Rock Climbing Banff & Rock Climbing Canmore

Experience rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies and be rewarded with a truly amazing experience! Our professionally certified ACMG guides are ecstatic to work with you, show you the ropes, and help you feel the thrill of real rock climbing. Whether you are looking to learn about climbing, tackle a new route on your tick-list, or just try rock climbing for the first time, look no further, we’re here for you! We offer a variety of climbing course and experiential trips to fill all our guests’ needs; from beginners to experienced climbers. Below is a list of our rock climbing programs and courses.

Intro Rock Teaser

Half Day Experience

A great opportunity to experience rock climbing if you do not have a lot of time. 4 hours of FUN! Perfect for the busy vacationer and business professional.

Location

Rundle Rock (Banff)

Dates

May 1 – Nov 15 | Upon Request

Equipment Included

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$350 + GST for a 1:1 ratio; each additional participant is $75/person

Full Day Rock Fun

Full Day Experience

Great for families, friends, and corporate team building; any day of the week. Similar to the Intro Rock Teaser but with a better bang for your buck!

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

May 1 – Nov 15 I Upon Request

Equipment Included

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$475 + GST for a 1:1 ratio; each additional participant is $75/person

Rock Climbing Course 1

Rock Intro – Beginner Level

Spend 2 days learning the basics on how to outdoor rock climb, build bolted anchors, rappel, and much more! Great refresher course to start the season!

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

May 23-24, Jun 8-9, Jul 6-7, Aug 15-16

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$350 + GST for this 2 day course. Minimum of 4 participants required
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment Intro/Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Knots, Belaying, Communication

  • Climbing Technique Session

  • Climbing w/ Direct Feedback

  • Anchor Building w/ Bolts

  • How to Clean Bolted Anchors

  • Rappelling

  • System Check Process

  • Guidebook Use

  • Lots of Climbing and Fun!

  • Rock Progression (ie. Rock 2)

Rock Climbing Course 2

Sport Lead Climbing – Intermediate Level

Take your climbing to new heights while learning the intricacies of how to become a responsible sport climber. This 2 days course is the perfect way to start the summer off and strengthen your skills. Expand your experience with the Draft Monday option available during checkout.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

May 25-26, Jun 8-9, Jul 27-28, Aug 17-18

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$350 + GST for this 2 day course. Minimum of 4 participants required
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment & Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Knots, Belaying, Communication​

  • Building & Cleaning Anchors

  • Rappelling

  • Clipping quickdraws

  • New Belay Techniques

  • Lots of Mock Leading 

  • Catching Lead Falls

  • Backing Off Routes

  • Lead Climber Mindset Discussion

  • Rock Progression (ie. Rock 3)

  • And More!

Rock Climbing Course 3

Trad Rock – Intermediate to Advanced Level

Broaden your skills and learn how to place traditional (Trad) gear. TRAD IS RAD! Expand your experience with the Draft Monday option available during checkout.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

Jun 1, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 19

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$175 + GST for this 1 day course. Minimum of 4 participants required
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment & Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Knots, Belaying, Communication​

  • How to Place Trad Gear

  • Trad Placement Practice & Assessment

  • Racking and Route Strategy

  • Building Trad Anchors

  • Ropes and Runner Strategy

  • New Belay Techniques

  • Mock Leading Trad Routes

  • Backing Off Routes

  • Rock Progression (ie. Rock 4)

  • And More!

Rock Climbing Course 4

Multi-Pitch Climbing – Intermediate to Advanced Level

Spend 2 days learning the skills required to be a solid multi-pitch rock climber. Expand your experience with the Draft Monday option available during checkout.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

Jun 22-23

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

$400.00 + GST for this 2 day course. Minimum of 4 participants required

What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment & Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Knots & Hitches

  • Multi-Pitch Communication​

  • Building Modern Multi-Pitch Specific Anchors 

  • Rope Management Strategies and Systems

  • Multi-Pitch Lead Strategies
  • Rescue Scenarios (Escaping Belay, Raise, Lower)

  • Ropes and Runner Strategy

  • Protecting Traverses

  • Mock Leading Trad Routes

  • Backing Off Routes

  • Technical Descents (Rappel) & Lanyards

  • And More…

Custom Course

Custom Climbing – All Levels

We can develop custom courses to fit your specific requests.​

Just Ask ?

Location

We can accomodate your requests.

Clothing

Please dress appropriately to spend extended hours outside

Equipment Included

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, & belay device

Cost

TBD
  • You request the specific topics and we’ll work with you to make sure your requests are done safely and in a professional manner. Have a look through our Rock 1-4 programs for suggested topics.

Booking Information

Prior to booking any of our courses please review our Booking InfoAll guests must read, understand, & sign our ACMG Waiver. We will provide a copy for you to sign before each trip or course. We can accommodate equipment needs as requested. Equipment rental is not included in the course costs. Rock Climbing Course 1 – 4 are on the dates found below. The Intro To Rock Teaser, Full Day Rock Fun, and Custom Courses dates are all booked upon request. If you have any question please check out our FAQ and don’t hesitate to Contact Us

*Receive 10% off when you book the Full Rock Progression (Rock 1 – Rock 4) OR book with a group of 4 or more!

GET IN TOUCH!

Thank you for visiting our site and taking the to time to send us a message. We looking forward to planning our next adventuring together!

(403) 679-9665

info@ridgelineguiding.com

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

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