Squamish Splitter Camp


Our Squamish Splitter Camp is a 2-day turbo boosted tour of crack climbing in one of the world's great sites: Squamish.

Join our Expert Guides and Pro Athletes for a high end look into crack technique from thin to off-width, protection strategies and advanced tips for succeeding on your project or just upping your game. We will visit crags that are off the beaten path and get into some obscure classics guaranteed to challenge any climber regardless of ability level.

The concept of this camp is to make you a better all around crack master ready to conquer all the single and multi-pitch objectives on your list.


The Goods

Length: 2 Days

Locations: Squamish, BC.

Meeting Point: The Squamish Adventure Centre

Prerequisites: Trad leading experience, excellent gear placements and leading 5.9 climbs.

Highlight Skills: Thin crack and cornering techniques and off-width size cracks.

Season: Scheduled Dates All Summer

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 4:1

Price: $325

What You Will Learn

This two day course will give you the skills and confidence to push your trad climbing abilities both on single-pitch and multi pitch routes. Rock climbing is primarily granite crack climbing in Squamish, so a large portion of the weekend is focused on refining the technique of difficult crack climbing of all styles as well as approaching challenging leads.

  • Corning Techniques and Thin Crack
  • Efficient Multi-Pitch Skills
  • Hand and Off-Width Size Cracks
  • Coached Leads
  • Lead Tactics

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

This is an advanced course geared towards climbers who are already leading traditionally protected climbs.  Participants should already be leading 5.9 or 5.10 of various styles (crack, corners, sport). With this base, we will be able to you to push into climbing higher grades with confidence and proper structure.


  • Previous Trad Leading Experience
  • Leading 5.9 Minimum
  • Leading Multi-Pitch Climbs
  • Familiarity with Crack Climbing
  • Excellent Gear Placements and Anchor Building

Scheduled Courses - 2020

June 27, 28 $325 / person

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

July 18, 19 $325 / person

August 15, 16 $325 / person

Custom Dates on Demand


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This course is run over a weekend in the Squamish area.  Venues include Murrin and Smoke Bluff park and of course the Squamish Chief!

Day 1

Meeting at the Squamish adventure center 8:30 am.  Climbing until 16:30.

Focusing on technical crack climbing skills: Corning techniques and thin crack, efficient multi-pitch skills and getting some pitches. Hand and off width size cracks. Short multi-pitch climbing working leading and anchor station techniques.

Day 2

Big day!  Multi-pitch climbing to push your ability. Angles Crest 5.10c, Grand wall 5.11a, Freeway 5.11c, University Wall 5.12a,

What's Included
  • 2 full days 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 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Good shoes; running/gym shoes are fine
  • Water, 1 liter
  • 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! Booking, payment, cancelation 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.