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Dates and Prices

Price

$1495 CDN covers guiding, instruction, use of technical group climbing gear, transportation into the Ghost, and park fees. Camping equipment, personal climbing gear, and meals are not included, however we offer a camping and food package add-on for an additional fee. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is extra. Gratuities not included.

Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.

Is it for you?

This program is for climbers seeking fun, adventure and great climbing. You must be comfortable seconding 5.9 on a multi-pitch climb and completing approaches of 1.5 hours on loose and rugged terrain..

Ghost Rock

The Ghost Valley is a hidden gem of classic gun smoke colored limestone cliffs. Difficult access and the remote nature of the area make this a secluded place for both single and multi-pitch rock climbing. There is an excellent mix of both bolted and naturally protected routes to choose from in the area that will provide high quality climbing for the program. The low instructor ratio will ensure a flexible agenda with personalized coaching and lots of climbing. The objective of this program is to get in as much climbing as possible from our camp in this beautiful area.

Objectives and Agenda 

Since we set up camp in the Ghost, our plan is to get as much climbing into 5 days as possible

  • Get personalized coaching in movement skills
  • Climb some great multi-pitch climbs
  • Climb sport and traditional gear routes
  • An enjoyable rock climbing holiday in a terrific climbing area
  • Camp in the fantastic Ghost Valley

Participants will be split into teams of 2 based on individual objectives and experience (teams may be changed day to day). Each team will work with their guide to establish each day's objectives. People on this program should be motivated to climb as much as possible and learn or review skills on the way.

Day 1: We will meet at the Yamnuska office in the morning and, after issuing any required equipment, we will drive the two hours into the Ghost Valley. This involves some off road driving. This will be a great day for some cragging at one of the sunny crags in the area. We set up our camp in the evening and enjoy dinner at our camp.

Day 2-4: Multi-pitch climbs will be the main objectives of these three days. Skills will be taught as needed or requested. Possible routes include Bonanza 5.8 - 6 pitches, Macadamia 5.9 - 4 pitches, The Wraith 5.10a - 8 pitches, Consolation 5.8 - 7 pitches as well as numerous other options.

Day 5: A final day of multi or single-pitch climbing before we leave the Ghost area and return to Canmore.

More climbing: Yamnuska guides and instructors are also available for private climbing after the course.