Trad. Lead Climb

Trad. Lead Climb

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 options

Beyond bolts

Trad. climbing brings a certain element of discovery and adventure that sport climbing does not. Each person engineers their own protection system, as they move up the rock. This course teaches you the fundamentals of safe traditional lead climbing. The morning is spent placing gear and discussing what constitutes "bomber" gear placements. We build traditional anchors and discuss lead climbing strategies. The rest of the day is spent practicing lead climbing on top rope and progressing to removal of the top rope for closely supervised leads.

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 options

Shiny Jangles

If you like collecting well-engineered, cool shiny things, this is definitely for you, I know I do.

Are you ready?

This course is recommended for proficient sport lead climbers with crack climbing skills. 

In my experience of teaching many traditional lead climb courses, those that have the most success are individuals that are confident leading on the relatively straightforward protection system of sport climbing and know how to jam. Building your skills pyramid with solid leading and crack climbing moving skills means the task of traditional placement and leading strategies becomes relatively straight forward.

If you feel uncertain about your jamming skills I strongly recommend the Crack Climbing Performance course, it will teach you solid jamming techniques and make lead climbing feel fun not terrifying.

The details

You will Learn:

- Trad. Gear Placement

- Trad anchor building & configurations

- Trad. lead climbing protection strategies 

- Rope drag management

- Lead belay techniques for trad. climbing 

- Common mistakes that cause accidents

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 traditional 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 and what not to buy, for example    hexes...please don’t buy hexes!! Cams are far more superior!

- Your shiny new rope if you have one

- Belay/rappel device

- Anchor building slings and cord

- 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.