Climbing Course

Intro to Rock Climbing Course

An introduction to rock climbing in Squamish, BC! Our Intro to Rock Climbing course is the perfect first step for anyone curious about the gripping sport (pun intended) of outdoor rock climbing.

 

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The First Step to Becoming the Next Alex Honnold

This course delivers the fundamentals required to get you outdoors and climbing rock. The skills acquired on this course are the foundation of sport climbing, trad climbing, multi-pitch climbing, and beyond. All students will also get access to our online course, so you can study before you head out into the field and continue learning even when the field day is over.

Prerequisites:

 No experience needed!

Skills Learned: 

Useful knots, top rope anchors, belay techniques, route selection, crag hazard management and what the word 'crag' means.

Length

1 Day

Price

$150

Location

Squamish, BC

Season

All Summer

Difficulty

Guest / Guide Ratio

6 to 1

Includes

  • 1 full day of instruction with ACMG guide
  • All technical equipment (shoes, harness, helmet and group gear)
  • Access to our online course
  • Access to our top-up clinics throughout the season

Does Not Include

  • Lunch
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point

This course is designed for individuals with some minor experience with rock climbing and wish to do simple top-rope climbing outdoors. This is the first step to becoming an outdoor rock climber.

Minor Previous Gym Experiences (a couple of times)
Climb Indoors at 5.4
Familiarity with Belaying
Familiarity with Climbing Knots and Gear
Figure 8 Knot
How to Put on a Harness

 

All participants are required to read and sign a release of liability waiver prior to their trip.  
 

Participants will practice using a top rope anchor system, the foundational skills of outdoor climbing, under the direct supervision of the Guide in a supportive environment.

Skills covered on this single day course:

Route Selections- Macro and Micro
Crag Hazard Recognition and Mitigation
Gear Selection
Bolt Evaluation
Setting Up a Top Rope
Safe Rappelling

Warm Up Session
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Flexible Cancelation Pricing

$20.00

2023 Dates

May 13
$150 per person + GST
May 27
$150 per person + GST
June 10
$150 per person + GST
June 24
$150 per person + GST
July 4 (midweek)
$150 per person + GST
July 8
$150 per person + GST
July 18 (midweek)
$150 per person + GST
July 22
$150 per person + GST
Aug 1 (midweek)
$150 per person + GST
Aug 5
$150 per person + GST
Aug 15 (midweek)
$150 per person + GST
Aug 19
$150 per person + GST
Aug 29 (midweek)
$150 per person + GST
Sep 2
$150 per person + GST

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There were loads of practice time, climb time, and I finished the course feeling confident...

Tucker catered the course to our experience levels, and I felt that every step was helpful and built upon the previous skill. There were loads of practice time, climb time, and I finished the course feeling confident that I could practice those skills on my own/with friends.

- Alex W

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