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keepwild! climbs

keepwild! is a campaign that promotes rock climbing without fixed bolts and without leaving traces on the rock. In fact, besides the bolted «Plaisir» climbing routes, one also needs unequipped bolt-free climbing routes where climbers have to use their own removable protection to climb. keepwild! promotes a diverse climbing culture in Switzerland! 

Clean climbing is rock climbing using self-placed removable protection instead of fixed bolts. Clean climbing maintains nature immaculate, promotes climbers’ own responsibility and also constitutes one of the last ways to truly experience mountain wilderness. 

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Protecting yourself during clean climbing requires substantial knowledge of the gear to be used, and of the technique used to place that gear on the rock. Here is a summary. 

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To experience immaculate rock free of human traces, one does not need to travel very far. Here is a selection of trad climbing spots and routes located in Switzerland.  

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Our yearly keepwild! climbing days are made for trad climbers of different levels to exchange about trad climbing and more. The aim is to learn new things and to have a good time climbing together. Are you interested in joining? The event is now cult!  

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MW Tour Partners

You would like to learn about trad climbing to be able to safely and skillfully experience the trad climbing universe? Our partners are competent professionals with a strong commitment to sustainability. 

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News

«Man, Rock, Falcon» is the title of the new training brochure on ecologically sound climbing, published by IG Klettern Basler Jura, mountain wilderness, Kletterwelt and the SAC (Swiss Alpine Club). As the title already says: the rock is not just there for us. Especially rocks in lower regions...

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The keepwild! climbing days 2015 in Val di Mello were just great! Fantastic routes, nice people, informative workshops and delicious culinary treats. We’ll be back! To the full report.

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Man muss sagen die aktuelle Ausgabe der Klettern ist recht erfreulich was die Gebietsberichte so angeht. Mit Bornholm (DK) und Schottland sind gleich zwei Tradgefilde im Magazin. Für Leute, die der Sommerhitze entkommen wollen sicher eine Reise wert. "Mobile Pro" einpacken und North You Go!!!

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Gründe, dieses Buch nicht zu kaufen: Du willst nicht auf Gipfel klettern, dessen Namen deine Kollegen noch nie gehört haben. Auch willst du nicht unter freiem Himmel biwakieren. Du siehst keinen Grund, dich beim Klettern ständig neu zu orientieren und dir deine Route selber zu suchen, sondern...

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