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Rock climbing in Banff and Canmore area

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If you like rock climbing, then have a look at this program! 2 days to learn and climb whether you are in Banff or Canmore, with Jeff, IFMGA certified guide



2 Days

May - Oct



This program is designed for the Weekend Warrior in mind. Get out with our experienced ACMG guides for a weekend of adventure. Over two days you will climb in many of the classic craging zones in the Banff and Canmore areas. You will go back to work on Monday feeling.. well, worked!

We will go to a local rock climbing area and participants will have the opportunity to climb a variety of routes with the security of a top rope. Safety is our top priority.

Expect to learn more about:

• Climbing etiquette and standards

• Belay techniques

• Movement skills

• Reading and understanding a guidebook

• Using climbing gear, racking up, and keeping organized

• Building basic top-rope anchors and cleaning anchors

• Safe rappelling techniques

You can also check out this 4-day rock climbing in Bugaboos.

Did these Canadian rock climbing programs catch your attention? Then please contact me!


Day 1 to 2: Introduction

Emphasis on reviewing and introducing skills for people who want to lead climb at the crags. We will discuss leading techniques, belaying techniques, setting up top rope anchors and how to clean them safely, rappelling, proper communication and of course do some climbing. This is a great course for the first time outside leading climber or as an early season refresher.

Day 3 to 4: Multi-pitch

The 2 last days will permit us to focus on traditional style climbing. Introducing gear placements, anchor building and doing some traditional leads with instructor feed back. The 4th day we will go climb a multi-pitch traditional route.



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For the multi pitch day, the guide ratio is 2:1.

Meeting point

Equipment you will need to bring

**Full gear list**: 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 / BALACLAVA 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 L 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. WATERBOTTLE (1L minimum). LUNCH for long day out in the mountains POCKET KNIFE. BLISTER KIT ('moleskin', 'Second Skin') CAMERA TREKKING POLE or old SKI POLE, optional

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