also very suitable for cycling and for lovers of wine, fish, and olive oil. And how do you get there? Easy. You can reach Hvar by ferry or catamaran, which takes a good hour from Split or half an hour from Drvenik.

When?

You can join us for only one day or up to 10 days.


Availability:

5 climbers (2 minimum)


For who?

Climbing for young and adults with confidence leading from 6a, for everyone who wants to climb a lot and push themselves to a higher level. Get more confidence and improve their climbing for those who want to have fun and learn something new from the best coaches.

Questions?

For more info, please contact us.

Included in the price:

World-class climbing coaching and instruction, safety equipment, ropes and quickdraws, and lots of fun.

Price:

All prices are for one-person individual training.

1-day - 200€

3-days - 500€

5-days - 800€

7-days - 950€


Not in the price:

Your own transport to Siurana, food, accommodation, and your own insurance. For accommodation, we can help to arrange to find you a good and cozy place to stay.


What do you need to bring?

Harness, climbing and approach shoes, warm and light clothes, helmet, chalk bag and chalk ☺, belay device, sun crème, headlamp, and great mood. You need also to have your own insurance, we recommend doing it before at home.

PROGRAM

Day 1: Getting on the island and settled there and start enjoying your climbing holidays. Discuss your goals for coaching week and the future.

Day 2: Having an easy start with lots of easy routes for warming up the body and getting used to the rock.

Day 3: Climbing on vertical routes. Concentrating more on on-sight climbing technique and mental training – discuss how to approach on-sight, visualization, preparation, analysis, learning where to clip, resting exercise, learning commitment, and reading the route.

Day 4: Climbing hard routes. You will learn how to climb more challenging routes with the redpoint approach step by step. You will know how to do visualization for the redpoint, which is part of mental coaching. The red point is not only climbing but also falling coachingIt is part of the game and learning process for gaining better performance in the working route, even when we are pumped to get that 100% out of our bodies.

Day 5: Rest day is part of training so we might take one as well. Not necessary to have a complete rest day; we might still do some running and yoga in the morning and swimming or easy climbing in the afternoon. It also depends on the group and their needs and wishes. One of the rest day activities is climbing without hands or using fewer hands, toprope of course. These skills are excellent for learning how to be efficient, improving climbing techniques for more challenging routes, and having fun.

Day 6: Climbing days for on-sight attempt with repetition if necessary. You will try to put the mental knowledge in the climbing and try hard.

Day 7: We will return to your redpoint project to test your head and power. You are learning how to mentally prepare for sending the projects and the proper mindset for this day. And also, not only is sending a reward, but the process should be the goal that motivates us.

Day 8: The final day or more relaxed day for you will be climbing without pressure from us. You choose whatever you wish that day to climb. You must enjoy and try to climb as much as your head and muscles let you. We can repeat your projects, foot and hand technique, mental coaching, falling practice, or hang out in climbing crags and have fun with no stress.

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Climbing with family on island Sicily.

Course for beginners

Start your climbing journey with us

Are you also afraid of heights? Don't worry; every human is, and we are aware of that. This fear keeps us alive when we don't use all that fancy safety gear, and anyways, we newer climb without it. It means fear is unnecessary anymore, so we will learn to overcome and control it to climb stress-free.

Once you are safely tied in, we will start climbing and slowly begin working on basic techniques. Depending on your abilities and progress, we will gradually add more complicated things to help you get to the top even easier. We will also teach you how to belay your partner, what to do in case of a fall while climbing, and who knows, maybe even lead climbing if you feel comfortable enough.

What is included in the price:

We provide all climbing equipment for the time, of course. And all the necessary instructions for safe climbing.

What is not in the price:

Own transportation, insurance, food, and drinks.

Price:

1 person is 120€

2 persons is 200€

3 persons is 270€

4 persons is 320€.

Climbing tufa course in Split.

Tufa climbing course

What will you learn

We introduce you to a basic technique for the first week and the second for advanced tufa climbing. You will learn and train in twisting the hips, knees, shoulders and head, feet and legs, and in short, to rotate the body to climb efficiently. You will learn where there are suitable places to do knees bars and do no hand rest. You will get used to these new techniques as much as possible.

We were climbing long tufas in-wall Drašnice in south Croatia.
We were climbing long tufas in-wall Drašnice in south Croatia.
Anja Šerbinek climbing over stalactites in Big cave of Osp.
Anja Šerbinek climbing over stalactites in Big cave of Osp.

For who

For anyone who has been climbing for a while and wants to learn something new and would like to go somewhere on climbing holidays, tufa routes and you didn’t dare. For who already know stalactite climbing and would like to raise their level need training in your projects.

Price: 

All prices are for one-person individual training.

1-day - 200€

3-days - 500€

5-days - 800€

7-days - 950€

Family Climbing Coaching course

Climbing course for family

If both parents want to climb a lot and learn something new or you need maybe a hint to repair mistakes in climbing, we can help you out. We will coach you as much as you want, and kids will climb if they like so. We will belay you in your projects as much as you wish without being forced to go home. You will get more climbing in a day, more endurancemore confidence, and better technique. We will teach all members how to climb better like a family. Besides that, everybody will be happy, kids will be playing and climbing, you will be climbing enough, and then you will go for a nice dinner and have a great climbing holiday with your family.

Price:

The price is per family and is based on the number of members.

2-Day climbing course

What is in the price:

We provide all climbing equipment for the time, of course. And all the necessary instructions for safe climbing.

 What is not in the price:

Own transportation, insurance, food, and drinks.

Price:

The 2-day course usually runs all day from 10 am till 5 pm.

190€ for 1 person

290€ for 2 person

390€ for 3 persons

490€ for 4 persons

590€ for 5 persons

Leonidio, Greece

ABOUT LEONIDIO

Leonidio climbing

The beauty of Leonidio is rising up a 250 meters high reddish limestone cliff with lots of sectors that are reachable within walking distance from the town. Other sectors lay all along the valley, driving towards little mountain village Kosmas and Vaskina valley. In Leonidio exists 68 sectors, with more than 2000 routes, graded from 5a-9a and some projects. The highest sectors are Elona and Nifada, with the most impressive climbing of hardest and technical routes on beautiful tufa columns around.

Family climbing holiday in Leonidio.
Spending climbing holidays with family is a perfect place in Leonidio.
Market day in Leonidio on Mondays to hang out and buy veggies.
Monday is great for buying veggies and hanging out with friends at the marketplace.

Rock climbing style Leonidio

If you searching for a warm climbing destination in winter with excellent routes on solid limestone, Leonidio is the place to be. More than 2000 routes attract many climbers worldwide, and Leonidio has become another climbing venue where climbers find themselves living.

Leonidio climbing is on solid limestone rock, typically with long tufa columns, juggy overhanging routes, climbing on grey slabs, then vertical technical walls with small crimps, easier routes on red solid rock with lots fun.

Town of Leonidio

Little town Leonidio is situated on Eastern Peloponnese, with perfect climate conditions for growing vegetables and fruits all year. In town, you can notice typical white Greek houses surrounded by olive trees. And on the main street, you can visit several lovely small stores and supermarkets, very good tavernas offering delicious Greek cuisine. The little town is becoming a great welcoming for climbers, where you can visit some climbing shops or take a relaxing massage after climbing day.

Climbing in sector Mars on tufas routes, in Leonidio.
A beautiful girl is climbing in beautiful sector Mars.
Klemen Becan in Nifada, Leonidio, Greece.
Klemen is climbing in sector Nifada, on the hardest routes of Leonidio.

Best climbing conditions

Because Leonidio has a Mediterranean climate and many sunny days, it became a perfect climbing destination for Spring, Autumn, and Winter with mild temperatures. Wintertime with sunny days welcomes families, strongest climbers, advanced climbers, enthusiastic climbers and is perfect climbing for beginners of the best climbing venue on Peloponnese. Leonidio is definitely on your must-visit list.

What could you do for a rest day?

Leonidio is getting a popular climbing destination for families with kids. However, besides moving our bodies in the walls, we can also relax on the beach, swim in a clean Mediterranean sea, hiking in mountains, mountain biking, and enjoy climbing holidays in one place.

When?

  Autumn and Spring.

You can join us for only one day or up to 10 days.


Availability:

5 climbers (2 minimum)


For who?

They are climbing for young and adults with confidence leading from 6a, for everyone who wants to climb a lot and push themselves to a higher level. Get more confidence and improve their climbing for those who want to have fun and learn something new from the best coaches.

 

Other climbing courses;

 

Questions?

For more info, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Included in the price:

We provide climbing coaching and instruction, safety equipment, ropes and quickdraws, and lots of fun. When you book a whole week, one day of professional photo shooting (worth 130€) is in the price.

Price:

All prices are for one-person individual training.

1-day - 200€

3-days - 500€

5-days - 800€

7-days - 950€


Not in the price:

Own transport to Leonidio, food, accommodation, and your insurance. For accommodation, we can help to arrange to find you a good and cozy place to stay.


What do you need to bring?

Harness, climbing and approach shoes, warm and light clothes, helmet, chalk bag and chalk, belay device, sun crème, headlamp, and great mood. It would be best if you also had your insurance, and we recommend doing it before at home.

PROGRAM

Day 1: You will arrive at the destination and settle down. In the afternoon, we have a brief presentation of the program and discuss your wishes and goals for the climbing week.

Day 2: The first day of climbing coaching is getting used to the rock and style of climbing and checking, learning safety knots (if necessary), checking correct belying. You will climb more accessible routes, and we will try to improve foot techniques for climbing for better clipping positions.

Day 3: The following day of climbing coaching is all about learning the tufa climbing technique. Not everywhere in the world, you learn that. It is exceptional to use the body and legs, with lots of twisting and knee-bars, sometimes even hill-hooks and hip-hooks. Tufa technique is an incredible way of climbing, and it's beneficial when the climbing starts to be overhanging.

Day 4: You will learn how to climb more challenging routes with the redpoint approach step by step.You will know how to do visualization for the redpoint, which is part of mental coaching. The red point is not only climbing but also falling coachingIt is part of the game and learning process for gaining better performance in the working route.

Day 5: Rest day is part of the climbing training. Not obligatory, but we recommend doing stretching or yoga or swimming in a lake, sea. Muscules relaxation will give you more blood circulation, the body will recover from stress better, and your mind will restart for the following climbing coaching day. In the evening we can have a little presentation about mental training and discussion about your goals, problems and find solutions in this way.

Day 6: We will introduce you to on-sight climbing.You are learning the proper approach of on-sight attempts for challenging goals, then learning how to read the rock and climb it. You will learn how to find suitable positions to clip and how to climb 100% committed.  We will work on the process from mental training and technique coaching-trying hard in the attempts.

Day 7: We will return to your redpoint project to test your head and power. You are learning how to mentally prepare for sending the projects and the proper mindset for this day. And also, not only is sending a reward, but the process should be the goal that motivates us.

Day 8: The final day or more relaxed day for you will be climbing without pressure from us. You choose whatever you wish that day to climb. You must enjoy and try to climb as much as your head and muscles let you. We can repeat your projects, foot and hand technique, mental coaching, falling practice, or hang out in climbing crags and have fun with no stress.

GALLERY