Course description

Climbing Basics Refresher is a condensed and more customized version of our Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing: Module 1 and Module 2 courses. The course consists of two 3-pitch climbs where you will have the opportunity to review all the basic concepts and deep-dive on the topics you feel most unsure about. This course is also fantastic for those who are looking to update their skills and learn the most current, safe and efficient procedures available

Course content

  • Review of essential climbing skills, procedures and knots

  • Deep-dive on select area(s) according to student's interest

  • Safety and hazard management

  • Basic self-rescue

  • Sport ethics

The course is 100% practical - you will learn all concepts on the rock and immediately have the opportunity to practice them

Who it is for

This course is ideal for:

  • climbers who have acquired climbing experience in a casual manner (that is, without taking a comprehensive course) and want to ensure they have learned best practices

  • climbers that have not climbed in a while and want to safely return to the sport 

  • long-time climbers looking to update their skills and learn the most current, safe and efficient procedures

If you are interested in focusing on self-rescue methods, check out our Improvised Self-Rescue course. For a refresher on rappel techniques, please see our Rappel Techniques and Safety course


Students should have prior rock climbing experience. This course is not intended for first-time climbers

The course is best suited for adults and teenagers over 13 years of age, as the student will need to belay an adult instructor and general similarity in weight is required. A child that is well below an adult weight would not be able to safely belay an adult partner. However, a child could take the course if they sign up together with an adult who would belay during the lessons


Two half-day private or semi-private lessons (up to 2 students per instructor)

You choose the day and time of each of your lessons - can be during the week, the weekend or on a holiday!


Climbing Basics Refresher lessons take place in the neighbourhood of Urca, home to some of the most beautiful climbing walls and mountains in Rio de Janeiro including Morro da Babilonia, Morro da Urca and the Sugarloaf Mountain. With over 300 established routes across all levels, Urca provides us with an incredibly rich variety of learning settings to choose from. Your instructor will select the route for each of your lessons, taking into consideration the lesson content, your interests, your skill level and the day's climbing conditions 

Fees & inclusions

Climbing Basics Refresher - R$340

If two or more people sign up together, a discount of 20% applies

Should you need to borrow any equipment (shoes, harness, helmet or other safety devices), we will provide it free of charge

Book your course

Register below to get started today or contact us to speak with an instructor. For other options, check out our full offering of outdoor rock climbing courses