Rock Climbing Super Course: Whistler & Squamish BC - Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
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Whistler / Squamish

Rock Climbing Super Course

Rock Climbing Super Course Canada

Summary

 Summer
  • Cost:
  • $699

Location: Squamish or Whistler   Duration: 4 Days   Fitness: Average   Ability: Intermediate   Prerequisites: Sport lead 5.8 & top roping skills  

The Rock Climbing Super Course is a 4-day in-depth program in all aspects of rock climbing. This comprehensive course is a must to kick-start your rock climbing career. Designed for outdoor climbers who want the skills and knowledge to take their climbing to the next level. Top-rope, lead, sport, trad, multi-pitch: after this course, you will be able to climb it all.

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The split weekend dates in August 2018
Day 1 & 2: August 18th and 19th
Day 3 & 4: August 25th and 26th

Private courses can be planned for other dates.

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Course Information

The Rock Climbing Super Course is a 4-day in-depth program incorporating 3 modules of instruction:

  • Intro to Trad Climbing (1 day)
  • Multi-pitch Climbing (2 days)
  • Rock Rescue (1 day)

This comprehensive course is a must to kick-start your rock climbing career. Designed for those who already climb outdoors and who want the skills and knowledge to take their climbing to the next level. Top-rope, lead, sport, trad, multi-pitch: 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.

Day One

  • Meet at pre-arranged meeting point stated in confirmation email
  • Meet and greet, sign waivers, safety discussion, and gear check. Discuss current weather and objectives.
  • Drive to course location.
  • Lessons on trad climbing
  • End of day. Debrief, discuss following day.

Day Two

  • Meet at time and location determined at end of day 1
  • Discuss current weather and objectives. Gear check.
  • Drive to course location.
  • Lessons and practice of rock rescue techniques
  • End of day. Debrief, discuss following day.

Day Three

  • Meet at time and location determined at end of day 2
  • Discuss current weather and objectives. Gear check.
  • Drive to course location.
  • Students lead multi-pitch routes
  • End of day. Debrief, discuss following day.

Day Four

  • Meet at time and location determined at end of day 3
  • Discuss current weather and objectives. Gear check.
  • Drive to course location.
  • Lessons on multi-pitch technique and practice leading
  • End of course.

Climbing equipment to bring:

  • Rock shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Chalk bag
  • Autoblocking belay device (eg. Petzl Reverso or Black Diamond ATC Guide)
  • 4 locking carabiners
  • 120 cm sling
  • Single trad rack (variety of cams & nuts)
  • 6 extendable alpine draws (60 cm slings + 2 non-locking carabiners for each sling)
  • Nut tool
  • 1.5 m cordelette (7mm)
  • 5.0 m cordelette (7mm)

We highly recommend using your own gear so you can get comfortable with it under the guide’s instruction.

Group climbing equipment (ropes, etc.) will be brought by your instructor.

 

Other items to bring:

Be prepared for both hot or cold days and rain. There are rain protected climbing venues. Dress according to the weather forecast.

  • Climbing pants or sweatpants
  • T-shirt
  • Mid layer fleece
  • Rain jacket
  • Puffy or warm jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Thin gloves for belaying
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Sturdy hiking shoes or boots
  • Backpack large enough to carry personal and group gear.
  • Lunch, snacks, and water

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Important Information

We strongly recommend you purchase insurance for Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation and Adventure Sports Coverage (some backcountry adventures are excluded from coverage).

Emergency Evacuation and Medical Insurance

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 your provincial health plan (except ambulance/air ambulance transport). We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance.

Emergency evacuation insurance is 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 prices are quoted in Canadian dollars and are exclusive of a 5% tax (GST). Prices are subject to change. Guide gratuities are not included in fees.

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 Wilderness First Aid courses.

Late Arrival Policy

Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late for an activity forfeit 100% of the tour price. Tours leave promptly; it is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to sort out gear and sign waivers.

Adventures Cancellation Policy

Half Day and Full Day Programs

  • Within 48 hours of start time:  Cancellation will result in a 100% forfeit of tour price, no rescheduling.
  • More than 48 hours:  $25 rescheduling & refunding fee (per booking).
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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