Intro to Trad Climbing

Types: Climbing, Summer

Intro to Trad Climbing

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

Next Course:
Leaving Jul 27 2024 from $199.00

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.

Waiver & Risk Management:

As you know, outdoor activities involve numerous hazards including, but not limited to, avalanches, crevasses, rockfall, slips and falls, equipment failure, poor weather, etc. And while we do our best to anticipate and mitigate these hazards we cannot completely eliminate them. So, as with anything fun, you will be required to sign our Participant Release to take part in one of our courses or trips.

Custom Dates Available

Just let us know what dates will work for you and we will put together a custom package.

July 27th, 2024

6 spots remaining
Group Size6 persons
Quantity: $199.00

August 10th, 2024

6 spots remaining
Group Size6 persons
Quantity: $199.00

Fine Print:

Intro to Trad Climbing


  • Learn trad gear types and placement
  • Build trad anchors
  • Review racking & leading
  • Strategize gear use
Types Climbing, Summer
Season May through September
Next Course Jul 27 2024
Prices From $199.00

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)