Whistler Rock Climbing Tour - Half Day Rock Climbing with a Guide
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Half Day Whistler Rock Climbing Tour

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Summary

 Summer
  • 2+ people: $139
  • 1 person only: $259
  • Private group (up to 6 people): $599

Location: Whistler   Duration: Half Day   Fitness: Average   Ability: Beginner   Prerequisites: None  

Enjoy a half day rock climbing at one of our fantastic climbing crags, climbing some of the best single pitch routes the area has to offer. Our experienced guides will set everything up and provide helpful advice along the way. All you have to do is climb! There are a variety of climbs to suit your abilities and desires.

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Adventure Information

Try outdoor rock climbing for the first time or the 100th time.

This excursion is a half day of single pitch top-rope rock climbing in Whistler or Squamish. We can choose from a wide variety of climbs from very easy all the way up to very challenging routes. Our experienced rock guides will set everything up and provide helpful advice along the way. All you have to do is climb!

No experience is needed. Minimum age for public tours is 12 years old. Younger ages can be accommodated on private tours only.

All the climbing equipment is provided.

We also have full day and multi-pitch tours if you are looking for something more.

  • Meet at 8:15am (for AM tours) or 1:15pm (for PM tours) at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Center in Whistler.
  • Meet and greet, sign waivers, gear check, discussion of outlook for the day
  • Drive to climbing area
  • Walk to crag
  • Enjoy fantastic climbing!
  • Conclude day with a guide’s debriefed and farewell

Clothing

Weather conditions here are constantly changing. Plan ahead, look at the weather forecast, and prepare for the potential weather conditions. Consider that when you are not climbing you can cool down quickly, so bringing layers is a good plan.

  • Pants that allow good flexibility
  • A shirt that is preferably not cotton
  • A warm mid layer top
  • Weatherproof shell jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray
  • Sturdy hiking shoes for walking to the climbing spot
  • Optional: extra shoes that slip on or off easily, so you can take your feet out of the climbing shoes between climbs
  • Daypack (25-35L) to carry water, snacks, your climbing gear, and clothing layers

Rock Climbing Equipment – Included

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

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.

Transportation

Transportation is not included on this tour. You may add transportation for an additional fee. Please request a quote when you are booking.

Food & Water

Bring water and some high energy snacks.

 

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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.

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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. We also accept bank e-transfers 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 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 Tours

  • With less than 48 hours of the tour start time:  Cancellation will result in a 100% forfeit of tour price, no rescheduling.
  • With more than 48 hours notice:  We will reschedule or refund with no penalty.
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 of the course date: 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 of the course date: 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 19) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where a parent or legal guardian is not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well, they must sign a waiver and have a parent 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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