trip duration TRIP DURATION
1+ day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not 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.

Price per person per day

1 Person138CAD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


More info

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
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