Sport Climbing Course
Clipping Bolts and Crushing Rocks
Regardless of what type of climber you want to become - gym leader or trad leader - a background in Sport Climbing will give you the confidence to push above your protection and crank on steep routes. The strength and technique gained in Sport Climbing applies to various climbing disciplines and objectives. This is where we really start to see participants' ability to climb on their own outdoor expand.
Our Sport Climbing course introduces climbers to lead climbing on single pitch sport climbs. Safe leading technique, lead belaying, clipping techniques and anchor building are covered to set our participants up with the skills and confidence to climb sport routes everywhere.
Length: 1 Day
Locations: Squamish, BC.
Meeting Point: The Squamish Adventure Centre
Prerequisites: Previous indoor or outdoor climbing and an 'Intro to Rock Climbing' course.
Highlight Skills: Sport leading, cleaning bolted anchors, falling and catching a fall.
Season: Scheduled Dates All Summer
Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 4:1
Scheduled Courses - 2021
April 4 $150 / person
All prices are in CAD dollar and subject to 5% sales tax
April 18 $150 / person
May 2 $150 / person
May 16 $150 / person
May 30 $150 / person
June 13 $150 / person
June 17 $150 / person
June 27 $150 / person
July 7 $150 / person
July 11 $150 / person
July 20 $150 / person
July 25 $150 / person
August 6 $150 / person
August 8 $150 / person
August 18 $150 / person
August 22 $150 / person
September 5 $150 / person
Custom Dates on Demand
8:30 am - Meet and greet at the Squamish Adventure Center
9 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 instruction with ACMG guide
- All technical equipment (shoes, harness, helmet and group gear)
- Transportation to and from the meeting point
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)
- Good shoes; running/gym shoes are fine
- Water, 1 litre
- 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
What You Will Learn
Our goal of the Sport Climbing course covers not only with the technical skills to safely approach a wide range of sport climbing areas and routes, but also the soft skills so participants can push their own climbing levels. Participants should leave this course ready to tackle common sport climbing areas on their own.
- Identifying Suitable Climbing Areas for Skill Level
- Assessing Anchors and Protection Bolts.
- Safe Leading + Safe Belaying
- How to Fall
- Cleaning Sport Anchors
- Rappelling + Retreating
I did the Sport Climbing course with Tucker and it was awesome! Tucker catered the course to our experience levels and I felt that every step was helpful and built upon the previous skill. There was loads of practice time, climb time, and I finished the course feeling confident that I could practice those skills on my own/with friends.
- Alex W
What a phenomenal experience! Kinley was certain to understand the goals and objectives that each participant wanted to get out of the course. Her instructions were extremely clear and well-paced, and she would check in with everyone to ensure that techniques and the rationale behind things were understood, and to see how our energy levels were doing.
Is This For You
Previous experience top-rope climbing and/or indoor lead climbing will serve as a stepping stone for the Sport Climbing course.
- Moderate Previous Gym Experiences. Previous Gym Leading is Not Required.
- Climb 5.8
- Proficiency with Belaying
- Use of ATC and or Gri-Gri Device
- Proficiency with Climbing Knots and Gear
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!!!