Intro to outdoor climbing +

Intro to outdoor climbing +

Cost: $275/person

Length: 3 x 4hrs Sessions

Max Guide/client ratio: 1:6

Instructor Quals: ACMG Rock Guide

Location: Various Crags - Squamish 

When: 5:30 - 9:30pm Weekdays

Setting you up for success

This three session course teaches you the foundational skills required to start the sport of outdoor rock climbing. It's also designed to make you an asset to a climbing group, instead of relying on them. In this way you can learn from your peers while providing them with the ability to lead belay and "clean" an anchor once you have top roped the climb. Each session is a bite sized mini course, so you can digest and learn content in a manageable way. Practice your skills between sessions and come back with questions for solid skill retention. All equipment is supplied.

Cost: $275/person

Length: 3 x 4hrs Sessions

Max Guide/client ratio: 1:6

Instructor Quals: ACMG Rock Guide

Location: Various Crags - Squamish 

When: 5:30 - 9:30pm Weekdays

The right course

Most beginner courses only provide you with the basic skill to experience climbing, this means you cannot contribute to a climbing partnership or team. At this stage of your learning, it's critical to get out with other climbers that are more skilled and climb!

How does it work?

Each month we start a new series of afterwork Intro to climbing sessions around Squamish. We climb from 5:30 - 9:30pm, 1 day a week for 3 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. The demonstration and climbing ropes are set upon arrival so there is no time wasted. 

Who’s this course for?

This course is for people that want to get into the sport of climbing or for those that are fairly new to climbing and would like to learn safe climbing practices and extend their knowledge to become a more valued climbing partner. 

You will learn:

- Top Rope & lead belaying skills.

- Common climbing anchor configurations

- How to “clean” an anchor from the top of a climb while on belay.

- Basic climbing movement theory & lots of experiential climbing

- How to repel with a backup prussic

- General crag hazard recognition and mitigation 

- Top rope setup 

- A few key knots 


What’s included?

3 x 4hr sessions, each focusing on a different skill set

All climbing equipment required except shoes

Flexible scheduling so you can fit it all in!

Phone conversation with each participant prior to course start 

Rain Day Guarantee - no guiding during the rain!!

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

What’s not included

Climbing shoes

Transportation to crag location

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

Where do we meet?

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

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. 

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.