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The Basic Rock climbing course will take place during the months April and May of 2017. The course is registered at HFMC and is according to the regulations of the Federation. The lessons will take place at climbing areas in Cyprus, as mentioned in the schedule below as well as the material of the course (index 1). The students will be examined at the end of the course on both theoretical and practical part. All successful students will receive a recognized diploma which eventually gives them the chance to move on to the next schools of HFMC. The instructors are certified by HFMC.

Goal: The main goal of the course is to train the participants on the basic climbing techniques and belaying techniques so that, they will be able to climb autonomously at maximum possible safety at Organized Rock Climbing Areas.

Place: Organized Rock climbing areas up to 2 pitches long (with permanent stations).

Participation / Application: Anyone who doesn’t suffer from any health issues is allowed to participate. Participants need to apply the following:

  1. I.D. / Passport copy
  2. 3No. Photos (small, passport type)
  3. Doctor letter

The application deadline is on April 12th.



Friday Apri 7th, 18:30 – 20:00 @ Nicosia: Preliminary meeting with the team. Contacts confirmation and schedule explanation.

Wednesday, April 12th : Application deadline.

Friday, April 21st , 18:00 – 21:00: Nicosia, Indoor Climbing Gym.

First theoretical lesson: Introduction to climbing. Movement on the rock face. Climbing techniques.

Gear lending.

Saturday & Sunday, April 22nd & 23rd, 10:00 – 18:00: Nicosia, Saint Iraklidios Climbing crag

Climbing demonstration, top-rope climbing, climbing technique improvement: Balance / use of hand-holds and foot-holds / body positioning / energy saving, introduction to bouldering.

Overnight at free-camping or at rooms to rent.

Friday, May 5th , 18:00 – 21:00: Pafos, classroom

Second theoretical lesson: Basic knots, gear, terminology.

Saturday & Sunday May 6th & 7th , 10:00 – 18:00: Pafos, “Kourtelorotsos” climbing crag.

Leading climbing techniques, safety protocol, belay devices, belaying, communication between rope-partners, lowering-off. Routes grading.

Overnight at free-camping or at rooms to rent.

FridayMay 12th, 18:00 – 21:00: Pafos, classroom

Third theoretical lesson: Methodology and Belay-Station installation. Abseil (rappel) installation. Lowering from closed loop station. Belay the second. Multipitch techniques and rope management.

Saturday & Sunday May 13th & 14th , 10:00 – 18:00: Pafos, Inia climbing crag (Gerakopetra).

Lead climbing practicing. Falls. Belay station installation. Lowering off from a closed loop station. Abseil (rappel). Multipitch climbing.

Overnight at free-camping or at rooms to rent.

Wednesday May 17th , 18:30 – 20:00: Nicosia, classroom: Written exam.

At the end of the exam we remain for photo exchanging and farewell party.


The total cost of the course is €400. An application is only valid if an advanced payment is received until the application deadline the latest (April 12th).



Appendix 1: Material of the course and training methodology:

  1. ATheory
  2. Training, physical condition (Preparation to deal with rock climbing).
  3. Sport climbing gear (rope, harness, devices, quickdraws).
  4. Climbing guidebooks (Description, analysis).
  5. Nutrition (At the crag, during climbing, before and after the activity).
  6. Preparation to climb a route (Study from the guidebook, gear loading).
  7. Recognition of belay-stations and fallible belay-stations – equipment.
  8. Repression of emergency situations at single pitch routes (bail out, injury).
  9. First aid (Basic principles).
  10. How to move an injured person (Basic principles).
  11. Sport Climbing History (Europe & worldwide).
  12. Mountain environment and particularly the Rock climbing Crags in Cyprus (Inia, Kourtelorotsos, Saint Iraklidios, Halefka, Pendathaktilos etc), geology, flora, fauna, environmental awareness).
  13. Mountaineering – Climbing ethics.


  1. BPractical
  2. Basic body position for sport climbing.
  3. Climbing techniques.
  4. Gear.
  5. Knots (tie-in, combine two ropes, clove hitch).
  6. Belaying (Lead climbing, second, top-rope), simple devices and autoblock devices.
  7. Climbing: top-rope, second, leader, bouldering (no rope).
  8. Falls (Demonstration, practice on negative slope rock or indoor wall).
  9. Rope management (Single rope).
  10. Rope-partnership communication (Communication code).
  11. Abseil (rappel) on single-pitch routes up to 60m.
  12. Climbing moves (use of hands, feet, body, boulder).
  13. Technique improvement (twist-lock technique, resting, focus and reading the route).
  14. Aid climbing (Aid passage).
  15. Partner rescue (Scenarios for single-pitch only).
  16. Preparation for lead climbing (Mental and physical preparation).
  17. Rope partner selection (criteria and insecurities).
  18. First Aid (Basic principles, preferably associate with an expert


Exams on all material taught during the course.


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