This outdoor rock climbing course is designed to teach the fundamentals of rock climbing to beginner climbers. Those who participate in this course will learn how to put on a harness, the purpose of the climbing rope, how to tie in, how to belay your partner, and more. The course will take place outdoors on natural rock and will require hands-on participation.
This program is designed for advanced climbers who want to learn how to lead traditional single pitch rock climbing routes. Participants need to be able to climb 5.7 sport routes and have an established understanding of anchor systems and fundamental climbing techniques. This outdoor rock climbing course typically begins at the start of a weekend and takes two days to complete. The course will be instructed by an ACMG Mountain Guide, with a 4:1 ratio of participants to guide. Some objectives of this program include learning to place running belay anchor points using traditional removable protection, learning full factor mechanics, and constructing anchors using removable and fixed-point protection.
The rope rescue skills program is designed to teach intermediate and advanced level climbers about mitigating the risk that is inherent to outdoor rock climbing. It is a two-day course and is taught using standard ACMG improvised rope rescue techniques. Weather permitting, the course will take place at Banff National Park and will be taught in groups of four participants to one guide.
I contacted Paddy at CanRock Mountain Guides for a two day Trad Rock 101 course. I received quality instruction along with a safe and super fun climbing experience.
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