Private Rock Climb & Instruction
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Whistler / Squamish

Private Rock Climb & Instruction

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Summary

 Summer
  • Cost:
  • 2 people: $300 per person

Location: Squamish and Whistler   Duration: 1 Day   Fitness: Average   Ability: Beginner   Prerequisites: None  

Our private guiding program lets you design your own climbing adventure. Whether it is single pitch classics or multi-pitch routes on the Grand Wall – we can help you reach your goal.

Make a Booking

To make a booking please call 604 938 9242 or email us at info@mountainskillsacademy.com

Course Information

Private Rock Climbing & Instruction

If you don’t see the specific rock climbing course you are looking for or if the listed course dates don’t fit your schedule, let us organize private instruction for you.

Any topics can be taught from the basics to multi-pitch systems. Come on your own or organize a group of friends and learn together.

Our private guiding program lets you design your own climbing adventure. Whether it is single pitch classics or multi-pitch routes on the Grand Wall – we can help you reach your goal. Some of the most popular multi-pitch routes we guide are below.

Popular Routes

Route: Star Chek
Grade: 5.7
Length: 4 pitches

Route: Diedre
Grade: 5.7
Length: 6 pitches

Route: Mercy Me
Grade: 5.8
Length: 2 pitches

Route: Mercy Me
Grade: 5.8
Length: 2 pitches

Route: Angel’s Crest
Grade: 5.10c
Length: 14 pitches

Route: The Grand Wall
Grade: 5.11a, A0
Length: 10 pitches

If you are only interested in single pitch top-roped climbing please see our Rock Tour.

Dates: 
Available upon request.

Day One

  • 09:00 Meet at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures Office or Squamish Adventure Centre.
  • Meet and greet, sign waivers, safety discussion and gear check.
  • Discuss current weather and the objectives of the day.
  • Drive to course location.
  • Lessons 1 – 14
  • 16:30 End of day. Debrief, discuss following day.

Day Two

  • 09:00 Meet at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures Office or Squamish Adventure Centre.
  • Discuss current weather and the objectives of the day.
  • Drive to course location.
  • Lessons 15 – 28
  • Continuing rock climbing technique refinement with quality feedback and fine-tuning.
  • 16:30 End of day. Debrief, discussion of course and next step recommendations.
  • Course close.

Clothing

Weather conditions along the Coast Mountain Range are constantly changing. Plan ahead, look into weather trends, and prepare for all weather conditions.

  • Climbing pants (light pants that allow maximum mobility)
  • Tee 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

Rock Climbing Equipment – Included

  • Rock shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Belay device
  • Locking carabiner
  • Chalk bag
  • Rope
  • Anchor building equipment

Food and water are not included.

Please note that the above individual climbing equipment, as well as all group climbing equipment will be brought by your guide.

If you own your own equipment and choose to use it please let us know in advance.

It is beneficial to practice using your own equipment under the supervision of a professional.

Accommodation
Accommodation is not included.
Should you require accommodation in Squamish, we have organized for your convenience excellent value accommodation packages with local providers. Please notify us of any accommodation requirements at time of booking.

Food
Food is not included in this course.
Please make sure to pack a good lunch with plenty of high energy food and liquids including snacks.

Transportation
Transportation is not included in this course. You may add transportation for this course for an additional fee. Please request a quote at time of booking.

Equipment
All the equipment you will need is included in this course: rock shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, chalk bag and locking carabiner. If you own your own equipment, bring it as it will be the best fit and it is good to be famliar with it. Your instructor will bring the rest such as the rope, quickdraws, anchor material, etc.

Please advise if you require rental gear, at time of booking.

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Important Information

We strongly recommend you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance upon booking and Emergency Evacuation insurance.

Emergency Evacuation and Medical

This coverage provides you with emergency air rescue if required and full medical. Parks Canada provides free evacuation within the Parks and if you are a Canadian resident your medical will be covered by National Health.

We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance. Emergency evacuation insurance is also compulsory for all our hut trips, as these typically take place outside of Parks Canada’s jurisdiction.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

To prepare for unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking your trip. Trip Cancellation insurance covers many scenarios to reimburse you for cancelled trips outside of your control.

Our recommended insurance provider is Tugo.Com who can be reached via the following:

All course prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars and are exclusive of a 5% Federal GST. Prices are subject to change.

Full payment is required at time of registration. Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA through our online payment portal. We also accept Credit Card payment over the phone, bank transfer and cash.

Mountain Skills Academy takes mountain safety very seriously, however there is no way to completely mitigate risk in alpine environments. Prior to undertaking any of our courses or trips we require you to sign a waiver.

Mountain conditions are extremely unpredictable and can change at short notice. Our guides endeavor to undertake the routes and/or peaks that our clients desire, however our decisions will be impacted by conditions. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if conditions are not suitable to undertake a particular route on the day you have booked. We will however make every effort to take you out for the best day possible given the conditions.

Applicable to all tours and courses*: If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability. *Does not apply to First Aid and WFR courses.

Adventures Cancellation Policy

Half Day and Full Day Programs

  • Within 24 hours: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, no reschedule.
  • Outside of 24 hours: $25 rescheduling fee per booking or full refund.
Multi Day Programs
  • 2 Day Programs: Within 10 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 10 days: $25 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.
  • 3+ Day Programs: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule or full refund.
  • Customized Trips: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**On all multi day trips pre arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).

Courses Cancellation Policy

1-2 Day Courses

  • Within 10 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 10 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

3+ Day Courses

  • Within 30 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**If you are able to find someone else to take your place on a course, please let us know as we are more than happy to transfer bookings.

Minors (under the age of 18 for our courses based in Alberta and 19 for those based in BC) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where the parents/legal guardian are not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well as must sign a waiver and have their parents or legal guardian sign a waiver. Further, we abide by the Parks Canada Custodial Group winter backcountry policy as outlined here.


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