5-day Climbing Course (all inclusive)

La Roche-en-Ardenne, België

3 reviews
May 24 - 28, 2023
Group size: 4 - 12
5-day Climbing Course (all inclusive)
La Roche-en-Ardenne, België

3 reviews

May 24 - 28, 2023
Group size: 4 - 12

About this trip

Up for a new sport? Learn how to leadclimb and get your indoor lead-climb certificate! We'll be climbing on different outdoor climbing spots the Ardennes in Belgium.  

On this 5-day climbing safari trip you'll learn everything to start lead-climbing. The rope techniques, how to belay a lead climber, how to lead climb yourself and how to read a topo. Since our accommodation has wheels we will show you a couple different climbing spots in Belgium. You'll learn about rope techniques, how to belay, knots and (if you want) we will do single pitch lead-climbing as well! If you prefer toprope climbing that's fine as well. Everything will be outdoors. 

It's ideal for any climber with some top-rope climbing experience or boulderer who would like to start lead climbing outdoors on single-pitch sport routes. During the course you will develop the confidence to become competent in leading exciting sport climbs outdoors. The lead climbing skills you learn on this course will also enable you to get your indoor lead climb certificate. 

For this trip you need to be(come) a member of the NKBV, the Dutch climbing foundation. It's obligatory to go climbing in Belgium to be a member and have the 'klimjaarkaart', but you can enjoy it the entire year: there are a lot of advantages like discounts, good & cheap travel insurance and you'll get the inspiring 'Hoogtelijn-Magazine' 5 times a year. You can become a member here.  Make sure to add the 'klimjaarkaart' as well! 

Please note: our meeting location will be around Namen, Belgium. During the trip you'll travel around in our bus. We'll set up a whatsapp group for people to carpool to us if they wish.


DAY 1: 

Welcome around 19h (CET) around Namen (specific location will be shared later)

- We'll discuss the planning & theoretical information 

DAY 2- DAY 5: Climbing Safari to different climbing areas, with lessons every day

DAY 5: Goodbye drinks & back home

A list of the things we'll work on: 

  • Lead belaying
  • Lead climbing
  • Correct use of sport climbing equipment
  • Threading anchors
  • Using a guide book
  • Climbing calls and communication

Werrie, our certified guide, will make sure you feel comfortable and share all his knowledge with you in four full days of climbing! 

Interested in other trips? These are coming up too!

12-14 May 2023: Surf Crash Course - learn to surf! 

19-21 May 2023: Girls surftrip - meet other surfgirls! 

July : Norway Roadtrip - preregister now

August - Sept: Scotland - preregister now

www.lakaravana.nl <-- for all info

Also, you can rent the bus with a group of friends as a group accommodation or let us make you a personalised trip!

More info check out our website.  

What’s included

  • Certified climbing guide
    Who knows all the best climbing spots in the region
  • Climbing lesson
    +/- 5-6 hours a day
  • Climbing certificate
    Depending on your level & progress, you can get your official single pitch top rope or even your lead climb certificate.
  • General climbing gear
  • All meals
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner (vegetarian)
  • Accommodation 4x
    We'll find cool camp spots but sleep on our bus of course!
  • Cofffee, tea, water
  • Transport during trip
  • Drinks
    Other than coffee, tea, water (we do offer drinks for a friendly price)
  • Helmet
    We can help you to rent though
  • Climbing harness
    We can help you to rent though
  • Climbing shoes
    Bring your own
  • Transport to Ardennen
    We'll set up a Whatsapp-group so you can carpool if you wish.
  • NKBV membership
    Necessary to climb in Belgium
  • Klimjaarkaart
    Necessary to climb in Belgium. Deze kun je bestellen bij je NKBV lidmaatschap

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Your Organizer

La Karavana, The Outdoor Hostelbus
3 reviews
La Karavana The Outdoor Hostelbus! An English double decker bus from 1976 converted into a hostelbus with 9 beds, a kitchen, bathroom and cosy livingroom. Join us on one of our trips or just sleep in our bus with a group of friends!


Absolutely awesome!! Beautiful places, very fun adventures, professional guides, and super amazing hosts! Waking up in the top of the bus with the leaves of the green trees on your window and little lambs jumping around outside... priceless. Go for it, you really won't regret it!
By Virag Szijjarto for 5-day Climbing Course (all inclusive) on Jun 01, 2023
The trip was well organized and I had a lot of fun. Also learned a lot and met great new climbing buddies. La karavana spotted really nice places to sleep and prepared nice meals everyday!
By Sanne Nannes for 5-day Climbing Course (all inclusive) on May 31, 2023
Wat een heerlijk weekend! Knus en toch comfortabel. Inspirerend, zowel de bus zelf als de mensen die haar rijden als de plekken waar we sliepen als de dingen die we deden. Drieduizend prikkels en toch uitgerust. En met een nieuwe hobby erbij: surfen 🏄‍♀️ Grote dank aan Sas, Cas en Ei!
By Eelke Pollé for Surf Crash Course - Chasing the waves with La Karavana & De Surfbus on May 23, 2023