Sport Climbing

Sport Climbing

Cost: $189/person

Length: 1 days

Max Guide/client ratio: 1:4

Instructor Quals: ACMG Rock Guide

Location: Squamish 

When: Various dates - click “book now” for dates 

Clipping bolts

The simplicity of clipping bolts and trying hard, sport climbing is deservingly popular for its ease of access and athleticism. Minimal equipment, the ability to try as hard as you can, and fall safely are all common parts of the experience. Sport climbing is truly where your outdoor climbing begins, this is where you develop movement skills, build strength and gain the confidence to climb with the rope trailing below you, lead climbing. This course will teach you the fundamentals of safe sport climbing, everything from learning to lead, the techniques of catching a fall, basic anchors configurations, cleaning a route, and much more.

Cost: $189/person

Length: 1 days

Max Guide/client ratio: 1:4

Instructor Quals: ACMG Rock Guide

Location: Squamish 

When: Various dates - click “book now” for dates 

Dynamic Catches

One of the skills we want you to master is catching a fall in a dynamic way that stops the falling climber, without creating a harsh pendulum swing into the wall. Ouch! Not confidence inspiring!

Are you ready?

This course is recommended for people who have developed their indoor climbing and top rope belaying skills. It’s also beneficial if you are comfortable with moving on the rock outside on a top rope before stepping up and learning to lead climb on the "sharp end". If you would like to develop your outdoor rock climbing movement skills. See our Afternoon Summer Sessions and Climbing movement skills programs.

You will learn & Practice:

- Leading a sport climb

- How to fall

- Clipping position & clipping quickdraws

- Avoiding common mistakes

- Catching a fall dynamically 

- Sport climbing anchors 

- Cleaning the anchor efficiently and safely

- Tram cleaning a route

What’s included?

- All climbing equipment - although bring it if you got it!

- High quality instruction from an ACMG Rock climbing Guide (Expert), with 10     years of guiding experience, not an apprentice Rock guide.

- Individual service - pre course phone conversation

- Rain Day Guarantee - no guiding during the rain!!

What should I bring?

- I can supply you with sport climbing equipment. If you have your own     please bring it, it's worth getting used to your own equipment. I can     also advise you with what to buy.

- Your shiny new rope if you have one

- Belay device either Gri Gri or Tube

- Climbing shoes

- Water & food for the day


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.