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.
Length: 1 Day
Locations: Squamish, BC.
Meeting Point: The Squamish Adventure Centre
Prerequisites: Trad leading experience and excellent gear placements
Highlight Skills: Belay change overs, multi-pitch anchors, multi-pitch rappels and belay methods.
Season: Scheduled Dates All Summer
Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 4:1
What You Will Learn
Advanced anchor building, top down belay, efficient change overs and multi- pitch rappelling is the focus 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
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
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
April 14 $189 / person
April 28 $189 / person
May 12 $189 / person
May 26 $189 / person
June 9 $189 / person
June 23 $189 / person
July 7 $189 / person
July 16 $160 / person
July 21 $189 / person
July 26 $189 / person
Ladies Only Course
August 4 $189 / person
August 11 $189 / person
Ladies Only Course
August 18 $189 / person
August 22 $160 / person
September 1 $189 / person
September 15 $189 / person
Custom Dates on Demand
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
- 1 full day of instruction with ACMG guide
- All technical equipment (shoes, harness, helmet and group gear)
- Transportation to and from meeting point
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 (for colder days)
- Small back pack (30 litres)
- Good shoes; running/gym shoes are fine
- Water, 1 liter
- 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
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!!!