Sport Climbing Course

Clipping Bolts and Crushing Rocks

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.

What’s included?

  • 1 full day out in the field with an ACMG guide
  • Access to our online course
  • Access to our top-up clinics throughout the season

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 you’ll really start to see your climbing ability develop, and your confidence to climb outside will flourish.

Students taking part in our Sport Climbing course have access to our top-up clinics throughout the season. These clinics give you the chance to get back on the rock with a guide to test your skills and knowledge. You’ll also have access to our online course, which you can return to once the field day is over to continue your learning.

The Goods

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

Extras: Access to online course and top-up clinics throughout the season.

Price: $189

Scheduled Courses - 2021

May 30 $189 / person

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

June 13 $189 / person

June 17 $159 / person

Midweek Course

June 27 $189 / person

July 7 $159 / person

Midweek Course

July 11 $189 / person

July 20 $159 / person

Midweek Course

July 25 $189 / person

August 6 $159 / person

Midweek Course

August 8 $189 / person

August 18 $159 / person

Midweek Course

August 22 $189 / person

September 5 $189 / person

Custom Dates on Demand

Add-Ons

Warm Up Session
Flexible Cancelation Pricing $22.70

Cancel anytime for a full refund

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.

- KB

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!!!

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.