Rock climbing courses in Arco Lake Garda Italy Alpine course in the Dolomites Alps
Personal intensive course Lake Garda
hrs. 5/6 - pax 2 - EU 149,00
Weekly courses beginners Dolomites
3 days - pax 3/5 - EU 310,00
Weekly rock climbing for advanced
3 days - pax 3/4 - EU 350,00
Week-end training lessons in Arco
2 days - pax 3/5 - EU 220,00
Alpine courses Alps (mountain hut)
5 days - pax 3/5 - EU 690,00 (BB incl.)
Hiking trekking Kalymnos Island
5 days - pax 4/5 - EU 667,00
Classical multipitch routes in the Alps
hrs. 4/6 - pax 2 - from EU 300,00
Links for alpine sports in the Dolomites Alps
Information on rock climbing at Lake Garda and Dolomites
With max. 2 participants you can benefit from the didactic capacity of our mountain guide who can look back
upon more than 20 years of teaching in our Alpine School of Arco. It is possible to choose the dates, the
number of days as well as the venues, difficulty degrees and didactical preferences. One mountain guide
with two guests is an ideal group for a multi-pitch route up to 400 m with ca. 12 pitches.
The rock climbing courses will take place in one of the many areas around Arco. On natural vertical
rock walls (equipped with SPIT) the participants are learning to climb by using the "top-rope" system on single
pitch routes. It permits the climber to "fall" in any moment and all that can happen is, that the climber remains
"hanging" on the rope - a rope which has a capacity of up to 2.000 kg - this is a maximum of security. One day of
activity has a duration of approx. 4 to 5 hours. A licensed Mountain Guide will teach knot- , belaying- and
techniques which are the base of every type of mountain activity such as "Vie ferrate" (iron/ladder paths)
or even ice climbing. We prefer to perform our courses with a small number of participants in order to provide a
maximum of service and success for each beginning climber. Thus the Mountain Guide can concentrate on each
participant individually, he can evaluate and correct possible mistakes and contribute to make a large progress.
You may ask our Guide for advice regarding any type of alpine activity.
The goal of most participants in "advanced courses" is to go climb independently and to "lead" In the
beginning of the course we still climb top-rope on difficult routes trying to reach the limit our your
capacity with the objective to attain a higher degree, to correct possible mistakes and to refine your
technique. Next step in the course is advanced rope and rock climbing techniques for climbers who are
"leading". The success of the courses depends on the participants' prior experience and a small number of
participants; upon request it is also possible to do multi-pitch routes.
Information on and booking
Any type of requests as well as reservations should be made at least 20 days by e-mal prior to the start of
the course with our Alpine School of Arco. You should indicate the number of participants, possible prior
mountaineering experience as well as any information necessary to guarantee a successful and efficient course.
All the material which is necessary will be made available free of charge by our
Mountain Guides (this includes as well shoes, harness, helmet). This service is included in our rates. If you
need help choosing the suitable gear, the Guides may give you some good advice.
What happens, if it rains in Arco ?
Sometimes it may rain even in Arco and there is the chance that a day of your course cannot
take place due to bad weather. It is our pleasure to postpone the 'lost' day to another date. If this should
not be possible, of course we are not going to charge the full rate for the lost day instead we are only
retaining the deposit payment already paid. The same applies to partially used days. In any case the deposit
payment is non refundable, as the Alpine School Arco – in order to provide you with a perfect
service - is sustaining the same costs … even with bad weather. You will not lose the deposit for your booking
and possible lost days, as you may use it within a 2 year time frame or 'transfer' it to a friend.
Insurance for our participants
Each Guide of Alpine School Arco are government licensed Mountain Guides with an
international diploma and are officially registered with the regional and international Mountain Guide' s
Association. With no exception, all of them have a third party liability insurance towards their clients.
The crags in Arco Lake Garda Dolomites
Year after year the Northern area of the Lake Garda (Arco) is presenting itself as the rock climber' s
and mountaineering capital. Responsible for this success are the facts that the area is offering walls of up
to 1.200 m altitude as well as rocks and boulders suitable for rock climbing. The limestone' s structures allow
to perform safely and elegantly all kinds of techniques. The Mediterranean climate, mild in winter and
refreshing in summer, permits each kind of climbing almost throughout the whole year.
The participation is independent of age and does not require special physical conditions. If
you love outdoor activities and, if you are anxious to discover something "new", this is the right course for you.
Climbing may be considered as one of the most comprehensive types of sport as you do not only need almost all of
your body fibers but also your brain.
When God created Earth, at the end of his hard work he remained with only some stones in
this hands. As he was tired, God threw the stones into the Sea and in this way Kalymnos was born. Now the Greek
inhabitants of the Island are claiming that God had created Kalymnos for the climbers: it is really a scrambling
paradise for everybody. From beginners to experts: everyone finds his suitable routes. Here is the ideal place for
our instruction, guiding, personal tuition and course: everywhere there are easy routes on multicolor rocks,
turquoise sea, blue sky, warm sun. The history of rock climbing on Kalymnos is very recent. Only in 1996, an Italian
climbers couple has discovered Kalymnos as a climbers' paradise. Kalymnos offers a great number and variety of lime
stone rocks with different kinds of difficulty degrees (overhangs, caves with stalactites, slabs...). At the moment
there are more than 50 crags with more than 1000 single pitch routes. There are also some multi-pitch routes available.
During our last trips on Kalymnos Island, we have visited some sectors which have been just recently opened. In
particular, we went in those areas where there are almost only easy routes from 4 to 6a, also suitable for
beginners. We went in recently opened sectors on fantastic and still "stinging" rocks with routes
that sometimes exceed 30 meters. Wherever you are, you can enjoy the panorama, uncontaminated nature and the blue sea
typical for Kalymnos. We recommend to wear long, technical climbing trousers both to avoid the pungent shrubs and
to protect the knees. On the new, easy and sharp slabs of Kalymnos, falling while leading is
absolutely to be avoided. THE OFFER OF ALPINE SCHOOL INCLUDES A: 5-DAY-TRIP with an internationally
licensed MOUNTAIN GUIDE (language: English, German, Italian), rent of the general technical gear such as rope, quickdraws, carabiners.
In spring and in fall the headquarters of our Alpine School Arco will be in Kalymnos.
You have the possibility to book 5-day rock climbing course or personal
No. of participants: 4 - 5 / Price per person: EUR 667,00
Useful links in Arco at Lake Garda and more
Belay devices for climbing
Our Mountain Guides Arco
calendar for courses and trips
via ferrata courses Dolomites
canyoning Lake Garda
via ferrata at lake Garda
trekking hut to hut Dolomites
hiking trekking in the Alps
snowshoe hiking Trentino
teambuilding outdoor incentives
rock climbing Kalymnos (GR)
Alpine course Dolomites Alps
Brenta Dolomites hiking trekking
5 days trip from hut to hut - Trekking crossing Brenta Group
Via ferrata Bocchette Brenta
Via ferrata in the Brenta Dolomites Alps - hut to hut trekking
Via ferrata curses Lake Garda
Via ferrata courses in Arco at Lake Garda and Brenta Group
Rock climbing Arco
Instruction Lake Garda - Alpine courses Dolomites Alps
Hiking holidays Kalymnos Island
Between rocks and the sea on our guided hiking - trekking in Greece
Canyoning Arco Lake Garda Trentino
Website of canyoning by mountain trekking guides