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$895 CDN covers guiding, instruction and use of technical gear. Accommodation and meals are not included but low cost, easy options exist. 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 5.7 and have a very good level of fitness.

Hot Rock

One of our most adventurous climbing programs will see you seconding some of the most picturesque and towering multi-pitch routes that can be found in the Canadian Rockies. The limitless sport and long multi-pitch routes combined with low instructor ratios will ensure you'll get totally pumped. We approach this program as a rock climbing safari. A flexible agenda, personalized coaching and lots of climbing make this program a rock climber's dream trip.

Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise have an abundance of varied and challenging climbing ranging from limestone sport crags to fabulous quartzite and long multi-pitch routes. The objective of this program is to get out and climb it all! 

You will be climbing the best routes in the Rockies.

Objectives and Agenda

Our objective is to get you as much climbing into 3 days as possible.  The itinerary is based on your climbing abilities and personal objectives.

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. Most people taking the program are looking not only to climb but also learn or update their skills.

Day 1 and Subsequent Days: After discussing our personal objectives the group will head out climbing.  Each day's program will be tailored to each individual participant's objective which may include:

  • Get personalized coaching in movement skills
  • Do some great multi-pitch climbs
  • Climb sport and traditional gear routes
  • Revise and learn anchors, gear placements
  • Enjoy a rock climbing holiday in a terrific climbing area

These are all valid participant objectives for this program. With a 1:2 guide ratio we can maintain a high level of flexibility for both learning and climbing objectives.

There are many different areas easily accessible from Canmore.  We have indepth knowledge of the best climbing routes but please feel free to research routes and bring your objectives to the program.

With the exception of Lake Louise, which has beautiful firm quartzite, most climbing is on limestone.

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