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Rock Climbing Sampler



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BOOK NOW Price: $99.00 /per person

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Rock climbing sampler

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to outdoor rock climbing

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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.

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.


Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or

Course information...


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.

The important details:

Season: May – October

Duration: Half Day (4 Hours)

Location: Squamish & Whistler

Max Ratio: 6 Clients to 1 Guide

Prerequisites: None

Price: $99/per person | $449/Group 1-6ppl


Looking for a custom course or just looking to spend the day with one of our professional guides?


Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – 2 Day

This course prepares climbers by offering the full set of critical skills necessary to safely and effectively begin both sport and trad climbing.

Intro to outdoor rock climbing - 1 day

Learn outdoor rock climbing in the world class destination of Squamish BC. Participants will obtain the essential skills required to safely and effectively enjoy this amazing sport.