Multi-Pitch Climbing Course

Open the Door to World of Rock Adventures

One of our most popular courses and with the World’s Second Largest Granite Dome towering 700 meters above Squamish, it is not too difficult to be inspired to get high.  Take your climbing to the next level, literally, with our Multi- Pitch Climbing course.

Our Multi- Pitch Climbing course is for anyone with traditional climbing experience since most multi- pitch routes in Squamish are trad climbs (as opposed to sport climbs).  In addition to trad climbing experience, participants should be proficient with belaying and basic climbing knots.  Our Trad Climbing course is highly recommended as a prerequisite to our Multi- Pitch Climbing course.


The Goods

Length: 1 Day

Locations: Squamish, BC.

Meeting Point: The Squamish Adventure Centre

Prerequisites: Trad leading experience and excellent gear placements

Highlight Skills: Belay change overs, multi-pitch anchors, multi-pitch rappels and belay methods.

Season: Scheduled Dates All Summer

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 4:1

Price: $189


What You Will Learn


Advanced anchor building, top down belay, efficient change overs and multi- pitch rappelling is the focus to get climbers out sending multi- pitch routes up the Stawamus Chief and Beyond.



  • Understanding Required Gear
  • Advanced Anchor Building
  • Different Methods of Top Down Belays
  • Belay Management
  • Efficiency: Climbing and Change Overs
  • Multi-Pitch Rappelling
  • Supervised Multi-Pitch Leads
  • Racking Up, Pre- Climb Prep

I want to say a big thank you to the Altus team for enabling my future multi-pitch adventures, I feel really good about how today's course has prepared me for the big leagues 🙂

- Mark T

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

Is This for You

Our Intro to Multi-Pitch Climbing course is for participants who have outdoor sport climbing experience and have started to lead on trad gear (or have just taken our Intro to Trad Climbing course).

  • Previous Trad Lead Climbing Experience. 
  • Climb Sport 5.9 (outside)
  • Proficiency with Belaying
  • Proficiency with Climbing Knots and Gear
  • Excellent Gear Placements

2018 Courses

March 18 $189 / person

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

April 1 $189 / person

April 15 $189 / person

April 29 $189 / person

May 13 $189 / person

May 27 $189 / person

June 10 $189 / person

June 24 $189 / person

July 8 $189 / person

July 22 $189 / person

August 5 $189 / person

August 19 $189 / person

September 2 $189 / person

Custom Dates on Demand


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Squamish Accomodation

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8:00 am - Meet and greet at the Squamish Adventure Center

8:30 am  - Travel to Smoke Bluff park and head out to the crag (two-minute drive, ten-minute hike)

9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Climbing, learning, and high fives.

4:00 pm - Back to the cars for debriefing and more high fives

What's Included
  • 1 full days of instruction with ACMG guide
  • All technical equipment (shoes, harness, helmet and group gear)
Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to and from meeting point
Gear List

Please come prepared to spend the whole days outside in all types of weather.  It can be anything from cold in the morning as you will be climbing in the shade to very hot in the sun!

  • Full pants or Capris. 
  • T-shirt or long sleeve
  • Warm jacket (sweat shirt, lightweight down jacket)
  • Rain/wind jacket (gore-tex)
  • Warm hat (for colder days)
  • Small back pack (30 litres)
  • Sunglasses
  • Good shoes; running/gym shoes are fine
  • Water, 1 liter
  • Food
  • Harness, Helmet, Climbing shoes (let us know if you need rentals)


Please arrive in the morning with food and drink for the day.  This is also available for purchase at the Adventure center

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:

Cheque: Only accepted 30 days prior to trip commencement


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


  • Insurance is free in entire country


  • Private insurance is recommended


  • 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.