Every Thursday thru Saturday throughout July and August we run a rock climbing lesson in Banff. This is a great individual or family activity that gives you an opportunity to climb outdoor rock and get a climbing lesson from one of our certified guides. We provide all the gear. All you have to do is show up and be ready for some fun!
All guests will be set up with gear and equipment upon arrival at our climbing location in Banff. Guests will receive an introduction to movement on rock before we introduce basic belay systems and belay calls. You will then do some climbing on ‘top roped’ climbs, finishing up the morning with rapelling. This will be a thrilling day!
At our climbing location we have a very beginner slab to more steeper pitches. Everyone will climb to their capability and your skills will definitely improve. This is an active Canadian Rockies adventure.
If you are an experienced climber, we offer more advanced instruction and multi-pitch rock climbing. Please see our Private Rock Climbing or Guided Climbs pages. This tour is for beginners only or those with very limited rock climbing skills.
Meeting Time and Place
Meet your guide at the Bow Falls Parking lot in Banff at 8:30am.
We end the program at 12:30pm.
Instructors & Group Size
Enthusiastic and extremely talented, your instructors hold rock climbing certification from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Our instructors are chosen not just for their technical climbing virtuosity but also for their ability to instruct and coach.
Instructor to guest ratios range down from 1:6.
Transportation is not included.
You will need snacks and something to drink.
Equipment & Clothing
The course fee includes use of rock shoes and technical gear.
The weather encountered on this program varies greatly. The list below covers all possibilities. Should sunny warm conditions be forecast some items may be unnecessary. Remember that weather can change fast so even if the day starts out sunny you may still need rain gear later in the day.
Clothing and Equipment List
- Lunch, snacks and plenty to drink
- Daypack (large enough for spare clothing, your lunch & personal and group climbing gear)
- Sun cream
- Rain Jacket/Hat
- Clothing allowing for easy and complete range of movement
- Warm weather gear ie: fleece jacket
We will provide:
- Rock Shoes
- Climbing Harness
- All other climbing gear
Please book as early as practical to avoid disappointment. We require full payment on booking.
We ask that you familiarize yourself with our detailed booking instructions and conditions.
Please note that you will be required to sign our waiver before commencing the program. Please view our sample waiver copy.
There are two basic types of insurance that most travelers need to consider: Medical and Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance. We offer our guests coverage for both and highly recommend you purchase it.
Emergency Medical Expenses Insurance:
It is wise to ensure that your health plan will cover you in case of illness or accident during your trip. Obtain extra coverage if necessary. There is no charge for rescue in the national and provincial parks, however costs such as air or ground transportation, long term care and other services are not covered.
Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance:
We recognize that our guests’ schedules may change for many reasons; business, family, flight delays, injuries and other unplanned events. For these eventualities the Trip Cancellation/Interruption insurance is a great way to protect your investment.
For all your travel insurance requirements we recommend the Simpson Group. This agency offers a wide range of travel insurance options including Trip Cancellation/Interruption, Travel Medical and Personal Effect Loss for Canadian Travelers. We highly recommend purchasing this insurance.
Please note that this coverage is for Canadian residents only. For guests who are not from Canada and who are interested in the ‘Visitors to Canada’ insurance package please contact the Simpson Group directly at JSimpson@simpson-group.com and reference your Yamnuska Mountain Adventure’s trip.
Thursday thru Saturday throughout July and August.
$140 CDN per person
Includes all Gear. We will meet you at Bow Falls in Banff at 8:30am.
Is it for you?
This course is designed for:
People who have never climbed before or are basic indoor gym climbers. This is a fun activity while you are visiting the Canadian Rockies. We can accommodate children 10 years and older.