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Outdoor Multi Pitch


Target audience

You can learn outdoor multipitch once you have sufficient outdoor singlepitch experience and want to climb longer routes outside. You are motivated to learn everything about safety and the technology that comes with it. You are motivated to complete the process described below spread over a few months. With this license, you can also enrol in the outdoor kader track.

Entry Requirements

  • Indoor AND Outdoor lead climbing Single Pitch (IV / OV-SP) exam passed or comparable experience
  • Being able to lead climb 5+ in the hall without a block
  • Participation in at least one of the two OV-MP weekends
  • Compulsory attendance at all lessons

The course consists of 1 admission moment, 5 course evenings, multiple climbing weekends of which at least one OV climbing weekend and the exam. With this course you will learn step by step what is important in multipitching. Topics that will be discussed include building anchors, hoists, double-rope techniques, prusikken and orienting in the rock.

The intake time for the OV MP course takes place after the Christmas holidays. The course is given in March / April. The weekends take place at the start of the climbing season. The exact dates are shown in the agenda when they are known.

The OV-MP exam is taken during a climbing weekend. To do this, after the course, you have to practice the techniques during climbing weekends under the supervision of an SKB or SKI. If you have signed off your route list and an SKI has put a signature as proof that you are ready for your exam, you can take the exam during the next climbing weekend. During this exam, you have to show that you have mastered the techniques and you get a case. A case is a scenario in which something goes wrong. In cooperation with your climbing partner, you must safely complete this case.


  • Harness
  • Safebiner
  • Safety device, preferably a (auto)tuber-like
  • Climbing shoes
  • 5 screw carabiners of which at least 1 is HMS biner
  • 1 sling of 120 centimeter
  • Dynamic self-belay (recommended), i.e. Petzl Connect Adjust, or 1 nylon sling of 90-120 centimeter
  • Prusikrope (thickness: 5mm; length: 1x 1m, 2x 5m; preferably different colors)
  • Quickdraws 6x, possibly 2x extended

The costs for this course are expected to be 50 euros (excluding climbing weekend costs).

Do you want to sign up for this course? In the agenda, it becomes visible when you can register for the course. If you have any questions, please contact the Education Committee via OC@esac.nl

PS. When the maximum number of subscriptions is reached, the Education Committee will make a selection based on (climbing) motivation.