Dates and Prices
$299 CDN covers instruction and use of technical gear. Accommodation and meals are not included but low cost, easy options exist which we can tell you about. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is extra.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Upgrade to Rock Evolution
Upgrade to Rock Evolution for an extra $600. Includes: Outdoor Rock Intro, the "Plus" day and 2 further instructional climbing days. Detail
Is it for you?
This course is designed for:
People who have never climbed before and basic indoor gym climbers.
If you are an indoor climber who climbs 5.9 or greater and you are leading or feel ready to lead you should consider our 'Rock Transition' course.
Yamnuska guides and instructors are also available for private climbing or instruction after the course.
Rock climbing is a fun sport and our course is a great way to get started. As the foundation for many other types of climbing, learning to rock climb properly is very important. And where better to learn than the Canadian Rockies! The Canadian Rockies surrounding Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise offer endless climbing opportunities for complete beginners.
Our beginner rock climbing course is designed for those who have never climbed before or who have done some gym climbing. In this course you will learn basic safety and top rope techniques for rock climbing outdoors. You will be taught and coached by our very talented certified guides delivering our well established curriculum. You will also be introduced to the skills necessary to second on both sport and 'trad' climbs.
Modern climbing instruction focuses on training in movement techniques. Developing these skills early on means you will find climbing much more rewarding. The rope techniques taught are those you need to be able to get started in the sport and allow you to practice your climbing skills safely. On later courses you can learn more advanced techniques but for now we focus on the basics.
Sign up for our 'Plus Day' on the Monday where you can join a small instructor led team to climb one of the many great multi-pitch climbs in the region.