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Saturday May 29th - Sunday June 6th

A community event providing clinics to climbers of all levels.

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What is the Rock Stoke Week?

The Rock Stoke Week is a celebration of the first-class rock climbing available in and around Squamish and the Sea to Sky corridor.

Through a collaboration of local organizations, industry professionals and prominent figures we aim to educate, engage and inspire all rock climbers, whether you have years of experience or are brand new to this thrilling sport. 

With a series of dedicated clinics and online events, the Rock Stoke Week enables climbers of all levels to improve their mental, physical and technical skills.

How will it work?

It’s simple! Check out the calendar below for a full schedule of clinics, ranging from beginner to expert, and book through MSAA. Become a BCMC member to receive an exclusive discount throughout the Rock Stoke Week, and any MSAA course in the future! 

Events

There will be a variety of online events throughout the week, with local experts, covering a wide range of climbing-related topics. Join our Pre-Stoke event on Saturday, May 29th to hear more about the Rock Stoke Week.

What is the BCMC?

Founded in 1907, the British Columbia Mountaineering Club is one of the oldest outdoor clubs in BC.

Like MSAA, they are dedicated to sharing their enthusiasm in exploring the far-reaching range of the Coast Mountains with other like-minded souls.

Whether it be through hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, or backcountry skiing, they've been connecting people through the outdoors for over 100 years.

All BCMC members will receive an exclusive 15% discount on all clinics throughout the Rock Stoke Week, as well as access to a number of FREE clinics. To become a member visit their website below.

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Partners & Sponsors:

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

Since 1991 MSAA has been providing guided tours and cutting edge courses in the Sea to Sky corridor.

Integrity, professionalism, experience, innovation and unrivalled expertise sums up our team and our organization. Owned and operated by seasoned IFMGA/ACMG certified Mountain Guides, we are genuine mountain professionals committed to the pursuit of excellence in all the mountain endeavours we provide.

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Schedule:

Half-Day Clinics: $99.00 | Full-Day Clinics: $139.00

All BCMC members will receive an additional 15% discount on Rock Stoke Week Clinics

It’s simple! Check out the calendar below for a full schedule of clinics, ranging from beginner to expert, and book through MSAA. If you are a BCMC member, or if you become a member, you will receive an exclusive discount throughout the Rock Stoke Week, and on any MSAA course in the future!

Climbing Ability:

Beginner:

Suitable for beginner level, no prior experience required.

Intermediate:

You have previous experience and a good general knowledge of the sport.

Advanced:

You have very good knowledge of the sport developed from regular practice.

Variable:

You have very good knowledge of the sport developed from regular practice.

Saturday, May 29th

Male rock climbing Squamish British Columbia

Half Day

8:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Rock Climbing Taster

Suitable for beginner level, no prior experience required.

Experience some of the best rock climbing in the Sea to Sky! Discover the sport of rock climbing with one of our friendly certified rock guides!

Next Steps: Intro to Outdoor Rock

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Rock Climbing Tour with Mountain Skills Academy

Half Day

8:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Rock Climbing Refresher

Suitable for those who with a small amount of rock climbing knowledge.

This refresher is intended to refresh critical rock climbing skills and techniques.
 

Next Steps: Sport Leading or Intro to Trad

Rock Stoke Week Facebook Event - Launch Party

7pm – late

Launch Party

Join us on Zoom for an evening of fun to launch the Rock Stoke Week! We might even give away a few prizes!

Special guests TBA.

Sunday, May 30th

Climber being belayed during rock climbing course with mountain skills academy & adventures

Full Day

8:30am – 4:30pm

Intro to Outdoor Rock

Suitable for those with no rock climbing knowledge or indoor climbers looking to start climbing outdoors.

This course is designed to provide students with a safe and reliable system to rock climb outdoors with confidence.

Next Steps: Intro to Trad Climbing

Sport Leading Clinic

Half Day

8:30am – 12:30pm

Sport Leading

Already top roping sport routes and/or mock leading.

Take your climbing to the next level and feel the freedom of lead climbing.

Next Steps: Sport Progression

Canadian rock sport climbing

Half Day

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Sport Progression

Comfortable leading sport routes, looking to perfect technique and advancing climbing grade.

Are you looking at taking your sport climbing to the next level? This half-day clinic is for you!

Next Steps: Intro to Trad

Monday, May 31st

guide giving private instruction to student

Full Day

8:30am – 4:30pm

Single Pitch Crag Day

Suitable for a variety of ability levels. You will be grouped depending on your climbing ability.

Spend the day at the crag with one of our professional, certified & friendly guides. Work on a specific technique or practice your systems with the knowledge of an ACMG guide.  

Instructor climbing with student squamish MSAA

Half Day

 8:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Single Pitch Crag Half Day

Suitable for a variety of ability levels. You will be grouped depending on your climbing ability.

Spend a morning or afternoon at the crag with one of our professional, certified & friendly guides.

Tuesday, June 1st

Rock Stoke Week Facebook Event - Mental

7pm – late

Mental Online Zoom Session

Join us on Zoom for an evening of discussion around the mental aspect of rock climbing.

Special guests TBA.

Wednesday, June 2nd

guide giving private instruction to student

Full Day

8:30am – 4:30pm

Single Pitch Crag Day

Suitable for a variety of ability levels. You will be grouped depending on your climbing ability.

Spend the day at the crag with one of our professional, certified & friendly guides. Work on a specific technique or practice your systems with the knowledge of an ACMG guide.  

Instructor climbing with student squamish MSAA

Half Day

 8:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Single Pitch Crag Half Day

Suitable for a variety of ability levels. You will be grouped depending on your climbing ability.

Spend a morning or afternoon at the crag with one of our professional, certified & friendly guides.

Thursday, June 3rd

Rock Stoke Week Facebook Event - Technique

7pm – late

Technique Online Zoom Session

Join us on Zoom for an evening of discussion around the Technical aspect of rock climbing.

Special guests TBA.

Friday, June 4th

Placing rock climbing gear in rock

Full Day

8:30am – 4:30pm

Intro to Trad Climbing

Already climb outdoors and can setup a top rope and/or lead sport routes.

Trad climbing, or traditional rock climbing, is the original style of rock climbing where you set and remove your protection as they climb. This allows you to climb any route that allows for removable protection.

Next Steps: Trad leading or Multi-Pitch

MSAA guide teach rock rescue course to students

Half Day

8:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Rock Rescue Taster

All ready comfortable lead climbing sport/trad route and/or multi-pitch climbing.

When 911 is not an option, will you know what to do? Sample a Rock Rescue Course. 

Next Steps: Rock Rescue

Saturday, June 5th

Guide leading Star Chek climbing squamish

Full Day

8:30am – 4:30pm

Intro to Multi-Pitch

Already comfortable leading trad/sport routes and looking to start multi-pitch climbing

This one-day course is designed for rock climbers who have practiced some single-pitch traditional lead climbing and want to make the transition to the multi-pitch environment.

Next Steps: Rock Rescue

Eric Dumerac climbing star check multi-pitch climb

Half Day

8:30am – 12:30pm

Trad Leading

Already leading and looking to perfect gear placement or comfortable mock leading/top roping trad routes. Benefical to have taken a Sport Lead clinic before this clinic.

Take your climbing to the next level and feel the freedom of trad lead climbing.

Next Steps: Trad Progression

Squamish Trad Leading Course

Half Day

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Trad Progression

Comfortable leading trad routes, looking to perfect technique and advanace grade.

Spend an afternoon at the crag with a professional ACMG guide to take your trad climbing skills to the next level.

Next Steps: Rock Rescue

Rock Stoke Week Facebook Event - Physical

7pm – late

Physical Online Zoom Session

Join us on Zoom for an evening of discussion around the Physical aspect of rock climbing.

Special guests TBA.

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Sunday, June 6th

MSAA guide teach rock rescue course to students

Full Day

 8:30am – 4:30pm

Rock Rescue

The ability of this course is very adaptable depending on the level of the students.

This 1-day intensive course is designed to meet the needs of climbers wanting to learn high angle rock rescue or to refresh their rock rescue skills with the latest advanced techniques and new style multi-use belay devices, all in a perfect, safe, and controlled environment.

Next Steps: Single Pitch Crag Day

guide giving private instruction to student

Full Day

8:30am – 4:30pm

Single Pitch Crag Day

Suitable for a variety of ability levels. You will be grouped depending on your climbing ability.

Spend the day at the crag with one of our professional, certified & friendly guides. Work on a specific technique or practice your systems with the knowledge of an ACMG guide.  

Instructor climbing with student squamish MSAA

Half Day

 8:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Single Pitch Crag Half Day

Suitable for a variety of ability levels. You will be grouped depending on your climbing ability.

Spend a morning or afternoon at the crag with one of our professional, certified & friendly guides.

Rock Stoke Week Facebook Event - Closing page

7pm – late

Rock Stoke Week Closing Event

Take this opportunity to chat with our guides and a few special guests to round up the Rock Stoke Week!

Special guests TBA.