Rock climbing sampler
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to outdoor rock climbing
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.
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!
- History of climbing and ethics
- Safety and hazard assessment
- Climbing Grades
- Rock climbing terminology and commands
- Harness, Essential Knots, Rope Management
- 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.
- 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
- 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
Price: $99/per person | $449/Group 1-6ppl
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.