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Women's Intro to Multi-pitch climbing

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Women's Intro to Multi-pitch Climbing

Setting your Aims Higher? Get The skills to climb the likes of the chief & star chek.

Your Guide:

Bronwyn Hodgins smiling with female climbing partner

Bronwyn Hodgins

Bronwyn is a professional climber and ACMG apprentice rock guide based in Squamish, BC. She enjoys all the rock disciplines — from sport to trad to alpine — but her biggest passion is for the big cliffs! 

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What is the WRCS?

THE WOMEN’S ROCK CLIMBING SERIES aims to provide the adventurous women of the Sea to Sky region with the means to develop and progress their climbing skills in a supportive, mentorship-styled learning environment.

This fast paced and fully comprehensive 1-day course includes many critical lessons for safe multi-pitch climbing. This course is designed for climbers with previous basic outdoor climbing experience. Combine this course with the 1-day Rock Rescue to set yourself up for a safe and informed progression into multi-pitch terrain.

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

Course information...

COURSE INFORMATION

We begin by reviewing all the essentials:

  • Equipment
  • Movement skills
  • Belaying and rappelling
  • Safety protocols
  • Rock climbing terminology
  • Trad climbing basics
  • Safe anchors

We then move into the fundamental skills for Multi-Pitch rock climbing:

  • Multi-pitch theory
  • Risk mitigation and hazard management
  • Route selection
  • Gear requirements and the multi-pitch backpack
  • Racking techniques
  • Belay considerations
  • Ascending and descending strategies
  • Building trad anchors and tree anchors

Forming a powerful foundation we then move onto further advanced skills that provide the efficiency needed to complete multi-pitch routes in a timely manner.

Such skills as:

  • Advanced rope management
  • Specialized belaying techniques
  • Rapid leader transitions

8:30am: Meet your guide at Squamish Adventure Centre.

The guide will have everyone sign a waiver before having a safety discussion and performing a gear check. They will then discuss the day's objectives and lesson plan.

4:30pm: The day will end at approximately 4:30pm with a debrief, discussion of the course and next step recommendations.

Rentals/Purchase:

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If you require rentals or need to purchase equipment, we have teamed up with the experts at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. Follow the link HERE to purchase or rent gear for this course!



Individual Equipment:
  • Rock climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Belay device (with 1 locking carabiner)
  • Prusik 1.5-1.7m, 7mm
  • Anchor building equipment (2 locking carabiners, 2 non-locking carabiners & 120cm or 240cm sling)
  • Chalk bag

The above gear can be purchased from MEC, Climb On (37873 Cleveland Ave, Squamish) or Escape Route (40222 Glenalder Pl, Squamish).

If you do not have any climbing gear you can rent a Rock Climbing Essentials package for $5.00.

Clothing (Plan ahead, check the weather forecast, and dress accordingly):
  • Climbing pants (light pants that allow maximum mobility)
  • T-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
Topics Covered:
  • Equipment
  • Environment & on site safety
  • Introduction to multi-pitch theory
  • Gear Requirements
  • Route Selection
  • Securing Yourself
  • Lead belaying and top-down belaying
  • Racking up for a multi-pitch
  • Multi-pitch communication and commands
  • Efficient leader switch-overs
  • Rope drag reduction technique
  • Advanced rope management
  • Advanced safety techniques
  • Mentoring day climbing up and descending a multi-pitch training route

Click HERE for the full curriculum

The important details:

Season: May – October

Duration: 1 Day (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Location: Squamish

Max Ratio: 6 Clients to 1 Guide

Prerequisites: Previous Climbing Experience

Price: $189/per person

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NEXT STEPS

Women's Rock Rescue

As a climber, one needs to be self-sufficient in a high angle climbing environment and rope rescue skills are critical.

Women's Advanced Trad Clinic

Trad climbing, or traditional rock climbing, is the original style of rock climbing in which climbers set and remove their protection as they climb.