Climbing

Start with indoor beginner climbing courses and progress to lead climbing outdoors. Our experienced instructors teach kids and adults year-round.


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Climb On Outdoors - Teens

Spend 3 days rock climbing at popular beginner routes in and around Kananaskis Country with ACMG guides. In 101, you'll have fun as you learn basic climbing skills like belaying, climbing calls and movement. In 201, you're already comfortable with the basics so you'll work on developing foot placement, hand positions and route reading. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite for 201: Climb On Outdoors 101 or equivalent. Includes: ACMG guides, all climbing equipment.

Rock-dezvous

Don't climb indoors this summer—try your skills on real rock instead. Join us for the day in 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. 17+. Prerequisite: current belay test. Includes: all required climbing equipment.

Crack and Trad

Take full advantage of the finger to chimney-sized cracks in our unique facility to get a real-to-life crack climbing experience indoors! Not only will you twist, lock, jam, squeeze and thrash ’til it hurts so good, but participants will also learn to place and assess gear.

Rescue Tips and Tricks

This 3 hour improvised rock rescue course teaches fundamental techniques that can be applied in a wide variety of situations.  Help your partner through that crux section, escape the belay or quickly descend to safety with uncomplicated solutions.
Prerequisite: Anchor Basics or equivalent

Outdoor ABC’s

This power series will give you the skills to confindently take your climbing outdoors. Start with A: Anchor Basics and learn safe, easy to remember systems, then join B: Crack and Trad to explore crack movement and gear placement, conclude with C: Rescue Tips and Tricks. This course covers all the must-know’s for single and multi-pitch rock climbing.

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.