Private Rock Climbing Instruction

The Fast Track to Learning All the Rock Climbing Skills You Need.

A day of private rock climbing instruction is arguably the best way to accelerate your rock climbing skill and confidence.  Spend either a full or half day with a highly trained and experienced rock climbing guide to cover whatever you feel is missing from your skill artillery.

Simply choose the day, arrange a group (or just you!), and we'll connect you with a guide to discuss your objectives.  We'll make sure you are feeling dialed and ready before the day is through.  Whether you are new to climbing or looking to improve your confidence on harder leads, we can help.


The Goods

Length: 1 Day and longer

Location: Squamish, BC.

Prerequisites: No Experience Needed.

Highlight Skills: Top rope anchors, Placing traditional gear, Supervised leads to build confidence, Rock rescue,  Multi-pitch lead confidence.

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

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 6:1

Prices: Starting at $140


What You Get

Your own ACMG rock guide and instructor for the day to focus on the ins and outs of rock climbing techniques.  Whether you want to practice crack climbing skills or are looking for guidance on a multi-pitch climb to dial in your systems - we can set up the perfect day.  Altus Mountain Guides tailors instructional days for all ability levels and goals.

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

Is This for You

Whether you are a "never-ever," intermediate or an expert rock climber, a day of Private Rock Climbing Instruction can help build confidence and hone skills.

  • Previous rock climbing experience not necessary
  • Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 3 hours
  • Can hike 1 hour in gentle uphill terrain
  • Likes being outside


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


AM Meet

  • 8:00am


  • 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

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
  • Small back pack (30 litre)
  • Sunglasses
  • Good shoes; running/gym shoes are fine
  • Water 1 litre
  • Food


  • 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:

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. Reasons for Altus canceling a trip include, but are not limited to: unsafe conditions, guide injury, and/or guide illness.

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.

Full Day (8am - 4pm)

1 Climber$375 / day

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

2 Climbers$200 per person

3 Climbers$150 per person

4+ Climbers$140 per person

Half Day (8 - 12 or 12 - 4pm)

1 Climber$250 per person

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

2 Climbers$175 per person

3 Climbers$140 per person

4+ Climbers$90 per person


Warm Up Session


Squamish Accomodation

Contact Us

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.