Rock Climbing Taster | Sea to Sky Gondola Squamish - Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
Whistler / Squamish

Rock Climbing Taster | Sea to Sky Gondola Squamish

Sea to Sky Gondola Rock Climbing Experience


  • Cost:
  • Adult $39
  • Youth $39
  • Private Package $149 (up to 4 ppl)

Location: Sea to Sky Gondola Summit   Duration: 1 Hour   Fitness: Average   Ability: Introductory   Prerequisites: None  

Anyone can enjoy the great fun of outdoor rock climbing at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola. This tour is a short, gentle introduction to the gear and feel of rock climbing in a safe environment. It is suitable for young children. Try a new adventure while enjoying the spectacular views!

Sea to Sky Gondola tickets are not included in the price.


Make a Booking

Please call 1-604-938-9242 or email to book.

Adventure Information

Our professional guides will outfit you with a helmet and harness, tie you into a rope and away you go. We have climbs that range from the easiest imaginable to more difficult ones for those seeking a challenge.

This tour is ideal for kids and seniors alike, families, friends, couples and groups. This fun and safe adventure is sure to be a memorable experience and couldn’t be more conveniently located just by the Sea to Sky Gondola’s Summit Lodge.  This tour can be packaged as an add on to the Squamish Via Ferrata.


Please note that a Gondola lift ticket is required to access the mountaintop and is not included in the booking price.


Tours offered daily. No experience necessary, all equipment is provided, appropriate for ages 5 and up.

If your already a rock climber or looking for a longer climbing day,  you may be interested in our half-day or full day rock climbing or the incomparable Mt. Habrich Multi-Pitch climbing.

  • 10 minutes prior to your selected tour time, meet at the MSAA Harnessing Deck. This is the easily seen lean-to structure found along the little road that leads from the summit Gondola station to the Summit Plaza.
  • Meet your guide, sign our waiver and get outfitted and go climbing.
  • Enjoy fantastic climbing!


Weather conditions in the Coast Mountain Range are constantly changing. Plan ahead, look into weather trends, and dress accordingly.

  • Pants or shorts
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Running or hiking shoes
  • Water and snacks

Rock Climbing Equipment – Included

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Belay device
  • Locking carabiner

Please note that the above individual climbing equipment, as well as all group climbing equipment will be brought by your guide.


Accommodation is not included.


Food is not included on this tour.
Please make sure to pack a good lunch with plenty of high energy food and liquids including snacks.


Transportation is not included on this tour. You may add transportation for this course for an additional fee. Please request a quote at time of booking.

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Important Information

We strongly recommend you purchase insurance for Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation and Adventure Sports Coverage (some backcountry adventures are excluded from coverage).

Emergency Evacuation and Medical Insurance

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 your provincial health plan (except ambulance/air ambulance transport). We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance.

Emergency evacuation insurance is 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 prices are quoted in Canadian dollars and are exclusive of a 5% tax (GST). Prices are subject to change. Guide gratuities are not included in fees.

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 Wilderness First Aid courses.

Late Arrival Policy

Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late for an activity forfeit 100% of the tour price. Tours leave promptly; it is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to sort out gear and sign waivers.

Adventures Cancellation Policy

Half Day and Full Day Programs

  • Within 48 hours of start time:  Cancellation will result in a 100% forfeit of tour price, no rescheduling.
  • More than 48 hours:  $25 rescheduling & refunding fee (per booking).
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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