Rock Climbing Banff & Rock Climbing Canmore

Experience rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies and be rewarded with a truly amazing experience! Our professionally certified ACMG guides are ecstatic to work with you, show you the ropes, and help you feel the thrill of real rock climbing. Whether you are looking to learn about climbing, tackle a new route on your tick-list, or just try rock climbing for the first time, look no further, we’re here for you! We offer a variety of climbing course and experiential trips to fill all our guests’ needs; from beginners to experienced climbers. Below is a list of our rock climbing programs and courses.

Intro Rock Teaser

Half Day Experience

A great opportunity to experience rock climbing if you do not have a lot of time. 4 hours of FUN! Perfect for the busy vacationer and business professional.

Location

Rundle Rock (Banff)

Dates

May 1 – Oct 31 | Upon Request

Equipment Included

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$450 + GST for a 1:1 ratio; each additional participant is $100/person

Full Day Rock Fun

Full Day Experience

Great for families, friends, and corporate team building; any day of the week. Similar to the Intro Rock Teaser but with a better bang for your buck!

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

May 1 – Oct 31 I Upon Request

Equipment Included

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$600 + GST for a 1:1 ratio; each additional participant is $100/person

Ultimate Rock Week

5 Days of Training

Skip a week of work and spend it rock climbing! This Ultimate Rock Week program is jam packed with everything to get you moving in the right direction- UP! UP! And UP! We’ll focus on many very important topics like: anchors, sport lead climbing, trad rock climbing, rock rescue, and of course multi-pitch climbing. Set your summer up right and sign up for this amazing week of rock climbing!

Location

Bow Valley based.

Dates

2024: May 6-10, Jun 17-21, Jul 22-26

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, belay device, etc.

Cost

$1095 + GST for this 5 day course.
What You’ll Learn
  • Everything Anchors

  • Lead Climbing Strategies

  • Trad Climbing & Placement

  • Rock Rescue Training

  • Multi-Pitch Techniques & Efficiencies

  • And More!

Rock Climbing Course 1

Rock Intro – Beginner Level

Spend 2 days learning the basics on how to outdoor rock climb, build bolted anchors, rappel, and much more! Great refresher course to start the season!

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

2024: May 4-5, Jul 13-14

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$425 + GST for this 2 day course.
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment Intro/Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Knots, Belaying, Communication

  • Climbing Technique Session

  • Climbing w/ Direct Feedback

  • Anchor Building w/ Bolts

  • How to Clean Bolted Anchors

  • Rappelling

  • System Check Process

  • Guidebook Use

  • Lots of Climbing and Fun!

  • Rock Progression (ie. Rock 2)

Rock Climbing Course 2

Sport Lead Climbing – Intermediate Level

Take your climbing to new heights while learning the intricacies of how to become a responsible sport climber. This 2 days course is the perfect way to start the summer off and strengthen your skills. Expand your experience with the Draft Monday option available during checkout.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

2024: June 22-23

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$425 + GST for this 2 day course.
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment & Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Knots, Belaying, Communication​

  • Building & Cleaning Anchors

  • Rappelling

  • Clipping quickdraws

  • New Belay Techniques

  • Lots of Mock Leading 

  • Catching Lead Falls

  • Backing Off Routes

  • Lead Climber Mindset Discussion

  • Rock Progression (ie. Rock 3)

  • And More!

Rock Climbing Course 3

Trad Rock – Intermediate to Advanced Level

Broaden your skills and learn how to place traditional (Trad) gear. TRAD IS RAD! Expand your experience with the Draft Monday option available during checkout.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

2024: May 11, Jun 8, Jul 20

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$225 + GST for this 1 day course.
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment & Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Knots, Belaying, Communication​

  • How to Place Trad Gear

  • Trad Placement Practice & Assessment

  • Racking and Route Strategy

  • Building Trad Anchors

  • Ropes and Runner Strategy

  • New Belay Techniques

  • Mock Leading Trad Routes

  • Backing Off Routes

  • Rock Progression (ie. Rock 4)

  • And More!

Rock Climbing Course 4

Multi-Pitch Climbing – Intermediate to Advanced Level

Spend 2 days learning the skills required to be a solid multi-pitch rock climber. Expand your experience with the Draft Monday option available during checkout.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

Available Upon Request

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$850 + GST. *Price based on lower 2:1ratios. 

What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment & Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Knots & Hitches

  • Multi-Pitch Communication​

  • Building Modern Multi-Pitch Specific Anchors 

  • Rope Management Strategies and Systems

  • Multi-Pitch Lead Strategies
  • Rescue Scenarios (Escaping Belay, Raise, Lower)

  • Ropes and Runner Strategy

  • Protecting Traverses

  • Mock Leading Trad Routes

  • Backing Off Routes

  • Technical Descents (Rappel) & Lanyards

  • And More…

Improvised Rescue - Rock & Ice

Training For The Vertical World

Spend 2 days learning your basic and advanced improvised rescue skills for the vertical terrain. These are essential skills if you carry a rope into the mountains.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

2024: May 13-14, May 27-28

Rental Equipment

Backpack, helmet, harness, rescue kit (carabiners, slings, cordage)

Cost

$425 + GST for this 2 day course.

What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols
  • Knots & Hitches
  • Material Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Forces & Loads Discussion
  • Anchor Refresher
  • Rescue Progression
  • Belay Methods (Pros/Cons)
  • Escaping the Belay
  • Raising & Lowering
  • Adding Mechanical Advantage
  • Rope Ascent
  • Counter-Balance Rappel
  • Rescue Based Scenario Practice
  • Rescue Demonstrations
  • Rescuing Another Team’s Leader
  • Rope Ascent/Descent w/ Knot Pass
  • Extended Lowers w/ Knot Pass
  • Traverse Rescue Discussions
  • And More!

Custom Course

Custom Climbing – All Levels

We can develop custom courses to fit your specific requests.​

Just Ask ?

Location

We can accomodate your requests.

Dates

Upon Request I Availability

Equipment Included

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

TBD
  • You request the specific topics and we’ll work with you to make sure your requests are done safely and in a professional manner. Have a look through our Rock 1-4 programs for suggested topics.

Booking Information

Prior to booking any of our courses please review our Booking InfoAll guests must read, understand, & sign our ACMG Waiver. We will provide a copy for you to sign before each trip or course. We can accommodate equipment needs as requested. Equipment rental is not included in the course costs. Rock Climbing Course 1 – 4 are on the dates found above. The Intro To Rock Teaser, Full Day Rock Fun, and Custom Courses dates are all booked upon request. If you have any question please check out our FAQ and don’t hesitate to Contact Us.