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.

 

Free online course 

In addition to our in the field course, all students will have access to our online course so you can study up before you head out into the field to retain more.  Or to watch again to refresh your skills afterward.

 

Save 10% when this course is combined with Trad Climbing over the same weekend.

 

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 changeovers, multi-pitch anchors, multi-pitch rappels and belay methods.

Season: Scheduled Dates All Summer

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 4:1

Price: $209

 

What You Will Learn

 

Advanced anchor building, top-down belay, efficient changeovers and multi-pitch rappelling focus on this course 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

We did a two day, trad and then multi-pitch training. It was super fun and incredibly informative. Tucker was really friendly and knowledgeable. Really fun to climb with and learn from.

- Sterling C

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

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

 

 

 

2020 Courses

July 28 $209 / person

Midweek Course

August 2 $209 / person

August 14 $209 / person

Midweek Course

August 16 $209 / person

August 26 $209 / person

Midweek Course

August 30 $209 / person

September 13 $209 / person

Custom Dates on Demand

Add-Ons

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Itinerary

Itinerary

8:30 am - Meet and greet at the Squamish Adventure Center

9:00 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.

4:30 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 the 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)

Lunch/Water

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! Booking, payment, cancellation and weather policies, as well as FAQ, may be found here.

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.