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The focus of this course is on learning to lead bolt protected sport
climbs. This is not as scary as you may think and our professional
instruction will help you learn to sport climb in a safe and enjoyable
manner! If you have tried some rock climbing and want to take the first
step towards becoming an independent climber, this is the place to
Cost: $280 + GST
Maximum Group Size: 6
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 2 days outdoor rock climbing experience. If you have no
experience consider our Intro Rock Course
to get you started!
- 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
online, easily and securely, using a credit card number or PayPal
Alternately, mail us a cheque for $100. (Canadian Rockies Alpine
Guides, Box 40087, Canmore, AB, T1W 3H9)
- Remainder is due
2 weeks before course and can be paid using the same methods.
- After a review of basic rock climbing and belaying techniques, you
will learn how to properly clip bolts, build anchors, belay a lead
climber, and safely take falls. Everyone will have lots of chances to
try leading, but there won't be any pressure if you aren't feeling ready.
2 - As well as practicing the
skills learned on day 1, you will learn how to clean anchors (ie. how
to get your rope back without leaving any gear behind),
and deal with unnexpected situations such as not being able to make it
to the top of a climb. For those who are interested there may be the
opportunity for a brief introduction to traditional gear placements as
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 the
discounted rate of $400 for 1 person, $225 each for 2 people. Please
request this option in advance. See the[rock]
page for more information on guided ascents.
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
- Rock shoes - available
- Warm sweater or
- Rain Jacket
- Water Bottle