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1 Climber - $525
2 Climbers - $290 per person
3 Climbers - $225 per person
4 Climbers - $190 per person
5 or more Climbers - please contact the Yamnuska Office

Prices includes instruction, use of equipment and rock shoes. 5% GST & gratuities extra.

To best manage your safety, there is a maximum of 2 climbers per guide for multi-pitch routes.

The Canadian Rockies rock climbing season typically runs from May to October but does vary year to year.

Is this for You?

In every case, a private guide can tailor the day to suit your objectives. Climbing or instruction based, beginner or expert we will match the guide to your objectives.

Multipitch & Instructional Rock Climbing

Ready to take the next step in your rock climbing adventure.  Yamnuska's skilled guides are available for private guiding for any new skill or on any multipitch rock route in the Canadian Rockies. Climbers who are in town and want to experience one of our famous climbs can simply call our office and we will organize the details for you. Whether you are an expert climber or just new to outdoor rock climbing, the routes around Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise will no doubt be a perfect match for your objectives.

If you have never climbed before but want to see how the Rockies were truly meant to be experienced, check out our daily lessons page. In July and August we do a half-day lesson from Tuesday thru Saturday in Banff from $135 per person. This is great activity for complete beginners.

For groups and families, we can organize a private beginner lesson.  Yamnuska's beginner experiential program is available daily in either a half or full-day program.


Personalized instructional rock climbing programs are tailored to meet your objectives.  Regardless of your rock climbing background, Yamnuska guides are leading edge climbers and coaches who can take your climbing to the next level.  You'll receive a solid foundation in whatever aspect of rock climbing skill that you're looking to improve on. 

Here are some areas that you might want to consider:

  • building anchors
  • rappelling
  • improved movement skills
  • rock rescue
  • placing 'trad' gear and protection
  • lead climbing skills with 'mock' leads

Our maximum guide to guest ratio on single pitch programs is 1:6.

Guided Climbs

'Climb on' with one of Yamnuska Mountain Adventures guides on one of the Bow Valley's signature routes. We have a seemingly endless selection of rock climbs from beginner level to expert.  The list below are our recommendations for just a few of the classics in our area. Feel free to do your own route research then call us with your 'to do' list.  We will set you up with a guide and get you out climbing. 

Sample of Available Climbs:

Name Location Nearest Town # Of Pitches Hardest Grade
Grillmair Chimneys Yamnuska Canmore 10 5.6
Diretissima Yamnuska Canmore 8 5.8
N.E. Face Ha Ling Ha Ling Peak Canmore 10 5.7
Geriatric E. end of Rundle Canmore 8 5.8
True Grit E. end of Rundle Canmore 6 5.10b
Keel Haul Wall Kidgoat Buttress Canmore 5 5.6
Twilight Zone Kid goat Buttress Canmore 4 5.7
Deception Nanny Goat Buttress Canmore 8 5.7
Tower of Babel Moraine Lake Lake Louise 8 5.9
Gooseberry Tunnel Mtn. Banff 8 5.7
Mothers Day Cascade Mtn. Banff 10 5.6

To best manage your safety, there is a maximum of 2 climbers per guide for multi-pitch routes.