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Box 40087
Canmore, AB
T1W 3H9

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Intro Rock Climbing Courses in Canmore and Banff, Alberta

This course is the perfect way to get introduced to the sport of rock climbing in a fun and safe manner. A professional guide will teach you what you need to know and help you have a great time on this two day adventure!

Rock climbing lessons in Banff & Canmore, Alberta

Dates 2021:

  • May 29-30th (FULL)
  • July 17-18th (FULL)
  • Sep 4-5th (FULL)
Cost: $375 + GST
Maximum Group Size: 4
Meeting Spot & Time: 8:00am in Canmore (details will be sent out upon registration)
Custom Dates: Available May - October for groups of 1 to 25. Inquire for pricing.
To Register:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to book your spot on this course. E-mail us ( and we will provide you with an electronic invoice which can be paid by credit card, e-transfer, cheque, or PayPal.
  • Remainder is due 4 weeks before course and can be paid using the same methods.

Learning to Rock Climb in the Canadian Rockies


Day 1 - After driving to a nearby crag, we will start the day with learning the basics of safety, equipment use, belaying, and of course climbing. Throughout the day all participants will have the chance to do lots and lots of climbing with guidance and instruction throughout.

Day 2 - We will spend the second day at a different climbing area and continue to work on climbing technique and skills while having fun using the skills learned on day 1. There will be the opportunity to try rappelling down a rope as well!

Optional Day 3 - Multipitch Ascent: Course participants can add on a day of multipitch climbing in groups of 1 or 2 people. On the day after the course, this is offered at a discounted rate of $450 for 1 person, $225 each for 2 people. Please request this option in advance. See the[rock] page for more information on guided ascents.

Rock Climbing Lessons in Alberta

Gear List

Use of all climbing equipment is provided at no extra charge. However, feel free to bring your own gear if you have it! Rental and purchase information for clothing & personal items can be found here.
  • Small Pack (20 + litres) - available for loan
  • Warm sweater or jacket
  • Rain Jacket
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch
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Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides (CRAG) - - Canmore, Alberta, Canada