[About our Guides]
[Prices & Booking]
If you want to learn how to be a skilled & confident rock climber, then this course is the perfect way to get started!
Very small group sizes (max 4) allows us to provide personalized
instruction that matches your skill and ambition level and provides a
highly enjoyable experience for all. During the course everyone will have
lots of opportunities to improve their climbing, build anchors, learn to lead, and much more!
Cost: $550 + GST
Maximum Group Size: 4
Meeting Spot & Time: 8:00am in Canmore (details will be sent out upon registration)
Available May - October for groups of 1 to 12. Inquire for pricing.
At least a day or two of prior outdoor rock climbing experience or significant gym climbing experience including belaying and other basic skills. If you have no prior climbing experience,
our two day Intro Rock Climbing Course is scheduled on the weekend beforehand & combining the two courses makes for an awesome 5 days of climbing! Please
feel free to get in touch if you are unsure about your experience level.
- A non-refundable
deposit of $200 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.
Taking into acount the groups skill levels & daily weather, the guide will strive to make the course as usefull and enjoyable as possible for all participants. We will most likely visit a different climbing area each day so that everyone can experience a variety of rock types and styles.
The small group size allows for great flexibility and the exact agenda will vary. However, the following sample outline will give you a reasonable idea of what to expect throughout the course.
Day 1 - As we enjoy a full day of climbing we will practice a variety of climbing movement & ropework skills such as anchor building, setting up topropes, knots, etc.
Day 2 - After a few warmup climbs on toprope, we will begin learning the skills for leading bolt protected sport climbs. Everyone will have the chance
to lead some climbs within their skill & comfort level, and also learn how to build good anchors, remove anchors, retreat from climbs, and other important sport
climbing skills. For those who already have some sport climbing experience, there will be the chance to learn & practice a variety of other skills as well.
Day 3 - We will continue to work on improving your climbing ability and leading skills, as well as introducing the basics of multipitch climbing, gear climbing, and partner rescue. As with the previous days we will
of course do tons of climbing!
Optional Day 4 - Multipitch Ascent:
Course participants can add on a day of guided multipitch climbing in groups
of 1 or 2 people for the chance to climb a longer & more challenging route. On the day after the course, this is offered at the
discounted rate of $450 for 1 person, or $225 each for 2 people. Please
request this option in advance. See the[rock]
page for more information on guided ascents.
Group gear such as ropes, carabiners, and cams will be provided by
Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides. Use of all personal climbing gear can
also be provided at no extra charge.
- Small Pack (30 or so
litres) - available for loan
- Rock Climbing
Shoes - available for loan
- Harness - available
- Helmet - available
- Hiking shoes or
- Warm sweater or
- Rain Jacket
- Water Bottle