Trad. lead climbing & Multi Pitch

Trad. lead climbing & Multi Pitch

Cost: $449/person

Length: 2 days

Max Guide/client ratio: 1:2

Instructor Quals: ACMG Rock Guide

Location: Squamish 

When: Various dates - click book to view 

Beyond Sport Climbing...

Learn the fundamentals of safe traditional lead climbing and multi pitch climbing in this low ratio course. With only two clients per instructor, it provides extensive individual practice. Day one focuses on traditional gear protection placement and strategies, and a mock lead to real lead transition system. Day two starts with learning efficient, and full proof multi pitch climbing systems, and finishes off with a short multi pitch climb to actualize these skills in the real environment. This is an ambitious course that achieves results because of its low ratio and amount of directly supervised practice.

Cost: $449/person

Length: 2 days

Max Guide/client ratio: 1:2

Instructor Quals: ACMG Rock Guide

Location: Squamish 

When: Various dates - click book to view 

The Gateway...

Let the adventure begin - this is the gateway drug to more adventures on long traditionally protected routes in the mountains. The shackles of bolts are off and the mountains await you.

Is this for you?

This course is for proficient sport lead climbers who have crack climbing movement skills.

In my experience of teaching many traditional lead climb courses, most individuals don’t have enough lead climbing experience on the relatively straightforward protection of sport climbing. 

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.  No multi pitch experience is necessary. 

You will learn

Trad. Lead climbing

- Trad. Gear Placement.

- Trad. lead climbing protection strategies.

-Trad. anchor building and configurations.

Multi Pitch Systems

- A fool proof multi pitch climbing & repelling system, focusing on:

- Team efficiency.

- Top down belay and station management.

- Belay options to protect the belayer when climber weight difference is    significant.

- Fall factors understanding and force management.

- Rappel rope management & controls.

- Rappel back ups,  individual & partner.

- Improvised retreat.


What's Included?

2 day of instruction and supervised practice

Lowest ratio of course type offered: 2:1

Traditional climbing equipment if required

Individual service - pre course phone conversation

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.

What should I bring?

  • Water & food for the day
  • Traditional climbing equipment if you have it, it’s always good to get used to your own equipment.
  • Belay/rappel device with guides mode
  • I will supply a variety of anchor building and multi pitch equipment
  • Bullet pack for multi pitch 
  • Regular climbing stuffs 

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.


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.