Rockies Multi-Pitch Classics - Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
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Banff / Canmore

Rockies Multi-Pitch Classics

Snow Ice Peak Adventure Canada

Summary

 Summer
  • Cost:
  • Adult $450

Location: Canadian Rockies & Bow Valley   Duration: 1 Day   Fitness: Average   Ability: Beginner   Prerequisites: Basic Outdoor Rock Climbing  

Enjoy one of the Rockies Multi Pitch Classics! Whatever your experience and ability level, there is an amazing route for you to enjoy. Hone your trad climbing skills while meeting other climbers and discovering the full potential of world class crags in the Rocky Mountains!

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Adventure Information

Multi-Pitch Day Trip

Hone your trad climbing skills while meeting other climbers and discovering the full potential of world class crags in the Rocky Mountains!

The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rocky Mountains have vast limestone faces that sweep up from the valley floor, providing a wide variety of bolted and traditional routes. Route grades range from 5.4 to 5.11+ and lengths vary from 3 pitch routes, with some that have over 15 pitches! Many have rich histories. Whatever your experience and ability level there is an amazing route for you to enjoy. Several of the mega classics have even been put up by MSAA Guides! See Rock Climbing Routes section for route ideas.

Trip description

On this tour you will be coached by a certified guide as you navigate climbing routes in the Rocky Mountains. If there is time left over at the end of the day, then there may be the opportunity to climb at one of the local crags. Let us know if you have any preferred routes or ask us to recommend a route that would meet all your wishes

Your guide

As with all that is MSAA, our expertise is what sets us apart. Mountain Skills Academy is at the cutting edge of mountain schools and a genuine guide service. All climbing guides are highly qualified and certified ACMG guides (The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides

Do you want to cut costs and meet other climbers?

Take advantage of our Buddy-Up system. We have many guests looking to share an adventure and split the price. Due to the technical nature of multi-pitch climbing the max ratio of guests to guide is 2:1

Duration: 1 day

Meet at the pre arranged location at 09:00am.

Sign waivers, gear up, drive to crag, climb, and wrap up around 17:00pm.

Clothing

Weather conditions along the Coast Mountain Range are constantly changing. Plan ahead, look into weather trends, and prepare for all weather conditions.

  • Climbing pants (light pants that allow maximum mobility)
  • Tee 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

Rock Climbing Equipment – Included

  • Rock shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Belay device
  • Locking carabiner
  • Chalk bag
  • Rope
  • Anchor building equipment

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.

Transport to Field Locations

Participants on this tour will meet their guide at an agreed time and location, usually a local cafe, in Canmore on the morning of the first day. From there you will be expected to have private transport to get to the course location. If you don’t have private transport we can arrange transport with the guide at an extra cost.

Accommodation in Canmore

Accommodation is not included in the tour price however we offer significantly discounted pricing arrangements through a selection of local providers ranging from hostel dorm beds to hotel suites.

If you require accommodation in Canmore for the length of your course please let us know when you register and we can make the arrangements. Often course participants split the cost of a room and are able to enjoy the amenity of a full service hotel at the price of a hostel dorm bed.

Food for Backcountry Field Days

Please make sure you pack plenty of high energy food and snacks as well as fluids to keep you at your best all day long. There are plenty of restaurants and supermarkets in Canmore, and if you completely forget we start the day at a local coffee shop so you’ll be able to grab something for lunch from there. A thermos of tea or coffee is also a great idea.

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Important Information

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

  • Within 24 hours: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, no reschedule.
  • Outside of 24 hours: $25 rescheduling fee per booking or full refund.
Multi Day Programs
  • 2 Day Programs: Within 10 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 10 days: $25 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.
  • 3+ Day Programs: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule or full refund.
  • Customized Trips: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**On all multi day trips pre arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).

Courses Cancellation Policy

1-2 Day Courses

  • Within 10 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 10 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

3+ Day Courses

  • Within 30 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**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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