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Full Day: Included are instruction, use of equipment, rock shoes when available. 5% GST & gratuities extra.
1 person - $450 per person
2 - $265 per person
3 - $200 per person
4 or more - $170 per person

Lake Louise Surcharge - $50 travel cost surcharge applies to groups wishing to meet at Lake Louise

Half Day: Included are instruction, use of equipment, rock shoes when available. 5% GST & gratuities extra.
1 person - $315per person
2 - $175 per person
3 - $140 per person
4 or more - $120 per person

Rock Climbing Season

Rock climbing is typically available from May until mid-October. Optimum season is mid-May to late September.

Private Instructional Courses

These can be arranged for individuals, families and groups. They are customized to meet your specific needs and objectives. They can be at beginner or advanced levels or focus on specific aspects of climbing such as sport climbing, "trad leading", multi-pitch climbing or instruction for kids. Courses can be for one or several days.

Beginner Experiential Rock Climbing

This fun and relaxed day at the rock pitch is designed for beginners and those who have never climbed before.  In it you will learn basic safety and top rope techniques for climbing outdoors and you will be coached on basic rock climbing movement skills.  We welcome beginners, locals, families, individuals and groups.

The primary objective is to have a fun and safe day where participants can get outside, do some physical activity plus take away new skills and experiences.

The Canadian Rockies surrounding Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise are a rock climber's paradise with climbs and areas suitable for every level of climber. Rock climbing is an unbelievably exhilarating sport and we invite you to experience it with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.

Daily Lessons & Beginner Instruction

Full-day or half-day lessons are available for individuals or groups in the Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise (full-day only) areas by request.

Lessons can be booked by individuals, families or groups. We can accommodate children 5 years and older with a guardian.

Private guiding is a very effective way to accelerate skills development. Our certified guides will give you focused instruction and coaching to quickly increase capability and confidence. 

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 daily lesson in Banff from $135 per person.


There are several great and scenic rock climbing instruction areas that can be readily accessed for daily lessons, they include: 

Banff Rundle Rock: Next to the Banff Springs Golf Course. A great spot for first time rock climbers, especially younger children. Suitable for full and half day climbing. Nearby Rundle Ridge allows for an easy multi-pitch climb and rappel for those with a whole day.

Zygote Crag:  20 minute drive from Canmore. Good beginner location for a full or half-day of climbing with some challenging short climbs to finish on. (5.6-5.10)

Yamnuska Bluffs: 20 minutes drive from Canmore. Excellent beginner location for full or half-days.

Wasootch Creek: 40 minute drive from Canmore. Good variety of climbs, due to driving times this location is more suitable for full-day programs. Top rope and sport climbing venue.

Heart Creek: 15 minutes drive from Canmore.  Best suited for intermediate or advanced climbers.

Lake Louise: A spectacular and famous climbing crag at the head of Lake Louise. An excellent location for those with some previous climbing experience. Due to driving and approach times available for full-day climbing only.

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