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Basic rock climbing course in Valtellina

Basic rock climbing course in Valtellina

6 hours



From 1 to 8


  • Learn the basics of rock climbing in the most beautiful valleys in the province of Sondrio.
  • Approach a discipline with great benefits for body and mind and discover wonderful places.
  • A day of sport and nature while acquiring new skills and improving your technique.

Your guide

Ivan P.

I have made a passion into the best profession I could have. The mountains are a fantastic excuse to meet people, travel the world and give dreams, then there is the rest.

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Full description

A rock climbing course is an excellent opportunity to combine sport and nature and to enjoy a magnificent experience in the splendid setting of Valtellina and its side valleys: Valmalenco, Val Masino and Val di Mello.

If you wish to approach the world ofclimbing or want to improve your level, this activity is for you. An alpine guide will teach you the basics and help you refine your techniques and skills, passing on the enthusiasm and passion for a fun discipline that is extraordinarily beneficial for psychophysical health.

The 6-hour course is tailored to everyone's needs and focuses on three elements: progression techniques, safety methods and training exercises for body and mind.

At the end of the experience you will have gained confidence and will look forward to the next climbs!

What we will do

We will meet at 9 a.m. at the mountain guide's office in Caspoggio (SO). From there, we will reach one of the many locations suitable for the climbing course, which will be chosen by the guide according to the weather conditions and the characteristics of the group: from Valtellina to Val Masino, from Valmalenco to Val di Mello, all enchanting places where unspoilt nature is the main feature.

Upon reaching the course location, we will begin with an introductory briefing on the day's activities. Beginners will be given theoretical basics and, in any case, it will be a good opportunity for everyone to brush up on key climbing concepts. We will devote part of the lesson to safety methods and risk management in special situations. We will learn how to use theequipment and belay systems, and we will learn about basic and specific knotology.

Then we will move on to the practical part which will take us through the techniques of fundamental prog ression and triangle progression. We will learn the most effective motor patterns, the correct movements and positions that will allow us to use our muscles efficiently while minimising effort.

Finally, we will focus on the importance of themental approach in a discipline like climbing, which also has many benefits for the psyche. We will try to increase awareness and proprioception withblindfolded climbing andclimbing in hiking boots, which will push us to find new ways of adapting. We will learn breathing techniques, do time trials to get used to managing time and pressure, and much more.

The climbing day lasts six hours, including breaks and a break for a packed lunch.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is at an easy level. The course is based on a customisable method and is open to both beginners and those who already have some experience and want to improve their technique. To participate, you must be in good physical shape and at least 7 years old.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the activity.

The activity can be booked from June to September on the dates indicated in the calendar and is confirmed when there are at least 3 participants.

Equipment hire of 15€ is already included in the participation fee.

The guide is covered by a professional liability insurance policy. An accident insurance policy can be taken out at an additional cost of 3€ (payable locally). If you are interested, please ask the guide after booking.

Recommended clothing

Sportswear and hiking shoes

Don't forget to bring

  • sweatshirt
  • shell or k-way
  • sunglasses
  • packed lunch
  • drinks

What is included

  • Mountain Guide
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Ropes
  • Carabiners
  • Brakes
  • Liability Insurance
  • Food and Drink
  • Transport
  • Accident Insurance (optional at 3€)

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Caspoggio, Sondrio

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is moderate. You get a full refund if you cancel within 8 days from the activity start date. Within 7 and 5 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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