Intro Rock Weekends

This course is the perfect way to get introduced to the sport of rock climbing in a fun and safe manner. A professional guide will teach you what you need to know and help you have a great time on this two day adventure! 

Rock climbing above Grassi Lakes on a beginner class

DATES 2024:

  • June 8-9th (4 spots left)
  • Aug 24-25th (6 spots left)
  • Sep 7-8th (6 spots left)

COST: $345 + GST per person

Max Group Size: 6

Prerequisites: Just enthusiasm!  No prior climbing experience is required.

Meeting Place & Time: Canmore area at 7:30am.

Book your spot:  Please contact us at to get signed up!  You can join as an individual or as a group of up to six 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.  

Beginner rock climbing course in Canmore & Kananaskis
Rock climbing class near Banff & Canmore Alberta


Day 1 – After driving to a nearby crag, we spend the day learning the basics of safety, equipment use, belaying and of course climbing! Throughout the day all participants will have the chance to do lots and lots of climbing with guidance and instruction throughout.

Day 2 – We will spend the second day at a different climbing area and continue to improve your climbing technique and skills.  There will be the opportunity to try rappelling down a rope as well!

Optional 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 a discounted rate of $500 for 1 person, $275 each for 2 people. Please request this option in advance. See the rock page for more information on guided ascents.

Gear List

Use of all climbing gear is provided free of charge. However, if you have any of your own gear feel free to use it!  If you have any questions about purchasing your own gear please email us at anytime for suggestions.

  • Small Pack (20 + litres) – available for loan
  • Harness – provided
  • Helmet – provided
  • Rock shoes – provided
  • Belay device – provided
  • Warm sweater or jacket
  • Wind/rain Jacket
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch
rock climbing group lesson in the Canadian Rockies