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Lead climbing course in the Bow Valley, Alberta

If you want to lead climb at the crags or just want to review your skills, join Jeff, an IFMGA certified guide, on this 2-day lead climbing course around Banff and Canmore.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration2 days
Offer periodMay
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


  • Acquire all the rock climbing skills you need to lead a climb.

  • Spend two days improving your rock climbing in the beautiful Bow Valley.

  • Practice belaying, leading, setting up and cleaning top rope anchors and more.


I invite you to join me on a 2-day lead climbing course in the Bow Valley, around Banff and Canmore, in Alberta.

This valley is southern Alberta’s main climbing area. It has many long multi-pitch traditional climbing routes on most of the high walls surrounding the valley.

This is a perfect course for the first time outside lead climber. Also, it is ideal as an early season refresher. During these 2 days, we will review and introduce the skills you need if you are looking to lead climb at the crags.
Also, I will explain belaying techniques and leading techniques. Besides, I will go over how to set up top rope anchors and how to clean them in a safe way. We will also review rappelling and proper communication, and, most important, we will do some climbing!

By the end of these 2 days, you will have the skills you need to start leading a climb.

So contact me if you want to join me on this great lead climbing course! We will spend an amazing time learning and climbing in the beautiful Bow Valley in the Alberta province.

I also offer a 4-day course in the same area. Or you can also check out this 4-day climbing program in the Bugaboos.

More info

• Long pants to climb in. These should be wool/nylon blend or Scheoller material • Light shirt or T-shirt • Wool or fleece long sleeve shirt • Heavyweight fleece or insulated/down jacket • Water proof outer jacket with hood (Gore-Tex) • Waterproof outer pants, preferably with side zips on legs • Light weight gloves • Warm hat/touque • Neck tube/Bellaclava // EQUIPMENT LIST: You will need to bring: • Approach shoes or light weight boots • Backpack: Large enough to carry spare clothing, lunch, water and climbing gear. Approx. 40 liters • Climbing harness • Rock climbing shoes, comfy shoes for all day use • Climbing helmet • Chalk bag • Belay device with locking carabiner • Sunglasses with good UV protection • Sun cream • Lip Sun Cream. • Headlamp with fresh batteries. • Water Bottle (1L minimum). • Lunch for long day out in the mountains • Pocket knife. • Blister kit (‘moleskin’, ‘Second Skin’) • Trekking pole or old ski pole, optional



About the guide

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Alpine Air Adventures is an independent mountain guiding business run by Jeff Bullock. I am a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide, with my training and certification through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and the Canadian Avalanche Association.

We specialize in outdoor Banff adventures including: rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses.

Based out of Banff, Alberta, Canada in the heart of the rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alpine Air offers everything mountain. My main emphasize is to offer safe and unforgettable Banff adventures to my guests. With the allure of the mountains right at my doorstep I am always keen to take on any adventure and I am excited to have you along. Contact me to begin organizing your dream mountain ascent or descent.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 284 each

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Price includes

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Contact us at +1 (857) 320-3528