Intro to Trad Climbing

Types: Climbing, Summer

Intro to Trad Climbing

An introductory course on traditional lead climbing or “trad climbing”

Next Course:
Leaving May 23 2021 from $149.00

Intro to Trad Climbing

Trad climbing is a step up in both complexity and consequence from sport climbing, but it’s also exceptionally rewarding and liberating. Taught by ACMG certified guides, this course focuses on giving you a strong foundation in trad climbing to allow you to really get the most of out the amazing rock we have here in Squamish and fast track your progression into areas like the Bugaboos and beyond.

We will cover everything from nuts and cam placements to trad anchor building and strategies for racking and planning a climb. Designed for climbers that want to safely develop their climbing skills and push past the boundaries of bolts. Join us this summer and make the most out of the climbing options in the Sea-to-Sky.

Upcoming Courses:

May 23 2021

1 Day
Group Size6
  • Per person: $149.00

Fine Print:

  • A $50 deposit is due upon booking
  • The final payment due 15 days prior to the trip
  • Trips subject to 5% GST
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Poliies
  • Participants will be required to sign a Waiver
Intro to Trad Climbing
Select a Course Date:


  • Learn trad gear types and placement
  • Build trad anchors
  • Review racking & leading
  • Strategize gear use
Types Climbing, Summer
Season May through September
Next Course May 23 2021
Prices From $149.00

What's Included

  • ACMG/IFMGA Certified Guide/Instructor
  • Group technical equipment (ropes, rock pro, etc.)
  • Group safety & emergency response equipment
  • Insurance & Permits

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to/from meeting points
  • Meals and accommodation
  • Trip cancellation, travel and medical insurance


  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Headlamp
  • Water Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Camera
  • Small Pack
  • Lunch


  • Light Shirt – Cotton for warm weather, synthetic for multi-pith or cool weather
  • Climbing Pants – Loose fitting, cotton for warm weather, synthetic for multi-pitch or cold
  • Mid-weight Jacket – synthetic fill or down
  • Waterproof breathable / windproof jacket
  • Sun Hat
  • Toque – Wool or Synthetic
  • Light Gloves – Wool, synthetic or leather


  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Belay Device
  • Locking Carabiner x 4
  • Double Length Sling x 1
  • Nut Tool
  • Chalk Bag
  • Rock Shoes
  • Approach Shoes
  • Crack Climbing Gloves (Optional)