Dates and Prices
$325 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.
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 2 - Learn to Lead' course.
Yamnuska guides and instructors are also available for private climbing or instruction after the course.
Rock climbing is an exhilarating sport and the Outdoor Rock Intro course is a great way to get started. As the foundation for many other types of climbing, learning to rock climb properly is essential. And where better to learn than the Canadian Rockies! The Canadian Rockies surrounding Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise offer seemingly endless opportunities for beginner through expert climbers.
The Outdoor Rock Intro course is designed for those who have never climbed before or who have done some basic climbing either in the gym or outdoors. In this course you will learn base climbing movement skills and top rope techniques for rock climbing outdoors. An introduction to the skills necessary for seconding on both sport and 'trad' multi pitch climbs is also included in the course. Developing these skills early on will allow you to progress at a quicker rate and you will likely find climbing much more rewarding. You will be taught and coached by our very talented and certified guides delivering our well established curriculum.
Sign up for our 'Plus Day' on the Monday where you can join a guide led team to climb one of the many great multi-pitch climbs in the region.