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Indoor Toprope

Target audience
New members without much climbing experience and license who participate in the introductory package during the ESAC introductory periods in September / October or April / May. More about becoming a member and the introduction periods can be found here.

Entry Requirements

  • Be motivated to climb at ESAC!
  • Participation in the ESAC introductory package

The course consists of 4 evenings of which 1 exam evening. This course is - if you do not have any experience- compulsory if you want to go on an introduction weekend and is the basis for your climbing career within the ESAC. This applies to both sport climbing and mountaineering.

The aim of the course is that you learn to climb independently in the climbing hall and can climb into the rocks under the supervision of an instructor. During the course various safety devices are discussed, different binding methods and toprope belaying. If there is time left, attention is also paid to climbing techniques. In addition, this course is always fun and an opportunity to meet like-minded people to climb together with in the future.

The course is given for the new members of the normal introduction period in September / October. In the spring (April / May), a smaller introductory period is also organized for which ESAC also organizes an IT course. The exact dates are shown in the agenda when they are known.

The IT exam is taken in the climbing hall. During this exam you must show that you can safely climb and belay.

All materials - except clothing and climbing shoes - can be borrowed during this course. It is possible to purchase a basic set of climbing gear during the course, so that you can start climbing after the course. During this course it is not necessary to have climbing shoes, sport shoes are great. Ultimately, you need the following materials to be able to climb yourself:

  • Harness
  • Safebiner
  • Belaying device
  • Climbing shoek
  • Possibly chalk bag and chalk

The costs for this course are included in the ESAC introduction package.

This course is included in the introduction package and cannot be taken separately. More information about the introductory package can be found on the page about becoming a member. Do you have questions about this? Then mail the intro@esac.nl and oc@esac.nl.