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One or multi-day rock climbing course in Alberta

Join Jeff, an IFMGA certified guide, on this lead climbing course in Bow Valley, Alberta, Canada. Explore this beautiful place and learn some of the best techniques for lead climbing with an expert.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration1+ day
Offer periodMay
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Join me on this  lead climbing course in Bow Valley, Alberta, and explore one of the most beautiful parts of Canada 

Rock climbing is an extremely complete sport. You get to feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins, while strategically thinking about your next move.

However, rock climbing could be risky. More so if you focus on lead climbing. Thus, it’s important to do it with a professional guide. So my main goal is that you enjoy this trip and learn to be a lead climber, while being safe.

Located near Banff in the province of Alberta, Bow Valley is the perfect scenario for this course. The walls here are long and have multiple pitches, alongside with classic climbing routes. Making them ideal for a wide range of climbers.

This course is perfect for those seeking to be lead climbers, or just to improve on your skills.  It normally lasts 2 days, but I purposely left the itinerary open. So we can review most of the content in just one, or extend it as many days as you want.

We will focus on leading techniques, and go over belaying ones. Additionally, we’ll review everything that has to do with rope anchors, especially how to clean them safely. And of course, we’ll go through rappelling techniques, as well as proper communications. But most importantly, there will be some fine climbing and top notch crags waiting for you!

So if you want to explore this stunning place in Canada, and learn everything you need to be a lead climber, join me on this course! Send me a request and I’ll make sure you learn a lot, be safe, and above all, have an amazing time in Bow Valley, Canada!

However, if winter is what you like, check out this Ski touring weekend in Lake Louise, I also guide in the Rockies.


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I recommend you to bring the following items: • 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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CAD 143 each

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