Join Hannah, an ACMG-certified guide, on this one-week rock climbing and learning experience that culminates in climbing to the top of Stawamus Chief.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Have you ever wanted to learn how to rock climb, but did not know where to start?
Well, join our ACMG-certified guide for this fun and informative week of rock climbing in the beautiful scenery of British Columbia’s Pacific Ranges.
We will start with the most basic elements of rock climbing – how to tie a knot – and work our way up to the more nuanced techniques, such as multipitch climbing.
By the end you will have all the skills you need to climb to the top of Stawamus Chief, where you will be rewarded with stunning views of Howe Sound.
Along the way we will complete a multipitch warmup climb, which we will decide on at the time, and have loads of fun learning and practicing crack climbing, belaying, repelling and anchor-making techniques!
We will climb from roughly 8 am to 4 pm each day, leaving you with plenty of free time to explore the surrounding area. Squamish is a beautiful town, tucked into a valley among Pacific Range peaks. There is loads to do while you are not climbing, including exploring this historic railroad hub as well as numerous hikes and wildlife viewing opportunities.
So what are you waiting for? Book now for this amazing opportunity to learn this fun and exciting new skill and climb to the top of Stawamus Chief!
If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also be interested in our rock climbing weekend for beginners!
- Guiding fee
After meeting in Squamish, we will go toprope climbing; practice basic knots and belaying; learn about anchors; practice some climbing techniques and receive an introduction to crack climbing.
We will learn about gear placement and removal; belay a leader and second; build trad anchors; and do more climbing.
We will learn and practice multipitch climbing.
We build one free day into the schedule in case we have to cancel a day due to weather.
We will practice all of the skills that we have learned so far and do more climbing.
We will learn some basic rock rescue techniques.
We will apply everything we have learned about rock climbing and make our way to the top of Stawamus Chief.
Squamish, British Columbia
I am an ACMG Rock Guide, I started guiding because I am very passionate about teaching people the technical side of climbing as well as the emotional achievements that come with challenging yourself and connecting with nature.
I have been climbing since I was a kid with my teddy bear clipped to my harness, and since then I have dedicated years to travelling, rock climbing, mountaineering, and improving my technical skills.
I have climbed El Capitan in Yosemite Valley 4 times, sent 5.12 in 5 different countries, and love combining the techniques from rock types around the world. I am also an Industrial Rope Access Technician and enjoy geeking out on the physics of rope systems.
Golden, BC, Canada
Sept 14, 2022
I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!
Sept 6, 2022
I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.
Aug 23, 2022
I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.
Aug 17, 2022
Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!
July 16th, 2022
Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.
July 20, 2022
Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard
May 8, 2022
Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!
April 14, 2022
Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.
March 9, 2022
I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.
March 4, 2022
Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.
Feb 2, 2022
Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion
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