Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

World Class Granite High Above the Pacific Ocean

With impeccable granite routes up to 13 pitches, Squamish, BC, boasts some of the world’s best multi-pitch climbing*.  Whether it is your first multi-pitch climb or you are an experienced climber who wants to push your limits in a controlled and supported setting, Altus Mountain Guides steps in to show you the best of our backyard.  Multi-pitch climbing is exciting for us to guide and we look forward to accommodating any ability level.

Deciding the best multi-pitch climb
1) What type of climbing do you like?
2) What grade are you climbing? In the gym or outdoors?
3) How many pitches do you want to climb?
4) How many climbers are in your group?

*Multi-pitch climbing is multiple legs of climbing up a rock face. Each "pitch" is between 100- 200 feet long. The average multi-pitch route ranges from 300- 1,500 feet long and can be accomplished in 8 hours; however, we do offer half- day options for multi-pitch climbing.

The Goods

Length: 1 Day and longer

Locations: Squamish, BC.

Prerequisites: Previous gym or outdoor climbing experience at a minimum 5.6.

Highlight Climbs: Skywalker 5.8, Calculus Crack 5.8, Squamish Buttress 5.10a, Angeles Crest 5.10c and the Grand Wall 5.11a

Season: All Summer Long or anytime the rock is dry!

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 2:1 Guest to Guide

Prices: Starting at $275

What You Get

One stellar day of rock climbing!  Our team is here to guide you safely and efficiently.   Whether it is your first multi-pitch climb or a big wall test piece you have had your eye on, we can help.

  • Fully Custom Trips (dates, duration & destination)
  • ACMG/ IFMGA Certified Guides
  • Intimate Local Knowledge
  • Ongoing Support
  • Adventure Creation Experts

 

Is This for You

The number one question we get from our guests is: “Am I ready for a multi-pitch climb?” 99% of the time the answer is YES!  Our Guides' job is literally to push our guests’ ability.  So if you have minimum climbing experience and an eagerness for a day of adventure, we can make the day for you!

  • Previous rock climbing experience, in the gym or outside
  • Have top roped 5.6 as a minimum
  • Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 3 hours
  • Can hike 1 hour in gentle uphill terrain
  • Likes being outside

Sounds too basic for you? We've got you covered our Crew can guide anything from the easiest to nearly the hardest routes in Squamish.

I contacted five companies about setting up a custom mountaineering trip and Altus immediately got back to me with all sorts of helpful, informative details. They were much easier and better to work with than all the other companies.

- Michele G

I felt safe and secure, and I learned a ton. Great objective, great weather, great food, and great company - it doesn't get any better than this! Can't wait to get back out there with the Altus guides - don't leave home without 'em!

- Nigel B

Featured Climb

Squamish - Angels Crest 5.10c

Consider this area a private skiing paradise. The magic in the location lies in the aesthetic feel of the terrain. This is a “skiers canvas,” and the terrain unfolds and opens to those looking for a unique skiing or riding experience. We can cater your ability level to help build a great week. Our terrain is complete to offer ridge climbs, summits and steep descents as well as mellow bowls, glades, and runs close to home.

Trips Are Available All Summer Long

1 Climber$450 / day

All listed prices are in CAD and subject to 5% sales tax.

2 Climbers$250 / day / person

All listed prices are in CAD and subject to 5% sales tax.

Add-Ons

Warm Up Session

$200/session

Squamish Accomodation

Contact Us

Itinerary

AM Meeting

  • 8:00am

Climbing

  • 8:30 - 16:00
What's Included
  • Guides fee
  • Group climbing equipment
  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Transporation to and from meeting area
Gear list
  • Full pants or Capris.
  • T-shirt or long sleeve
  • Warm jacket (sweat shirt, lightweight down jacket)
  • Rain/wind jacket (gore-tex)
  • Warm hat
  • Small back pack (30 litre)
  • Sunglasses
  • Good shoes; running/gym shoes are fine
  • Water 1 litre
  • Food

(Included)

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Climbing shoes
Booking policy

Making a booking

Greater than 14 days from start date

  • 20% deposit is required to secure your guides and or trip. Remaining trip cost is due 14 days

Less than 14 days from start date

  • Trip cost must be paid in full

*Subject to change based on particular trip

Forms of payment

Credit card: Visa, Mastercard

Email transfer: info@altusmountainguides.com

Cheque: Only accepted 30 days prior to trip commencement

Cancellations

Greater than 30 days from start date

  • Deposit will be refunded in full

30 to 14 days prior to trip commencement

  • Deposit amount will be forfeited

Less than 14 days

  • Full trip amount will be forfeited

*Subject to change based on particular trip

*All cancellations must be received in writing

Cancellations by Altus Mountain Guides

Upon confirming your booking we guarantee the trip departure. If we cancel a trip for any reason prior to the start date a full refund will be provided. If we are forced to cancel a trip for any reason after the trip start date, a full refund for the unused portion of the trip will be provided.

Trip cancellation insurance

Upon confirmation of your trip Altus Mountain Guides enters into financial obligation and cannot refund payment or release you from your contractual obligation except for condition stated below in “Cancellations” Therefore in an effort to avoid unnecessary cancellation penalties, cancellation insurance is strongly recommended in the event you can not participate or if your trip is interrupted “for any reason”. This is available from most travel companies. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our policy or obtaining insurance.

Cancellation insurance

  • Tugo

Medical/Evacuation Insurance

All participants must have personal internationally accepted medical insurance for all activities pertaining to your trip that also includes emergency rescue and evacuation. With your insurance please ensure you will be covered for “roped travel” if booking a technical trip.

*The required insurance depends on location

Canada

  • Insurance is free in entire country

USA

  • Private insurance is recommended

France 

  • Mountain climbing rescue is free

Switzerland, Italy, Austria

  • Privates or alpine club insurance is required.

*Europe: We recommend the following: Austrian alpine club membership, REGA

Additional fees

Longer & more involved routes may have additional premiums, driving, accommodation,& food costs are trip dependent.

Please contact us for details and a full quote.

Still Have Questions or Concerns?

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or requests on how we can make this the best trip ever!!!

About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.