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Intro to Trad Climbing Day Course in Squamish, Canada


Come with Hannah, an ACMG-certified guide, and learn the essentials of trad climbing with an introductory program in Squamish and British Columbia.


Coast Mountains

1 Day

Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Set yourself up for successful trad climbs by learning from the best.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Canadian mountains as you hone your skills.
  • Improve on climbing techniques while having a blast.


Head to the west and climb your way through the Coast Mountaints! Enjoy a day program in Squamish learning new climbing techniques in the miraculous Canadian wilderness!

Located between Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish is an outdoor paradise for sports enthusiasts. It is sought after by tourists and travelers around the world for its easy access and remote feel that Canada provides all too well.

The climbing routes around Squamish are abundant, and your program will take you to the best spots to trad climb. With the gorgeous Canadian forest as your backdrop, you will spend an entire day gaining practical knowledge of an amazing sport.

If you have been wondering how you can climb some of the most notorious rock walls and mountains, then this is the place to start.

Our course will focus on bolted and trad anchor construction, protection placement and removal, and how to use and select your equipment. By the end of the day you will be have learned about leading, belaying, rappelling, and some of the common hazards you will run into in trad climbing.

You should be in good shape to take this program. It´s perfect for anyone eager to learn about trad climbing and gain valuable skills to improve your abilities on the rock.

This region is one of my favorites, and it would be my pleasure to show you every climbing nook and cranny in Squamish. I can ensure you have a safe experience while at the same time having the time of your life and progressing your skills as a climber.

Book this program NOW and spend a day learning how to trad climb in Squamish and take your climbing to new heights!

We can also learn alpine rock techniques in Squamish, too! Or we can introduce you to a sport climbing program!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group tours.

The price includes the guiding fee and group equipment.

The price does not include personal items, additional costs including those of the guide, personal food and drink, and anything not explicitly mentioned as ¨included.¨


More info

Custom dates are also available. Contact me for more information.

If you have your own gear, we strongly recommend that you use it.

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking to establish a meeting point.

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.



What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


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!

Niklas Warren


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

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Colin Finnegan


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!

Lesley Weber


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.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

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Yvonne Morrison


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!

Mark Stone


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.

James Dempster


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.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

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Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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