Squamish offers world-class multi-pitching, while Whistler has awesome routes above a raging river. Climb with a professional guide for a day to experience some of the best and most scenic rock climbing in the world!
Enjoy our amazing granite routes with one of our highly experienced, qualified and certified ACMG, IFMGA guides. We are the Sea to Sky’s most experienced and capable guide service, ensuring you receive unparalleled safety, professional service and a truly fun experience. You can entrust us to recommend the route best suited to your goals and objectives, as well as to be in tune with local conditions and climbing pressure. If you’ve been guided before, your discerning eye will appreciate the difference a professional operator provides: Best value, high end service, select guides, expertise, quality equipment – climb on!
Rain, high climbing pressure, route choice tougher than expected? We always have a contingency plan and are prepared for anything. Rest assured your in good hands with our guides. Our goal is your safety, enjoyment and satisfaction. Should any issues arise what so ever, you can count on us to ensure you’ll get full value out of your day. For example we own two fantastic Via Ferrata’s that are fun rain or shine, we have dedicated rock instruction areas that remain dry, our guides know the area intimately and can recommend other awesome routes if the current route’s traffic or difficulty is prohibitive. We look forward to guiding you.
Duration: 1 day
Meet at the pre-arranged location (Whistler Office or Squamish Adventure Centre) at 09:00am or earlier for longer routes.
Sign waivers, gear up, drive to crag and climb
Weather conditions along the Coast Mountain Range are constantly changing. Plan ahead, look into weather trends, and prepare for all weather conditions.
Food and water are not included.
Please note that the above individual climbing equipment, as well as all group climbing equipment will be brought by your guide.
If you own your own equipment and choose to use it please let us know in advance.
It is beneficial to practice using your own equipment under the supervision of a professional.
Accommodation is not included.
Should you require accommodation in Squamish, we have organized for your convenience excellent value accommodation packages with local providers. Please notify us of any accommodation requirements at time of booking.
Food is not included in this course.
Please make sure to pack a good lunch with plenty of high energy food and liquids including snacks.
Transportation is not included in this course. You may add transportation for this course for an additional fee. Please request a quote at time of booking.
All the equipment you will need is included in this course: rock shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, chalk bag and locking carabiner. If you own your own equipment, bring it as it will be the best fit and it is good to be famliar with it. Your instructor will bring the rest such as the rope, quickdraws, anchor material, etc.
Please advise if you require rental gear, at time of booking.
We strongly recommend you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance upon booking and Emergency Evacuation insurance.
Emergency Evacuation and Medical
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 National Health.
We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance. Emergency evacuation insurance is also 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 course prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars and are exclusive of a 5% Federal GST. Prices are subject to change.
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 WFR courses.
Adventures Cancellation Policy
Half Day and Full Day Programs
**On all multi day trips pre arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).
1-2 Day Courses
3+ Day Courses
**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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