Join IFMGA mountain guide Brian Jones for a thrilling introductory 1-day rock climbing course in the beautiful setting of Squamish, BC
Ignite your passion for climbing with an experienced and enthusiastic guide
Discover Squamish, its stunning nature and the views over Howe Sound
Take advantage of a small group to fast track your climbing improvements
Located one hour’s drive north of Vancouver, BC, Squamish is a beautiful country town with stunning forest and mountain wilderness perfect for rock climbing.
After meeting in Squamish town, I will take you climbing at Smoke Bluffs Park, often thought of as a haven for climbers with its over 400 routes. This granite rock face also will also provide you with spectacular views over Howe Sound, the majestic network of fjords situated below.
I’m providing this great 1-day introductory rock climbing course that will see you learning and practising all the requisite skills to ensure a successful beginning to your climbing endeavours.
The first half of the day I will teach you the basic skills and you will have time to practice them thoroughly. Then, in the second half of the day, you will put your newly-acquired skills to the test will have the possibility to progress onto harder climbs if you want.
Skills to be learnt include a variety of climbing techniques, rope management, belay systems, rappelling and the principles of anchoring. However, before you get practical I will deliver a comprehensive briefing on safety, the equipment, knots and the climbing principles.
I instruct with a maximum of 6 climbing students and this low ratio allows me to give instant feedback to all the climbers and to observe all your efforts.
If this trip sounds like fun then don’t hesitate in signing up, I can’t wait to ignite your passion for climbing in this spectacular setting!
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Please bring with you: Footwear - lightweight hiking shoes/runners to access the climbing sites. Please don't use sandals. Day-pack (big enough for your gear plus climbing ropes and equipment) Outer layer rain jacket - Gore-Tex style Comfortable clothing for climbing outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (no jeans) Sunglasses Fleece jacket or sweater Sunscreen Insect repellant (keep in Ziploc bag away from any climbing equipment) Personal 1st aid (small blister kit, personal medications, etc.) Misc. personal items (camera, journal, etc.) Drink bottles - minimum 1 litre Bring a l