Rock Climbing Taster

Price: $99 (minimum 2 people)

Private (up to 6 people): $449

Discover the sport of rock climbing with one of our friendly certified rock guides!

Location: Whistler & Squamish

Duration: Half Day

Level: Beginner

Suitable for beginner level, no prior rock climbing experience required.

Fitness: Average

In good general health. Able to walk at a slow pace in undulating terrain for 30 mins to access climbing routes. Able to carry a light load (25lbs)

The Rock Climbing Taster is a fun day designed to introduce beginners into the sport of rock climbing. Allow one of our professional guides to safely set up everything for you and all you have to do is climb and have fun on amazing climbing routes. All equipment included, no experience necessary.

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• Booking individually? Choose the single option.

• Already have a group?  Book a Private Group (Group from 1 to 6)!

• Have a Group larger than 6? Please contact us to make a booking.

• Enjoy this amazing experience with MSAA!



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Your guide will introduce you to the local rock climbing crags of Whistler or Squamish, climbing some of the best single pitch routes the area has to offer. There are a variety of climbs to suit everyone’s abilities and desires.

Our experienced rock guides will set everything up and provide helpful advice along the way. All you have to do is climb!

Topics Covered:

  • History of climbing and ethics
  • Safety and hazard assessment
  • Climbing Grades
  • Rock climbing terminology and commands
  • Harness, Essential Knots, Rope Management
  • Belaying
  • Rock Climbing movement skills

If by the end of this day you find yourself addicted and want to climb more we suggest following up with our Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Course

Tour Times: 8:30am or 1:30pm


Tours meet their guide at the Mountain Skills Academy Office in Marketplace or at the climbing crag.


Tours meet their guide at the Squamish Adventure Centre.

At the meeting location you will meet your guide for the day, sign waiver, grab all your climbing gear and discuss the outlook for the day.

Next you will either drive or walk to the climbing area and enjoy your day of climbing!

All climbing equipment is included.

Recommended Clothing

  • Climbing pants (light pants that allow maximum mobility)
  • Tee shirt
  • 2 Mid layer fleece or wool top
  • Weatherproof shell jacket
  • Down or synthetic insulating “puffy” jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Light gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Approach shoes/hiking shoes
  • Daypack 25-35L

Rock Climbing Equipment – Included

  • Rock climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Chalk bag

The above individual climbing equipment, as well as all group climbing equipment, will be brought by your guide.

Weather conditions here are constantly changing. Plan ahead, look at the weather forecast, and prepare for the potential weather conditions. Consider that when you are not climbing you can cool down quickly, so bringing layers is a good plan.


Climber being belayed during rock climbing course with mountain skills academy & adventures

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This course is designed to provide students with a safe and reliable system to rock climb outdoors with confidence.

Female Multi-Pitch Climbing the chief squamish

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – 2 Day

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