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1-week Rock Climbing Course in British Columbia

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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.

Group

Coast Mountains

7 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Occasional

First Time


Highlights

  • Learn how to rock climb safely and successfully from our professional guide
  • Climb to the top of Stawamus Chief
  • Receive rock rescue training

Description

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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Introduction

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.

Day 2: More climbing

We will learn about gear placement and removal; belay a leader and second; build trad anchors; and do more climbing.

Day 3: Multipitch climbing

We will learn and practice multipitch climbing.

Day 4: Rest/weather day

We build one free day into the schedule in case we have to cancel a day due to weather.

Day 5: Practice day

We will practice all of the skills that we have learned so far and do more climbing.

Day 6: Rock rescue day

We will learn some basic rock rescue techniques.

Day 7: Climbing Stawamus Chief

We will apply everything we have learned about rock climbing and make our way to the top of Stawamus Chief.

 

Details

Meeting point

Squamish, British Columbia

About the guide

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.

Languages

English

Residence

Golden, BC, Canada


What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar

5.00

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!

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5.00

Sept 6, 2022

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5.00

Aug 23, 2022

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5.00

Aug 17, 2022

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4.00

July 16th, 2022

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5.00

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4.00

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5.00

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5.00

March 9, 2022

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5.00

March 4, 2022

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5.00

Feb 2, 2022

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