Basic rock climbing course in Arco

Middle to easy • 8 hrs Send a requestfrom € 170 per person
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Learn how to climb in the crags of Lake Garda with Arco Mountain Guide

No particular athletic skills are required, from the age of six anyone can climb.

During the basic course you will learn the fundamentals of rock climbing and you will be able to climb top rope, that means with the rope from above, on easy routes and will try to lead climb

Taking part in a course helps you to learn about the equipments and the behaviours to climb in safety.

You will be part of a small group and the alpine guide will be there with you, attentive to your needs, to follow your improvements.

Contents of the basic course

  • Basic concepts of rock climbing
  • Fundamental techniques of rock climbing
  • Climbing in top rope, that means with the rope from above
  • Specific techniques and exercises to overcome the fear of height
  • Safety techniques in sport climbing
  • Proper use of safety equipment
  • Introduction to lead climb

Who is your guide

Gino Malfer Arco Mountain Guide Guida alpina

Pleased to meet you, I am Gino, International Mountain Guide UIAGM for over 20 years. I teach rock climbing and mountaineering with personalised courses for children, teenagers and adults. I accompany beginners, enthusiasts and climbers into our mountains. I look forward to welcoming you to Lake Garda and sharing with you the beauty of our mountains in complete safety.


The basic course takes part into the most beautiful crags of Arco. 

Necessary skills

  • Mustn’t suffer from vertigo

Services included

  • Mountain guide UIAGM
  • Equipment rental
  • Transfer

What to bring

  • Trekking or running shoes for the approach
  • Sportswear
  • Thin socks that covers even the heel to wear climbing shoes
  • Backpack with snack and water
  • Waterproof jacket

When and price

  • 8-hour course.
    2 consecutive days: 2 lessons of 4 hours each.
  • From 3 to 8 people: €170 per person.

Meeting point with transfer

Parkplace Caneve, Via Paolo Leonardi 38062 Arco TN
The car park is located near the center of Arco, in the Caneve area: it is comfortable, large, free and easy to reach, even on foot. From there we leave together with a van.



I had a blast on the rock climbing course we did. Gino is a great guide which can tell you exactly what steps you need to take to reach the top, in a nice and safe way. He takes enough time to explain everything, helps where necessary.

And I’m still impressed by the way he climbs up the rocks so easily. When you get instructions from someone who’s able to climb in this way, you know you’re in good hands

Callum W

This is my third opportunity to climb with Arco Mountain Guide and it was brilliant as always. Gino and Fabrizio are professional mountain guides who work with you to ensure that you enjoy a challenging day that is at your level. If you are looking for a friendly, professional and experienced team to explore the Sarche valley and beyond, look no further.


We spent a day climbing with Gino and it was great! Gino is an experienced and patient teacher and found for each member of our family the perfect route. We felt safe and it was fun! Highly recommended in every aspect


Fabrizio is a wonderful guide with so much experience. We had lots of fun and learned so much.
We felt completely safe all the time.

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