Mixed Climbing Course

Mixed climbing has exploded in popularity over the last few years and this course is a great way to learn the skills to enjoy this style of winter climbing!

Mixed climbing lessons at Haffner Creek

DATES 2024/25:

  • Nov 23-24th, 2024 (4 spots left)
  • Jan 25-26th, 2025 (4 spots left)
  • Mar 8-9th, 2025 (4 spots left)

COST: $425 + GST per person

Max Group Size: 4

Prerequisites: At least a couple days of ice climbing experience. Rock climbing experience really helps as well! Participants should also be familiar with basic climbing skills such as belaying and expect the climbing to be strenuous on the arms & upper body. 

Meeting Place & Time: Canmore at 7:00am

Book your spot: Please contact us at info@cdnalpine.com to get signed up!  You can join as an individual or as a group of up to 4 people.  A non-refundable deposit of $100 + GST is required to book your spot, with the remainder due 4 weeks prior to the start of the course.  Invoices will be provided with options for etransfer, credit card and PayPal.  Reading and completing a Waiver form is required to participate in all courses or trips.  A copy of the Waiver will be provided to you before booking and can also be downloaded here: CRAG Waiver Form.  Before booking you must acknowledge that you have read & agree to the Waiver form.  

Mixed climbing and drytooling course
Learn to mixed climb with a guide


Days 1 & 2 – An awesome two days of drytooling and mixed climbing in the Bow Valley! We will practice movement skills, clipping and dealing with gear, leading techniques, safety considerations and of course do tons of climbing! Because the group size is so small it is not necessary for everyone on the course to be at the exact same skill level, we will choose venues that have a variety of difficulties of climbs. The November dates may be drytooling both days since the routes with ice aren’t always formed.  Using ice tools & crampons on the rock is the main focus anyways so it doesn’t much change what skills we learn.

Optional Day 3 – Multipitch Ascent: Course participants can add on a discounted day of multipitch ice or mixed climbing in groups of 1 or 2 people. $550 for 1 person or $300 each for 2 people. There would be an additional fee for really long routes such as those on the Coire Dubh Wall. Please request this option in advance. See the ice page for more information on guided ascents.

Gear List

All technical equipment is provided free of charge except for boots. However, if you have any of your own climbing gear, feel free to use it! If you are unable to locate any of these items or have any questions feel free to contact us at any time for assistance.

  • Ice Climbing Boots – can easily be rented in Canmore at GearUp Sports
  • Small Pack (about 30 litres) – available for loan
  • Crampons – provided
  • Ice axes – provided
  • Harness – provided
  • Helmet – provided
  • Belay Device – provided
  • Sweater/Fleece
  • Winter Jacket or Goretex/Softshell Jacket
  • Winter Pants or Goretex/Softshell Pants
  • Long Underwear
  • Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Toque
  • Water Bottle/Thermos
  • Lunch
Guided mixed climbing class