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Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

Rock Climbing
Rock climbing intro course in Alberta
Rock climbing intro course in Alberta2
Rock climbing intro course in Alberta3
Banff, Alberta

Join Jeff, an IFMGA certified guide, on this introductory rock climbing course in Banff, Canmore or Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. Learn some of the best techniques with one of the best guides in Canada.



1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Acquire new rock climbing skills.
  • Enjoy rock climbing in a breathtaking wilderness location in Canada.
  • Tailor your program to suit your preferences and needs.


Join me on this course in Banff, Canmore or Lake Louise, in the province of Alberta, Canada. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn the basics of rock climbing in this wonderful place!

Many words come to one’s mind when thinking about rock climbing: adventure, adrenaline, fun, freedom, strategy. That is because it is one of the most complete sports, combining intelligence with physical skills.

This program is designed as an introduction to the exhilarating sport of Rock Climbing. We will go to a local 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.

You will learn the basic skills to rock climb outdoors including:

Hazard awareness and risk mitigation

Tying into the rope

Belaying and Lowering

Communication between climbing partner

Climbing Movement techniques

Also, there are different venues we can visit, some of them are:

  • Sunshine Slabs

  • Kid Goat

  • Back of the Lake

  • The Darkside

  • Tunnel Mountain

  • The Dome

My goal is that you enjoy these amazing spots in Alberta! However, I also want you to be safe and learn a lot. That is why I will make sure we follow all the safety rules and I will give you constant feedback. I recommend this trip to people in good shape. Additionally, keep in mind that this course is open to all ages.

Send me a request and I’ll gladly answer all your questions. Let me show you one of the most beautiful parts of Alberta, Canada, and share with you everything I know about rock climbing!

If you are looking for a winter adventure, you can also check out this Rogers Pass Ski touring trip that I also guide.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Harness

- Helmet

- Climbing shoes

Price details

The price listed is per day for an adult. It does not include 5% GST. Minimum age to join is 5 years old.

Price per person ages 5-17: $118.80


ACMG/IFMGA certified Guides - Maximum 6:1 ratio





The rock climbing courses run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from May to October.



There are multiple options, depending on the number of days you choose. For example, hotels or guest houses.

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: **Gear list**: Lunch and snacks Loose fitting clothing to climb in Clothing appropriate for the weather Sunscreen + Sunglasses

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the climbing course take place?

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Do I need previous rock climbing experience?

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About the guide

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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What people are saying about this trip

Eliza Ezrapour


August, 2023

Nolan was awesome! Great teacher and kept spirits high even in the rain!

Bruce Royer


August, 2023

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Robert Wells


July, 2023

Every Part was excellent. Thanks for bringing out some larger shoes. The rock climbing was incredible. The guys were excellent.

Heidi Koch


July, 2023

Dustin and Janet were great teachers.

Bob Falge


June, 2023

Jeff Bullock really worked with me in regards to arranging rock climbing in Banff, instead of Lake Louise. This cut my cost since I now had a 2nd climber with me instead of myself only. Dustin, the climbing guide, was very supportive, encouraging, and safety minded. The Explore Share site seemed to have some glitches.....when I first signed up, I had the impression that climbing in Lake Louise was easily offered, but this was not really the case. Thank you for the pending partial refund, since the actual climb involved two participants instead of me alone. Bob Falge North Carolina, USA

Josée Chartier


October, 2022

it was a great day! Ethan is very friendly and he made our day one to remember! thank you

Laurel Hoover


August, 2020

Organized amazing tours for me while I was in Banff.I learned to rock climb and the next day I did a multi-pitch climb. I also did the Sulphur Mountain trek. The guides were excellent and I had so much fun! Would love to do more tours with them!

Peter O


August, 2019

Another great couple trips with Jeff (both multi-day mountaineering and a rock climbing outing). As always he's a great guide that's fun to spend time with and climb with safely and efficiently. Have been out with him many times and plan on many more.

Candice Ehresman


August, 2019

Our guide Phil was amazing! We went rock climbing with my 5 & 7 year old and he was very knowledgeable & encouraging while keeping their safety in mind. The kids learned a lot while having a great time. I would use their services again. It was awesome!!

Laurentz De Witte


July, 2019

We went rock climbing in Sunshine Village with Phil. Great instructor! After getting us through all the basics of rock climbing we started the day with a quite easy climb. Through the day the difficulty increased which made it very challenging. We never felt unsafe and were very satisfied at the end! Perfect day! Would recommend it to everybody!!

Kymberley Hill


July, 2019

Highly, highly, highly recommended. If at all deliberating about getting out with Alpine Air Adventures: don’t. You will definitely not regret spending time with these guys, as this is far from your average “tour” experience; it’s pure bucket-list. Myself and a buddy recently spent the day with Jeff, and he was incredible - such a fantastic day. 2:1 guided rock climbing in Banff, and we loved every second. Jeff was patient (even with a complete novice like myself), and tailored our experience to exactly what we wanted, and the conditions of the day. Just ten minutes from meeting Jeff, I felt 100% comfortable, and knew I was in the most expert of hands. Jeff is incredibly patient and extremely knowledgeable, with a relaxed, super-friendly approach – not to mention an awesome sense of humour that makes it feel like you’re out on an adventure with a good friend. I could not recommend Jeff and AAA more. Amazing – can’t wait to go out with them again.

Jonathan DeMent


July, 2019

My guide was Christian from the same company (vs Jeff). I was thrilled with the service, friendliness, knowledge, and professionalism. We went to Sunshine Slab near Banff to sport climb for a half day. We managed to get a lot of memorable climbs in a short amount of time. I would gladly use these guys again.

Dov Gil-Har


August, 2018

Jeff was so kind to the kids, he encouraged and motivated our 12 y/o eldest, and was tolerant and patient with our 9 y/o young one. Extremely recommended for families. We had much fun on the Banff cliffs.

Samantha Reid


July, 2018

I had an incredible day with Alpine Airs intro to climbing! Our guide was fantastic and I felt comfortable the whole time! Pretty sure I’m addicted to rock climbing now!


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