Rock Climbing Tour - 'Learn the ropes' with a Rock Climbing Guide!

Half Day Rock Climbing Squamish

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

Location: Squamish   Duration: Half Day (3.5 hours)   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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Summer 2020 dates now available!

Daily tours running at 8:30am and 1:30pm.

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or

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Adventure Information

Try your hand at outdoor rock climbing.

This very popular tour is designed for individuals or groups looking for a fun filled morning or afternoon of single pitch rock climbing in Whistler or Squamish. Enjoy a variety of climbs at one of our fantastic climbing crags. Our experienced guides will set everything up and provide helpful advice along the way. All you have to do is climb!

No experience necessary. All equipment is provided. It’s a must do activity on your visit to Whistler or Squamish!

Shuttle: Vancouver to Squamish Adventure Centre
Book a shuttle directly through the Squamish Connector link. We can adjust climbing start times to coincide with shuttle bus arrivals upon request.
The Squamish Connector offers roundtrip shuttle service from downtown Vancouver to the Squamish Adventure Centre with convenient pick-up and drop-off from downtown locations.
Drop-Off / Pick-Up Schedule
Early morning shuttle to Squamish Adventure Centre // Daily in June, July & August (**available Sat, Sun & holidays only in May & Sept.)
7:45 am     Pick up at Cordova & Seymour
8:00 am    Pick up at Library Square (corner of Robson St. & Homer St.)
9:15 am     Arrive at Squamish Adventure Centre
Mid-morning shuttle to Squamish Adventure Centre // Daily anytime
9:30 am     Pick up at Hyatt Hotel (wait outside the hotel at Melville St. exit)
9:45 am     Pick up at Library Square (corner of Robson St. & Homer St.)
10:00 am   Pick up at Canada Place (wait at the ticket kiosk)
11:15 am   Arrive at Squamish Adventure Centre
Afternoon shuttles back to Vancouver
2:30 or 4:30 pm     Depart from Squamish Adventure Centre
4:00 or 5:45 pm     Arrive in downtown Vancouver (arrival time depends on traffic)
**Shuttle must be booked directly through the Squamish Connector.**
Bookings can be made online here or over the phone at 1-604-318-5855
  • Meet at either 8:30 am or 1:30 pm at Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre for climbing in Whistler, or the Squamish Adventure Center for climbing in Squamish
  • 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


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.


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.


Food is not included on this tour.
Make sure to pack a plenty of high energy food and liquids.


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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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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.

Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA. We also accept bank e-transfers and cash.

• For 1-2 day adventures/courses booking must be paid in full.
• For longer adventures/courses a deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking.
• The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start date.
• Bookings made less than 30 days before adventure/course must be paid in full.

Next day bookings are taken up until 5pm the day before any tour or course. *Subject to guide availability

Full Terms & Conditions

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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