Introductory courses to climbing in English

If you want to learn how to climb, but don´t speak Norwegian, this is the course for you. One Saturday a month we offer introductory courses in English where you get a solid foundation for climbing safely indoors.

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Introductory courses to climbing in English

Introductory courses to climbing are now being held exclusively in English. Courses last approximately 5 hours. No prior experience is needed.

During our Introduction to Climbing course, participants will be instructed in basic safety methods and routines for safe indoor climbing. These include: learning to belay and climb on top rope and lead.  

Belaying is the way a climbing partner secures the climber.  We use a belay device to help control the rope and keep the climber safe.

Top Rope means that the rope is pre-attached to the top of the climbing wall with one side of the rope connected to the climber and the other to the belayer.  

Lead climbing means taking the rope with you as you climb and clipping into secure points as you progress up the wall, whilst the rope is guided by the belayer.

Throughout the course, you will learn the basics needed to become a safe belayer and to recognize and avoid the dangers associated with climbing. We guarantee participants an educational and challenging day on the wall.

Course bonuses:

At the end of the course you will be given a card with three stamps. Each stamp includes entrance, use of a rope and full climbing gear. We recommend that 1 cardstamp is used for the Friday Climber's Club between 18.00–20.00, where you will have the opportunity to meet new climbers and practice your skills with a qualified instructor. The Friday Climber's Club is available to everyone who has participated in courses with Vulkan Klatresenter.

On your 3rd clip you are offered the chance to take a Brattkort test, at no extra cost. This means your safety skills will be assessed, allowing you to qualify for a Brattkort, which authorises you to climb at all indoor climbing facilities in Norway.


A Brattkort is proof of your competence in climbing safety, meaning that you have the necessary knowledge needed to be able to belay climbers safely on both top rope and lead. This is required at all climbing facilities in Norway and is regulated by the Norwegian Climbing Association (NKF).

Please note that The Norwegian Climbing Association charges NOK 200 for issuing the Brattkort.

Requirements for this course: None! Just a desire to get to know the sport of climbing and a good understanding of English.

Special requirements: Please contact us in advance if you have special challenges with mental, physical or motor abilities.

‍Age limit: 16 years (13 years if the course is taken with a parent or guardian).‍

NB! Participants under the age of 18 must have consent of parent or guardian.

Price: kr. 1750,- (Kr 1550,- for members of Kolsås Climbing Club. Please speak to a member of our team if you wish to become an annual member.)

When: One Saturday a month from 11.00–16.00. It is also possible to only take part in the top rope part of the course from 11.00–13.00.

Included in the price: Rental of equipment, course materials, three additional entrance stamps, including loan of equipment for self-training, Brattkort test.

Course dates: Send an e-mail to if you have requests.

Location: Vulkan Klatresenter

Registration: Write to
The last deadline for ordering or canceling courses is Thursday of the same week at 16.00.

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