Ladies Rock Climbing

The First Step to Becoming the Next Lynn Hill

Women's specific courses, led by one of the baddest female climbers around - Kinley Aitken. Jump into any one of our skills-based courses, while examining the finer points of getting rad with a group of like-minded women!

Each course - Intro to Rock Climbing, Sport Climbing, Trad Climbing, and Multi-Pitch Climbing - offers 1 full day of guided rock climbing instruction.

All courses are also available as a private course or in the online/outdoor format.

The Goods

Length: 1 Day

Locations: Squamish, BC.

Meeting point: The Squamish Adventure Centre, 8 am

Season: Scheduled Dates All Summer

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 6:1 & 4:1

Price: Based on course

Intro Rock Climbing Course

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

Sport Climbing Course

  • Identifying Suitable Climbing Areas
  • Assessing Anchors and Protection Bolts
  • Safe Leading + Safe Belaying
  • How to Fall
  • Cleaning Sport Anchors
  • Rappelling + Retreating

Trad Climbing Course

  • Understanding Required Gear
  • Excellent Gear Placements
  • Building Gear, Tree and Natural Anchors
  • Safe Leading + Safe Belaying
  • Practice Leads


Multi-Pitch Climbing Course

  • 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

Ladies Intro Rock Climbing - 2021 Courses

June 12 $135 / person

July 4 $135 / person

August 1 $135 / person

Ladies Sport Climbing - 2021 Courses

June 13 $150/ person

July 8 $150/ person

August 8 $150 / person

Ladies Trad Climbing - 2021 Courses

June 5 $159 / person

July 11 $159 / person

August 4 $159 / person

Ladies Multi Pitch Climbing - 2021 Courses

June 26 $189 / person

July 25 $189 / person

August 11 $189 / person

Custom Dates on Demand


Warm Up Session
Private Courses


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)

8:45 am - 4:00 pm - Climbing, learning, and high fives.

4:30 pm - Back to the cars for debriefing and more high fives

What's Included
  • 1 full day 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 day 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 (sweatshirt, lightweight down jacket)
  • Rain/wind jacket (gore-tex)
  • Warm hat (for colder days)
  • Small backpack (30 litres)
  • Sunglasses
  • Good shoes; running/gym shoes are fine
  • Water, 1 litre
  • 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

Please take a moment to read and understand our policies before booking! All the information you need about booking, payment, cancellation, and weather policies can be found in our cancellation policy and FAQs.

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


Are These Courses For You

These courses are designed for individuals who have a wide range of experience with rock climbing. Basic climbing experience is needed for all courses; please check in with us for specific details.

  • 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


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!!!