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Climbing Technique

Technique 1

When people take up climbing for the first time, they experience this as a rather physical sport. Which it is, or at least partly. More than a physical sport, however, it is a technical sport. 
In order to start climbing, you do not really have to be very strong. Technique, tactics and mental control are far more important. Sport climbing means you are playing with your balance. Or, according to David Van Reybrouck: “Climbing is vertical ballet”. 
In this course (4 lessons), you will be provided with essential tips and tricks to rapidly improve your climbing skills. You will be taught the basic techniques in order to learn to climb as efficiently as possible. To this end, attention will be paid to placing your feet, shifting your balance, and frontal versus inwardly turned climbing. By the end of the course you will have acquired all the basic skills required to climb efficiently. Your climbing buddies will be amazed at your fast progress! 

 

This course is also an excellent preparation for the Olympos lead climbing course.

 
Please note: The NKBV Indoor Top Rope (IT) climbing proficiency certificate is required in order to take part in this course. 
 

Course periods

This four-week course will be offered in period B-4, F-4, G-4 and H-4

For the schedules (days/hours) of the current or next period, check the red table below.


NB

  • Included: material 
  • Optional: rent climbing shoes for € 4
  • Required: NKBV Indoor Top Rope (IT) climbing proficiency certificate
Kalymnos
Kalymnos

Uppsalalaan 3

3584 CT Utrecht


T. (030) 253 4471

E. kalymnos@olympos.nl

Day Time Period Level Instructor Rate A B C & X  
  
Mon
19:30 - 21:30
Period B-4
Technique 1
Marianne van der Steen
€ 41.55 € 41.55 € 41.55 no longer possible

Introductory climbing lesson

Would you like to climb Kalymnos, but you have not yet obtained a climbing proficiency certificate? It can be done! 

We have an introductory climbing lesson for beginning climbers. Under the supervision of a certified instructor you will learn the (basic) principles of climbing and belaying and you are permitted to attempt the highest outdoor climbing wall in the centre of the Netherlands. 


Registration
It is possible to register at the Service Desk from 2 weeks prior to the introductory climbing lesson or register online via the table below. To register for this lesson, you will need to have a valid OlymPas; in that case the lesson is free of charge. The maximum number of participants per lesson is 12.

Available classes
The introductory climbing lesson will be offered at multiple times. See table below for introductory climbing lessons.


Comments

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Includes: climbing material
  • Optional: rent climbing shoes for € 4.00
  • Required: none
  • Clothing advice: sports shoes, sporty, comfortable clothes and a warm jacket 
Kalymnos
Kalymnos

Uppsalalaan 3

3584 CT Utrecht


T. (030) 253 4471

E. kalymnos@olympos.nl

Day Time Period Level Instructor Rate A B C & X  
No offers

Climbing Top rope

Beginners: top rope (NKBV Indoor Top Rope climbing proficiency certificate).

The first step in your climbing career is to take the Indoor top rope beginners' course. This course will teach you the basic principles of sport climbing. Different themes are covered in four lessons including: safety, becoming aware of risks, material, prevention of injuries, belaying, technique, tying climbing knots and much more. There will be an exam during the final lesson. On passing this exam you will receive the NKBV Indoor Top Rope (IT) climbing proficiency certificate. This is a card that holds your personal data and is proof that you are able to safely climb top rope. The climbing proficiency certificate that you have obtained in this course is also a prerequisite to be allowed to climb during the top rope hours at Kalymnos (free with OlymPas). Click here to see when there is time in the schedule for free top rope climbing at Kalymnos. 


Please note: purchasing the Indoor Top Rope course book (in which the most important points of the course are summarised once again) is mandatory when registering for this course; this book can be ordered from the table below. You will receive the book from the instructor at the start of the course.

Registration
An OlymPas is required if you want to follow this course. The OlymPas needs to be valid for the whole length of the course. The course is then free of charge (with the exception of the mandatory purchase of the course book and the NKBV Indoor Top Rope (IT) climbing proficiency certificate for € 10.30). 

 

Course periods

This four-week course will be offered in period A4, B4, F-4, G-4 and H-4
For the schedules (days/hours) of the current or next period, check the red table below. 


NB

  • Included: material, NKBV course booklet and Indoor Top Rope climbing profinciency certificate 
  • Optional: rent climbing shoes for € 4
  • Required: OlymPas and mandatory course book
Kalymnos
Kalymnos

Uppsalalaan 3

3584 CT Utrecht


T. (030) 253 4471

E. kalymnos@olympos.nl

Day Time Period Level Instructor Rate A B C & X  
  
Wed
18:00 - 20:00
Period B-4
Beginner
Thomas Aalbers
€ 10.30 € 10.30 € 10.30 Full
  
Thu
18:00 - 20:00
Period B-4
Beginner
Loes Vaessen
€ 10.30 € 10.30 € 10.30 Full
  
Thu
20:00 - 22:00
Period B-4
Beginner
Loes Vaessen
€ 10.30 € 10.30 € 10.30 Full

Climbing proficiency exam 

Do you have a wealth of climbing experience, but still no official NKBV climbing proficiency certificate? Then it is possible to obtain your IV or IT climbing proficiency certificate by taking an exam at Olympos. You will be assessed by a climbing instructor certified by the NKBV on safe belaying and climbing and your knowledge of the materials.
After passing the exam you will immediately be permitted to climb.

Available classes
The climbing proficiency exam will be offered at multiple times. See table below for the dates and times.

Registration
It is possible to register online from 2 weeks prior to the climbing proficiency exam via the table below. The costs of the exam are € 10.30 if you have a valid OlymPas. If you don’t have a valid Olympos, you can also register online, but then you have to pay € 10 extra for the admission ticket.

Information

If you have questions about the climbing proficiency exam, please sent an e-mail to kalymnos@olympos.nl.

 

Comments

  • Duration: maximum 1 hour
  • Includes: NKBV climbing proficiency certificate
  • Optional: Renting climbing shoes for € 4 and material
  • Required: good climbing experience
Kalymnos
Kalymnos

Uppsalalaan 3

3584 CT Utrecht


T. (030) 253 4471

E. kalymnos@olympos.nl

Day Time Period Level Instructor Rate A B C & X  
No offers

Lead climbing

Advanced: Lead climbing course (NKBV Indoor Lead Climbing proficiency certificate)

This course is aimed at learning lead climbing on a climbing wall. You will learn the basic principles to lead climb safely and independently. The following issues are covered: rope handling, belaying the lead climber, practicing lead climbing falls. This course is a good start if you have ambitions to further improve your rock climbing skills. An exam will be taken during the last lesson. On passing this exam you will receive the NKBV Indoor Lead Climbing (IV) proficiency certificate. 

 

You will attend classes once a week and you are obliged to attend them all in order to be able to sit the exam. For this reason, you can no longer sign up after the first class (so register in time!). In principle, the classes will only be organised once so make sure you do not miss any.

Registration

An OlymPas is required if you want to follow this course. The OlymPas needs to be valid for the whole length of the course. 

 

Course periods

This four-week course will be offered in period A-4, B-4, F-4, G-4 and H-4

For the schedules (days/hours) of the current or next period, check the red table below.

 

NB
  • Included: material and IV climbing proficiency certificate
  • Optional: rent climbing shoes for € 4
  • Requirements: IT climbing proficiency certificate, can easily climb level 5a 
Kalymnos
Kalymnos

Uppsalalaan 3

3584 CT Utrecht


T. (030) 253 4471

E. kalymnos@olympos.nl

Day Time Period Level Instructor Rate A B C & X  
  
Wed
20:00 - 22:00
Period B-4
Advanced
Thomas Aalbers
€ 49.35 € 49.35 € 49.35 Add  

Climbing

With an OlymPas, or OlymPas Day pass you can make unlimited use of the climbing wall during the Kalymnos opening hours. You must, however, have obtained at least the NKBV Indoor Lead Climbing proficiency certificate (IV).

 

In order to climb individually, you must first sign up at the Service Desk of Sportcentrum Olympos. Here you will have to show an entry ticket as well as your climbing proficiency certificate. You will also have to sign the climbing conditions and indicate whether you will be lead climbing or top rope climbing. 
 
Top rope climbing (NKBV top rope climbing proficiency certificate required)
During opening hours, it is always possible to go top rope climbing. You can use any of the 16 or 17 rope lines that have ropes attached. In case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, it may be necessary to close the climbing wall. This will be indicated on the Kalymnos Facebook page.
 
Lead climbing (NKBV lead climbing proficiency certificate required)
At Kalymnos, you can also practise lead climbing. Lead climbing is only allowed on the 3 or 4 rope lines that have no ropes attached. These lines will be changed regularly.  
 
If you do not yet possess the indoor top rope climbing proficiency certificate, you can obtain this by completing the top rope climbing course at Olympos. If you do not have the certificate, but you do have extensive climbing knowledge and experience, you can speed things up by doing the climbing proficiency test at Olympos.

 

Want to learn more about the complete range of climbing options and opening hours of Kalymnos? Click here.

 

 

Would you like to purchase an OlymPas or Day pass?
You can get an OlymPas at the Service desk (year pass, month pass or day pass) or online on our website (only year). Scroll to the table at the bottom of the page (payment via iDEAL). If you would like to enjoy a ‘separate’ one-time climb, you can also request an OlymPas for one day at the Service Desk. An OlymPas for a day costs € 11.00.

Please note: you are only allowed to climb if you hold an NKBV climbing proficiency certificate. Due to the fact that our Service Desk cannot monitor the climbing wall and for safety reasons, this certificate must be shown at the Service Desk prior to commencing your climb. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Kalymnos
Kalymnos

Uppsalalaan 3

3584 CT Utrecht


T. (030) 253 4471

E. kalymnos@olympos.nl

Duration Rate A B C & X  
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USAC

The Utrechtsche Studenten Alpen Club (USAC) is probably is the most adventurous sports club in Utrecht. Ever since 1928, USAC has been actively involved in the many disciplines of the alpine climbing and mountaineering sports, such as sport climbing, boulder climbing, alpine climbing and tour skiing. 

 

Climbing wall

On Tuesdays and Thursdays (4.30 PM – 7.30 PM), USAC has their home base at the Climbing Wall Utrecht  where members can climb at sharply reduced rates. On Fridays (4 PM -7 PM) and Saturdays (1 PM - 5 PM) USAC members can also climb at reduced rates. In addition, we offer discounts on the various other climbing walls in the Utrecht region and often practise at the Kalymnos climbing wall (Olympos) too.

 

Boulder climbing
Sunday is our regular boulder climbing evening when USAC members can practise in the STERK boulder climbing hall as well as at the Energiehaven against interesting discounts. 

 

 
In the mountains 
In addition to the weekly training evenings on the climbing wall, members at the weekends regularly (in the climbing season as often as each weekend!) set off to climb rock formations in Germany, Belgium and France. In summer, the club’s attention centres on alpine activities and a wide range of alpine courses is jointly organised by USAC, other student alpine clubs in the Netherlands, and the NKBV . In addition, a USAC camp site is set up each summer in the Alps, welcoming both experienced and inexperienced alpinists and sport climbing athletes. 
 
Parties, activities and lectures
In addition to our climbing activities, USAC also organises great parties and monthly get-togethers in café Marktzicht. We also boast an activities committee that organises non-climbing related activities such as game nights and a hitchhiking weekend. And if you always fancied meeting your biggest climbing heroes you should join the lectures to hear them share their climbing adventures with us!

Membership fees (exclusive OlymPas)
€ 40.00 per year

 

Further information
For further information, please contact the secretary: ab-actis@usac.climbing.nl or check: usac.alpenclub.nl.

Want to become a member?

If you wish to become a member of an SSC, you will have to:

  • Pay membership fees to the club of your choice. The fees may differ per club. 
  • Own a valid OlymPas or Sports Club Card. If you’re in rate category A an OlymPas is required. If you’re in rate category B or C, you can choose between an OlymPas or the Sports Club Card. 
  • Register for free at Olympos as a member of you SSC.

 

Step 2 and 3 can be done online. If you’re already a member of this SSC, sign up below for this sports club for free by adding the registration to your shopping trolley. Do you wish to become a member, please first click here for more information and which steps you need to follow to register.

Klimmuur Utrecht
Klimmuur Utrecht
Vlampijpstraat 79
3534 AR Utrecht

T. (030) 246 7181

E. info@klimmuur-utrecht.nl
Duration Rate A B C & X  
  
Registration 19-20 whole year € 0.- € 0.- € 0.- Add  
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