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Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

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 - 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.


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Equipment you will need to bring

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


Do I need previous rock climbing experience?

No previous experience is needed! Beginners are welcome to sign up and experience climbing for the first time.

Do I need my own gear?

We will provide all the climbing gear, including harness, helmet and shoes. If you have your own gear, you can bring it.

Do I need to pack food?

Yes! This is a full adventure day, so a lunch, snacks, and at least 1L of water is recommended.

What will I learn during this climbing course?

Some of the topics we'll cover during the climbing course are:

  • Risk mitigation & Hazard awareness
  • Tying into the rope
  • Belaying and Lowering
  • Communication between climbing partners
  • Movement Climbing Techniques

Where will the climbing course take place?

I want you to have fun at these amazing places in Alberta! 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

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
The Juniper Hotel & Bistro Banff Alberta Canada
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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa Banff Alberta Canada
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Rundlestone Lodge Banff Alberta Canada
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About the guide

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Mountain 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



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.



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!!



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.



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!!



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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