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Trad Course Blog posting:
If you want to learn how to lead traditional gear protected rock
climbs, this course is designed for you! Very small group sizes (max 4)
allows us to provide personalized
instruction that matches your skill and ambition level and provides a
highly enjoyable weekend for all. During the course everyone will have
lots of opportunities to lead trad climbs ranging from 5.3 to as hard
as you like!
Maximum Group Size: 4
& Time: 8:00am in
Canmore (details will be sent out upon registration)
Available May - October for groups of 1 to 20. Inquire for pricing.
Must have prior outdoor rock climbing experience including leading bolt
protected sport climbs. If you have no lead climbing experience,
consider taking our Sport
Climbing Course to get you
- A non-refundable
deposit of $100 is required to book your spot on this course. E-mail us
and we will provide you with an electronic invoice which can be paid
online, easily and securely, using a credit card or PayPal account.
Alternately, mail us a cheque for $100. (Canadian Rockies Alpine
Guides, Box 40087, Canmore, AB, T1W 3H9)
- Remainder is due
2 weeks before course and can be paid using the same methods.
Day 1 & 2
- On this course your guide will strive to provide each participant
with instruction that is most relevant to his or her skill level.
Therefore, it is impossible to provide an exact agenda, but there will
be 2 full days of climbing in the Canmore, Banff & Lake Louise
area. Emphasis will be on proper placement of nuts & cams,
anchor building, natural anchors, and other trad climbing
considerations. Topics such as multipitch skills, basic self-rescue,
and use of pitons can also be practiced.
Day 3 - Multipitch Ascent:
Course participants can add on a day of multipitch climbing in groups
of 1 or 2 people. On the day after the course, this is offered at the
discounted rate of $450 for 1 person, $225 each for 2 people. Please
request this option in advance. See the[rock]
page for more information on guided ascents.
Group gear such as ropes, carabiners, and cams will be provided by
Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides. Use of all personal climbing gear can
also be provided at no extra charge.
- Small Pack (20 +
litres) - available for loan
- Rock Climbing
Shoes - available for loan
- Harness - available
- Helmet - available
- Hiking shoes or
- Warm sweater or
- Rain Jacket
- Water Bottle