Summer Navigation Skills

Where are you going?

Everything you need to know to be confidently tackling a wide range of climbing objectives anywhere in the world.  This 4 days course is designed to take a new climbing with limited or no outdoor experience through top rope anchors, sport climbing, trad climbing, multi-pitch skills and finally rock rescue in a safe progressive manner.

What you get /  For you? / What you will learn /Dates & Prices

The Goods

Length: 2 days

Locations: Squamish BC,

Meeting point: Squamish Adventure Centre

Prerequisites: None!

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

Season: Scheduled dates all summer

Max Guide to Guest Ratio: 4:1 guest to guide

Price: $590


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What you will learn

The topics covered in the rock evolution course are designed to take participants from zero experience to be able to confidently tackle multi-pitch traditionally protected gear and sport climbs, as well as perform simple rock rescue.

Day 1 – Top Rope + Sport Climbing

Day 2 – Traditional Gear Climbing

Day 3 – Multi Pitch Climbing

Day 4 – Rock Rescue

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

If you have logged some time in the climbing gym and are ready to catapult your climbing skill to be a full fledged outdoor rock climber this is for you!

2018 Courses

May 24 - 27 $590 / person

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June 4 - 7 $590 / person

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July 8 - 11 $590 / person

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August 14 - 17 $590 / person

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

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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 Not Included 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!


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

Less than 14 days from start date

*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

30 to 14 days prior to trip commencement

Less than 14 days

*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

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




Switzerland, Italy, Austria

*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!!!

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