Type: Extreme sports

Climbing – courses

Want to get an Indoor Toprope certificate? Or finally climb that grade higher? Check out our courses!

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Climbing courses at USC

Courses at different levels.
Fun and safety first.
No experience? You can do a course and get you Indoor Toprope certificate.
Very cheap for students!
Do you have an Indoor Toprope certificate already? You can also climb independently at USC!


Climbing courses

Beginners course

  • 4 classes, 2 hours each.
  • You will finish the course with the NKBV certificate Indoor Toprope. With this certificate you can climb in any Dutch climbing gym.
  • Participation in all 4 classes is required. Last-minute problem? Send an email to sportklimmen@uscsport.nl asap!
  • This course starts multiple times per year.

Intermediate course

  • 4 classes, 2 hours each.
  • Climbing level: 5a – 5c.
  • Improve your efficiency and technique.
  • Required experience: you have finished the beginners course or you have similar experience.
  • This course starts multiple times per year.

Indoor lead climbing course

  • 5 classes, 2 hours each.
  • You can obtain an NKBV certificate Lead Climbing after passing the exam.
  • Participation in all 5 classes is required. Last-minute problem? Send an email to sportklimmen@uscsport.nl asap!
  • Required experience: you can at least climb a 5c without blocks and you have a minimum of 6 months of toprope experience.
  • This course starts multiple times per year.

Gear and shoes

The use of climbing gear and climbing shoes is included in the course fee. Bring an elastic band if you have long hair.

Customized classes

You want something different from what we offer in our courses? That’s possible!

  • Tell us what you want.
  • Private classes possible.
  • For all levels.
  • Send an e-mail to sportklimmen@uscsport.nl and we will look into the options.

Introduction classes

It is possible to arrange an introduction class for large groups (e.g. student associations, schools) at a favourable fee. For rates and possibilities please contact sportklimmen@uscsport.nl.

Climbing independently at USC

When you’ve finished the beginners course, or when you have an indoor toprope certificate already, you can also climb independently at USC!

Check all courses!

Subscribe preferably online by clicking on the ‘Check all courses!’ button above. If you decide to subsribe at one of our front desks, we will help you with your online purchase.

Course beginners + intermediate
cat. I: € 65,- | cat. II: € 85,- | cat. III: € 105,-
Course indoor lead climbing
cat. I: € 75,- | cat. II: € 100,- | cat. III: € 125,-
Check in which category you’re in.

Starting dates courses
Courses start multiple times a year: keep an eye on our website.



Sportcentrum Universum
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 55

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Categories shortened for full categories

Cat. IStudents UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
Cat. IIEmployees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
Cat. IIIAnyone else