Squamish Trad-Rock Climbing Course

Squamish Rock Climbing is famous for good reason. The walls of Stawamus Chief Mountain boast some of the best granite climbing in Canada, featuring anything from confidence inspiring single pitch sport routes to enormous multi-pitch crack routes. Our 3-day rock climbing course in Squamish is designed to introduce you to the craft of multi-pitch climbing using traditional gear.

See full description below
$850.00
Difficulty rating and Skill requirements
Very good physical condition and some prior lead climbing experience in a sport climbing environment.
  • Category: Rock
  • Type: Instructional
  • Ratio: 2:1,4:2

* Required Fields

Squamish Rock Climbing is famous for good reason. The walls of Stawamus Chief Mountain boast some of the best granite climbing in Canada, featuring anything from confidence inspiring single pitch sport routes to enormous multi-pitch crack routes. Our 3-day Rock Climbing Course in Squamish is designed to introduce you to the craft of multi-pitch climbing using traditional gear. 


Course Itinerary: 
Day 1: We will spend the day near the town bluffs and re-familiarize ourselves with the principles of lead climbing in a sport climbing environment. We will spend the night in the local campground or a hotel of your choice (not included in the trip).


Day 2: A very careful and systematic approach to leading, anchor building and lead swapping will be the main topics of this day along with tips for further improvement to rack limbing technique.


Day 3: Our instruction will culminate in climbing of one of the classic multi-pitch routes in this fantastic  area. Depending on the mood and or skill of the participants, we could be climbing the classic "Diedre" (5.7, 7 pitches) or even the "Angel's Crest (5.10, 14 pitches)

Trad Rock Equipment List
 Clothing


  • T Shirt - midweight or lightweight

  • Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece, Jacket - only one of these is necessary

  • Comfortable Pants to Climb In 

  • Shorts - if weather permits; longer shorts are better

  • Warm Hat

  • Sun Hat - baseball type or visor


 Personal Gear


  • Pack – 25 to 30 liter for approach and a smaller rock climbing pack for a multi-pitch route

  • Approach shoes

  • Rock Shoes - comfortable for all day climbing

  • Chalk Bag

  • Chalk

  • Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters

  • Sack Lunch

  • Snacks for the day

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen - SPF 25+, waterproof

  • Lip Balm - SPF 15+

  • Car camping gear if we decide to car camp (sleeping bag and pad)

  • Athletic tap or crack climbing gloves


Technical Gear


  • Climbing Helmet - UIAA approved only

  • Climbing Harness

  • Belay Device - any type

  • Locking Biners (3) - (1) large HMS style and (2) regular lockers

  • Non-Locking Biners (4) - any type, we prefer wire gates

  • Daisy Chain - nylon or spectra

  • Cordelette (1) - 7 mm diameter, 18 to 24 feet in length

  • Sewn Slings (2) - 1 single, 1 double


Optional Items *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participate


  • Any Trad Gear - cams, nuts, hexes, etc.

  • Belay Gloves

  • Note Pad and Pencil - Rite-in-the-Rain brand waterproof notebook works


 Group Gear Provided By PGS


  • Technical Group Gear (Ropes and Trad gear)

  • Group 1st Aid Kit

  • Tents, Stoves and fuel if needed