Climbing Skills for Runners

When the "trail" gets a bit too steep

Arm yourself to tackle anything the mountain trails can serve you.  Learn how to read steep rock and how to safely climb vertical terrain.  This clinic will cover vertical rock safety, how to set up a top rope, belaying, rappelling, and climbing techniques.  A fantastic learning opportunity for anyone seeking runnable peaks or want to explore a new hobby!

 

The Goods

Length: 1 day

Locations: Squamish BC,

Meeting point: Squamish Adventure Centre

Prerequisites: Trad leading experience, excellent gear placements

Highlight skills: Belay change overs, multi-pitch anchors, multi-pitch rappels, belay methods.

Season: Scheduled dates all summer

Max Guide to Guest Ratio: 6:1 guest to guide

Price: $120

 

 

 

Trips are available all summer long

Multi-pitch climbing - 2:1 $225 / per person

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

Multi-pitch climbing - 1:1 $450

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

Add-Ons

Trad Climbing Course

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Squamish Accomodation

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IS THIS FOR YOU

The number one questions we get from our guest is "are they ready for a multi-pitch?". 99.9% the answer is YES, our guide job is literally to push guests ability. If you have some minimum climbing and eagerness for a day of adventure we can make the day for you!

  • Previous rock climbing experience, in the gym or outside
  • Have top roped 5.6 as a minimum
  • Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 3 hours
  • Can hike 1 hour in gentle uphill terrain
  • Likes being outside

Sounds too basic for you? We got you covered, our crew can guide anything from the easiest to nearly the hardest routes in Squamish.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The number one questions we get from our guest is "are they ready for a multi-pitch?". 99.9% the answer is YES, our guide job is literally to push guests ability. If you have some minimum climbing and eagerness for a day of adventure we can make the day for you!

  • 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

Itinerary

Itinerary

8:00 am - Meet and greet at the Squamish Adventure Center

8:30 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.

4:00 pm - Back to the cars for debriefing and more high fives

Gear list

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)

Lunch/Water

Please arrive in the morning with food and drink for the day.  This is also available for purchase at the Adventure center

What's Included

What's Included

  • 1 full day instruction with ACMG guide
  • All technical equipment (shoes, harness, helmet and group gear)
Not Included

Not included

  • Lunch
  • Transportation
Is this for you

Is this for you

  • Previous trad leading climbing experience. 
  • Climb 5.9 on sport (outside)
  • Proficiency with belaying
  • Proficiency with climbing knots and gear
  • Excellent gear placements

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.

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