Start with indoor beginner climbing courses and progress to lead climbing outdoors. Lessons available for kids and adults year-round.

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Climb On Outdoors: Teen Programs

We have two levels of teen outdoor climbing programs this summer.
101 spends the first day inside on the climbing and bouldering walls learning the basics.  On the last 2 days, you will climb popular beginner routes in and around Kananaskis Country.
201 spends all three days in the mountains rock climbing.
Both programs are instructed by ACMG guides.

Please see speicifc programs for prerequisites. 


Dont climb indoors this summer-  try your skills on real rock instead with this unique program that takes the gym experience outdoors! Meet other climbers and get beta from our experienced instructors to learn about or improve on outdoor climbing techniques.  All skills levels welcome.
Prerequisite: Current Belay test

Intro To Crack Climbing

Have aspirations to climb in Squamish, the Bugaboos or Yosemite? Our unique wall has all the finger cracks, to off-widths and chimneys that you will need to know how to send before tackling the climbing destinations of the world. In this 3-hour class, you'll learn to twist, lock, jam, squeeze and thrash 'til it hurts so good. Prerequisite: belay test. Includes: instructor, climbing equipment, shoes, athletic tape.

Rock Rescue and Hauling Systems

Stuff happens—be prepared!
Learn how to help out a fallen/injured/tired/panicked climber. The skills learned in this course have a wide variety of applications that can help you get out of a tight spot. Topics include tying off the belay, raising and lowering a person/load, counter balance rappels, ascending a rope, and more.

Prerequisite: belay test.

Yosemite Series

Do you fantasize about long, hard technical climbs? This 6 week series will help you attain all of the skills you need to take on your biggest objectives. Each class focuses on a different skill set such as; anchor building, rope rescue and hauling systems, gear placement, and even aid climbing.  As the focus is on the technical side of climbing, you should already feel confident with basic rope techniques and movement.  

Custom Outdoor Climbing - Schools

Let us take you outside! Our experienced certified guides will provide a fun safe day out in the mountains. We will work with you to set up a program that will meet your goals for the day.

Scouts Canada Groups

Bring your Beavers, Cubs, or Scouts group climbing here with us at the U of C climbing centre. We have specialized pricing and programming in place for each age group designed with the learning needs and age considerations of each level in mind. If that doesn't work for you, let us know and we can try something else!

Multi-Pitch Monday (Ice)

Extend your Ice Climbing Weekend and go a little higher. Learn multi-pitch techniques and climb with our ACMG certified climbing guides in a low participant to instructor ratio of 2:1. 16 years and up. Prerequisite: must have completed an Ice Climbing Weekend or equivalent this year. Includes: ACMG guide, use of technical equipment.

Multi-Pitch Mondays

This program has a 1:2 instructor to participant ratio, and the group will be divided into compatible teams to climb a suitable ‘multi-pitch’ (several rope lengths) route in the Bow Valley, Kananaskis or Canmore area with an ACMG guide.