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 help organize for you. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is extra. Gratuities not included.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Is it for you?
You need to be an active gym climber, familiar with top-rope belay systems.
The Canadian Rockies offer a lifetime of incredible climbing opportunities. While these days most of us learn to rock climb at indoor gyms, the real challenge and spirit of the sport still resides on the cliff sides and local crags of the great outdoors! Climbing inside allows most people to gain advanced movement skills far more quickly than used to be the case outdoors. Despite these skills however, the gym remains a controlled environment with minimal risk. Once we step onto outdoor rock the rules of the game change, especially if we'd like to progress onto traditional gear routes. To stay safe and have fun we need to revisit our safety systems and learn to apply them in a natural rock environment. This is the objective of our Rock Transitions course.
Outdoor climbing allows us to push movement, attitude and approach in a much less forgiving yet much more exhilarating arena. This program will deal with the hard skills needed for safe sport climbing: belay positioning, protection and tactics, safe "switch-overs", route cleaning and lead climbing skills. The program will also address aspects of risk and hazard evaluation, route identification and visualization of move sequences when holds are not readily apparent and have to be assessed as you climb. By the end of the weekend you will be able to set up protection on outdoor routes, evaluate potential safety hazards, and learn about some of the amazing areas for climbing in the Rockies! Come out and take your climbing to the next level!