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Complete rock climbing tour of Western Canada: Canmore, Lake Louise, Skaha Bluffs & Squamish (14 days)

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Join Kyle, an ACMG apprentice rock guide, for this once in a lifetime rock climbing trip across western Canada. Starting in Canmore, Alberta climb your way north to Lake Louise before conquering some of the top routes in Skaha Bluffs and Squamish, British Columbia.

Private and Group

Rockies, Coast Mountains

14 Days

Jul, Aug

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of western Canada.
  • Spend quality time climbing in four different locations
  • Enjoy delicious food and great company each evening as we relax at camp.

Description

Canada is a large and diverse country with a plethora of incredible rock climbing opportunities. Over the course of two weeks together, our goal will be to climb in as many of them as we can!

After meeting up at a predetermined location, the fun begins. We will drive out to Canmore and spend the first three days of our trip enjoying quality sport climbing on limestone while surrounded by the natural splendor of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

From here, we will head north a couple of hours to Lake Louise, one of North America’s most iconic lakes. Here, we will enjoy spectacular views of the Victoria Glacier and climb incredible quartzite, there’s nothing quite like it.

After a rest day in which we drive well into the heart of British Columbia, we will find ourselves at the Skaha Bluffs. This remote part of BC is truly a climber’s paradise with more than  1,000 different interesting and diverse routes to try out.

After three days here, we will head on to Squamish, just north of Vancouver. Home to the excellent multi-pitches of the Chief as well as innumerable other climbing and bouldering options, there are few better places to finish off the trip.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 14-day rock climbing expedition across the best spots in western Canada!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you may also enjoy my 1-week rock climbing trip to to Squamish and the Skaha Bluffs in British Columbia!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Rope

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Chalk

- Crash pads


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We will meet at a pre-determined location and drive to the campground.

Day 2 to 4: Canmore

We will spend the first three days climbing in and around Canmore, enjoying the majesty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and camping in Banff National Park.

Day 5 to 7: Lake Louise

We will head a bit farther north to Lake Louise and enjoy some world-class climbing on high-quality quartzite.

Day 8: Rest day

We will drive to Penticton and relax on the beaches of Skaha Lake.

Day 9 to 11: Skaha Bluffs

We will spend these three days climbing in and exploring the scenic Skaha Bluffs, taking advantage of some incredible gneiss.

Day 12 to 14: Squamish

We will conclude the trip with some climbing in Squamish, where we can head up the Chief and try out some bouldering as well. The trip concludes here in Squamish.

 

Details

More info

We will provide... Climbing Gear: Ropes Quickdraws Traditional gear – camalots, nuts Slings Carabiners Anchor kits Guide Books Camping Gear: Sleeping Bags Inflatable mattresses Pillows/linen Camp chairs All dining utensils You will be required to bring... Climbing Harness Helmets Preferred belay device Shoes: multiple climbing shoes if you like to mix it up, tough hiking shoes, comfortable footwear for at the camp or down days Headlamp Water bottle Touque (beanie, warm hat) Brimmed hat to protect from the sun Sunscreen – nobody wants a sunburn Gloves for belaying and around camp Multiple leg layers – important to manage body temperature Multiple upper layer – important to manage body temperature Rain gear – waterproof jacket, waterproof pants Headlamp – essential for navigating around camp

Meeting point

To be determined upon completion of booking.

Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Backpack

Sunglasses

Belay device

Watter bottle

Other gear: Climbing shoes


About the guide

Languages

English

Certificates

ACMG


What people are saying about Explore-Share

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5.00

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