Crack Climbing Performance

Crack Climbing Performance

Cost:                   $289/person

Length:               3 x 4hrs Sessions

Max Guide/client ratio:            1:4

Instructor Quals:   ACMG Rock Guide

Location:   Various Crags - Squamish 

When: 5:30 - 9:30pm Weekdays

Crack Climbing Performance

What does it take to climb harder cracks? Why do my jams always feel so insecure or strenuous? These questions will be answered in this three session series. This program is designed to increase your crack climbing performance and maximizing your afterwork climbing time, through a series of tutorials and experiential learning. To progress you need to gain “mileage” on a variety of different crack sizes, from fingers to off fingers, hand, and fist sized cracks. The program runs once per month in the summer, and each week a different location is chosen to work on a particular crack size and characteristic. You can expect a tutorial at the start of each session and continued coaching throughout the session.

Cost:                   $289/person

Length:               3 x 4hrs Sessions

Max Guide/client ratio:            1:4

Instructor Quals:   ACMG Rock Guide

Location:   Various Crags - Squamish 

When: 5:30 - 9:30pm Weekdays

While face climbing movement is fairly intuitive, crack climbing is not. Each individual jamming technique from finger locks to ring locks and hand jams need to be learned and practised.

How does the program work?

Each month we start a series of afterwork climbing sessions around Squamish. We climb from 5:30 - 9:30pm, 1 day a week for 4 weeks. Program flexibility is one of the goals, and together and before each week the group decides on an afternoon that suits everyone. One of the group members is required to arrive early each week to help me set up the climbing location. The rest of the group arrives with as little as a pair of shoes. 4 top rope climbs will be set up on arrival and the 4th rope once unused cycles to another and different climb. 


Its this course for you?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn correct crack climbing technique, to feel secure in your technique on a variety of crack climbing sizes. You may have climbed for a while without any formal training or are an experienced gym or face climber and are still fairly new to crack climbing.


FAQ

Where do we meet?

Meeting location directions will be sent to the group via email well in advance of the afternoon climbing session.


What should I bring?

  • Climbing shoes
  • Warm jacket
  • Shoes for the approach
  • Water & food for the afternoon

If you have your own please (this is not required) bring the following:

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Climbing shoes
  • Belay device

What’s included

4 x 4hr sessions of climbing

All climbing equipment required except shoes

Flexible scheduling so you can fit it all in!

Phone conversation preparation call with each participant 

Rain Day Guarantee - no guiding during the rain!!

High quality instruction from an ACMG Rock climbing Guide (Expert), not an apprentice Rock guide, with 9 years of guiding experience.

 


Do I need to sign a waiver?

All participants must read, understand, and sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement. Those under the age of 19 years must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign their waiver. Medical conditions that may affect your or other participants’ safety must be declared during the reservation process. The participation of any person in any program at any time is always subject to the discretion of OneLife Adventures and its guides. Please click on the waiver button below to read. An electronic wavier will be sent to you once your booking is complete.

WAIVER

COVID and Rock Guiding

Just like other areas of our lives, we can mitigate the spread of the virus with the use of masks. 

Masks are required when we are in close proximity for example an instruction situation or at a multi pitch station. Because we are not in a confined space and we have the benefit of fresh air and the great outdoors we can remove our masks once the 2m proximity rule has been passed. This means climbing without a mask although having it in close for when doing partner checks, for example, or any other close proximity situations occurs. Please see our extensive COVID risk management plan on the About page, in the main menu. 


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