ROCK PROGRESSION PROGRAM

A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE IS A MUST TO KICK-START YOUR ROCK CLIMBING CAREER

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BOOK NOW Price: $869.00 /per person

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ROCK PROGRESSION PROGRAM

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Join one of our Professionally Certified ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) guides and let them share their passion for this sport. 

Visit our Guides Page to find out more about your guide.

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

Program INFORMATION

This comprehensive course is a must to kick-start your rock climbing career. Designed for those who are new to outdoor rock climbing and want to learn everything in one go. Top-rope, lead, sport, trad, multi-pitch, rock rescue: after this course, you will be able to climb it all – and at a higher grade due to the professional coaching and instruction!

You can expect to leave the course fully autonomous, with a strong foundation in all aspects of rock climbing.

This program includes the following courses:

If students would like to schedule extra tours/courses or trips not included in this program they will be given a membership card which will unlock deals throughout the season which include:

  • Exclusive Discounts: All Academy Members will receive a 15% discount on any MSAA Course/Tour.
  • Tour/Course Filler: All Academy Members wil be added to a list will allows them to access last minute trip filler discounts up to 50% OFF!

This program runs over 6 full days and can be taken over the course of 4 weeks to 3 months. You design the perfect calendar to work around your plans! If you already have the skills taught in any of the courses within the program please contact us and we can look into removing select courses.

At the start of every day the guide will have everyone sign a waiver before discussing the day's objectives and perform a gear check. Each day will end at approximately 4:30pm with a debrief of the day and discussion of the next day's objectives.

Each day you will meet your guide outside the Squamish Adventure Centre.

Clothing (Plan ahead, check the weather forecast, and dress accordingly):
  • Climbing pants (light pants that allow maximum mobility)
  • T-shirt
  • Mid layer fleece or wool top
  • Weatherproof shell jacket
  • Down or synthetic insulating “puffy” jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Light gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Approach shoes
  • Daypack 25-35L
Individual Equipment

If you have any specialized equipment not listed below feel free to bring it along and ask your guide about it. (Ie micro traxion, grigri, pulleys, etc.)

  • Rock climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Locking carabiners
  • Chalk bag
  • Hiking pole (optional)
Rock Rescue Kit:
  • 5 x Locking Carabiners
  • 4 x Non-locking Carabiners
  • 1 x 120cm Sling
  • 2 x 5m (7mm) Cordelette
  • 1 x 1.5m (7mm) Cordelette or ‘Hollow block’
  • 1 x Auto-Block/Belay Device (Petzl Reverso or BD ATC Guide)

The above gear can be purchased from MEC, Climb On (37873 Cleveland Ave, Squamish) or Escape Route (40222 Glenalder Pl, Squamish).

Your instructor will also bring:
  • Guide’s Gear
  • Group first aid kit
  • Cell phone
  • Guide’s Tarp
  • Ropes
  • Anchor materials

Food and water are not included. Bring lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.

This program is designed for those with previous belaying and climbing skills. If you are new to climbing we recommend taking our Rock Climbing Starter Course.

Below is the full curriculum for this program. If students would like to add additional products to their curriculum this can be indicated to the MSAA team after booking.

If for some reason you have already taken one of the courses below, you can swap it out for another product of the same value or have the course removed from the program. Contact Us for more information.

Program Schedule:

The important details:

Season: Apr – Oct

Duration: 6 Days

Location: Sea to Sky

Max Ratio: Course depending

Prerequisites: None

Price: Starting from $869/per person

BOOK Program:

How to Book: Please read through each course under the Curriculum tab and let us know your preferred dates when booking. If you do not know the best schedule for you an MSAA member will be in contact once you have booked to lend a hand.

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