Squamish Rock Climbing is famous for a 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.
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
Optional Items *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participate
Group Gear Provided By PGS
Learn how to place gear for rock climbing the right way--from the ground up. Sport climbing is one thing, placing gear on lead is another. Take on the knowledge and experience of our professional guides to enter into trad climbing safely!
The objective of this intermediate level rock climbing course is to give the course participant the necessary skills and judgment to comfortably lead sport routes at their desired level of difficulty.