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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 week 23 to 26 (Wednesday 3 to 24 June). 

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


NB

  • Bring your own materials (e.g. belt)  
  • 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  
No offers

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  
No offers

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 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 according to the NKBV guidelines.
After passing the exam you will immediately be permitted to climb.

Bring your own climbing equipment (belt with a well-filled puff bag, safety harness and shoes). 


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 € 11 extra for the admission ticket.

Information

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

 
Safety regulations
Specific rules apply as a result of COVID-19. If you wish to make use of the recreational climbing facilities you will have to observe the general Olympos regulations. In addition, you will have to abide by the general conditions applying to the Kalymnos climbing wall.
 

Comments

  • Duration: maximum 1 hour
  • Includes: NKBV climbing proficiency certificate
  • 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  
No offers

Climbing free sports

Join our recreational climbing (top rope) facilities at Kalymnos, the outdoor climbing wall (> 31 meter), built against the Utrecht Science Park P+R. 

 

Prior online booking of a timeslot is obligatory. In order to book a timeslot you will need a valid OlymPas. If you do not have one, you will automatically be offered the option to buy an Olympos for a day, month or year (Payment via iDeal). Click here for the specific rates

 

Recreational top rope climbing at Kalymnos is only open for independent adult climbers with at least an Indoor Top Rope climbing proficiency certificate. Without the NKBV climbing certificate you will NOT be permitted access. So bring your certificate! 

 

Safety regulations
Specific rules apply as a result of COVID-19. If you wish to make use of the recreational climbing facilities you will have to observe both the general Olympos regulations and the recreational climbing regulations. In addition, you will have to abide by the general conditions applying to the Kalymnos climbing wall.

 

We therefore ask you to take note of all of these regulations before you come to Olympos/Kalymnos and subsequently observe them! Together we are able to ensure that everyone can play sports safely and responsibly. 

 

Use the booking schedule below to book a timeslot. 

 

Booking

  • You can book a climbing timeslot for a maximum of 1.5 hours a day. Per timeslot, there is space available for 12 climbers. 
  • If you do not have an OlymPas, you can buy one (for a day, month or year) when booking the timeslot (online). 
  • Booking is possible from two days prior to the day of the specific timeslot.
  • By booking a timeslot, you automatically agree with the climbing conditions. 
  • Only book a timeslot when you are sure that you will be able to make use of it.
  • If you are unable to come after all, cancel the booking via the Olympos website (‘My Sports Overview’) (log in first) so the timeslot will become available for other climbers. 

 

For available timeslots, check the table below. 

Day Date Time Level Instructor Maximum Booked Book
  
Mon
6 Jul
08:30 - 10:00
All levels
12 0 no longer possible
  
Mon
6 Jul
10:00 - 11:30
All levels
12 2 no longer possible
  
Mon
6 Jul
11:30 - 13:00
All levels
12 5 no longer possible
  
Mon
6 Jul
17:30 - 19:00
All levels
12 4 no longer possible
  
Mon
6 Jul
19:00 - 20:30
All levels
12 3 no longer possible
  
Mon
6 Jul
20:30 - 22:00
All levels
12 7 no longer possible
  
Tue
7 Jul
08:30 - 10:00
All levels
10 0 Book  
  
Tue
7 Jul
10:00 - 11:30
All levels
12 0 Book  
  
Tue
7 Jul
11:30 - 13:00
All levels
12 0 Book  
  
Tue
7 Jul
17:30 - 19:00
All levels
12 12 Full
  
Tue
7 Jul
19:00 - 20:30
All levels
12 11 Book  
  
Tue
7 Jul
20:30 - 22:00
All levels
12 6 Book  
  
Wed
8 Jul
08:30 - 10:00
All levels
12 0 Book  
  
Wed
8 Jul
10:00 - 11:30
All levels
12 5 Book  
  
Wed
8 Jul
11:30 - 13:00
All levels
12 2 Book  
  
Wed
8 Jul
17:30 - 19:00
All levels
12 6 Book  
  
Wed
8 Jul
19:00 - 20:30
All levels
12 6 Book  
  
Wed
8 Jul
20:30 - 22:00
All levels
12 1 Book  
  
Thu
9 Jul
08:30 - 10:00
All levels
12 0 From 07 Jul
  
Thu
9 Jul
10:00 - 11:30
All levels
12 0 From 07 Jul
  
Thu
9 Jul
11:30 - 13:00
All levels
12 0 From 07 Jul
  
Thu
9 Jul
17:30 - 19:00
All levels
12 0 From 07 Jul
  
Thu
9 Jul
19:00 - 20:30
All levels
12 0 From 07 Jul
  
Thu
9 Jul
20:30 - 22:00
All levels
12 0 From 07 Jul
  
Fri
10 Jul
08:30 - 10:00
All levels
12 0 From 08 Jul
  
Fri
10 Jul
10:00 - 11:30
All levels
12 0 From 08 Jul
  
Fri
10 Jul
11:30 - 13:00
All levels
12 0 From 08 Jul
  
Fri
10 Jul
17:30 - 19:00
All levels
12 0 From 08 Jul
  
Fri
10 Jul
19:00 - 20:30
All levels
12 0 From 08 Jul
  
Fri
10 Jul
20:30 - 22:00
All levels
12 0 From 08 Jul
  
Sat
11 Jul
10:00 - 11:30
All levels
12 0 From 09 Jul
  
Sat
11 Jul
11:30 - 13:00
All levels
12 0 From 09 Jul
  
Sat
11 Jul
13:00 - 14:30
All levels
12 0 From 09 Jul
  
Sat
11 Jul
14:30 - 16:00
All levels
12 0 From 09 Jul
  
Sun
12 Jul
10:00 - 11:30
All levels
12 0 From 10 Jul
  
Sun
12 Jul
11:30 - 13:00
All levels
12 0 From 10 Jul
  
Sun
12 Jul
13:00 - 14:30
All levels
12 0 From 10 Jul
  
Sun
12 Jul
14:30 - 16:00
All levels
12 0 From 10 Jul
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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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