TRAD AND MULTI-PITCH COURSE

Two Day Technical Climbing Course

Our trad climbing course in Revelstoke refines technical systems for lead climbing and mult-pitch traditional and sport climbing. This two-day program is custom designed to develop your skills using modern techniques and tactics to maximize your climbing potential.

multi-pitch bolt

During our two day trad climbing workshop, we will introduce and apply technical rope systems used to safely manage multi-pitch traditional and bolt protected climbs.

Each skill and technique will be introduced and practiced in a classroom or ground school format, before applying them in applicable terrain with coaching and feedback from an IFMGA Mountain Guide at our guide developed climbing site at Echo Bay.

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We can happily accommodate private groups or individuals with specific curriculum goals. More advanced skills or professional level programs can be custom built on request.

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Course Itinerary

Day 1

Course overview and introductions, learning and curriculum goals. Discussion and review of equipment for multi-pitch climbing. Review of Knots and Hitches and Materials.

Transfer to our guide developed Climbing Tenure at Echo Bay.

The Rock Skills and Techniques afternoon session will include instruction practice and coaching on technical skills for use in the high mountain environment. We’ll cover rock anchors and Rock Protection Systems, Top Belays and Guide Mode Devices, Belaying the Second in Caterpillar Style, Lowering and Rappelling, Belay station management, Instructor Demo 3 pitch Trad Climb, Multi-pitch rappelling

Day 2

Field Location: Victor Lake Wall, Waterworld, Lauretta Slabs or Echo Wall. We’ll focus on application and instruction on a multi-pitch climb that will incorporate many of the new skills that were learned on day 1.

Our session will include a Multi-Pitch Instructor Demo/Shared Lead, Belaying Two Followers at Once (parallel rope technique), Advanced Rope and Station Management, Multi-pitch Cllmbs led by participants.

What’s Included

  • two days of private instruction led by IFMGA Guides
  • group transportation
  • use of all group equipment
  • any required national parks passes or permits

 

trip consulting

we offer a trip consulting service.

Ability Level

Our guides happily accommodate any level of hiker, climber or alpinist and will work directly with your group to create an appropriate experience. Please be sure to tell as as much as possible about your goals so that we can dial in the experience as accurately as possible.

 

What’s Included

What Is Included

IFMGA or ACMG Certified Guide

All group gear and emergency communication for guide and guests

Avalanche Safety Equipment (Transceiver, Shovel, Probe) if required for alpine climbing

Rogers Pass Glacier National Park permits

Lunch on guided day trips, dinner on overnight programs

Not Included

Airfare and travel to Revelstoke BC

Lodging and Private Catering (available as additional service)

Personal climbing or hiking equipment (available to rent locally)

Additional mechanized assistance (helicopter or other)

 

 

 

Timing

We are available for guided mountain experiences in the region from June – October. Below are some seasonal generalizations.

May The valley is green and 100 percent snow free, rock climbing conditions in the valley are excellent with comfortable temperatures in the Sun or Shade. Alpine conditions are transitioning, typically ski season at all elevations has ended with unreliable overnight freeze-thaw conditions. 

June Warm days interspersed with multi-day periods of rain. Valley rock climbing and hiking remain excellent with Alpine climbs beginning to transition.

July-August-September Prime alpine season with snow free trails at all elevations.

October-November Our winter snowpack builds rapidly at upper elevations, with consistently rainy conditions in the valley. An excellent time for a desert escape.

Add On’s

We know the local options and can help you plan other aspects of your trip. Think of us as your powder concierge.

  • Lodging and Catering Options for Private Groups
  • Airport Transfers to Revelstoke (road or air)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Helicopter and Snowcat Skiing Booking and Referrals
  • Professional On- Snow Photography Services

Waiver and Terms

Each guest will be required to sign a paper copy of our Release Agreement prior to participation.

Terms and Conditions

A deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required to secure your reservation.

Full payment is due the earlier of December 1st or 60 days prior to trip start for Winter programs or 30 days prior for Summer programs.

Cancellation Policy

Payments are non-refundable and we recommend that each guest purchases trip cancellation insurance from tugo or travelex. If there is a need to cancel or alter your current booking, please contact us as soon as possible.

Reservations

Contact us via email or SMS to discuss a reservation. We love the opportunity to talk skiing and will look forward to putting together an itinerary for you.

Step 1

Book Online or contact us at 250 814 4835 to check on the latest availability based on your group size and desired dates.

 

Step 2

Once dates and availability are confirmed, we’ll work directly with you to create a custom itinerary and recommend the best blend of services for your group’s needs. Trip deposits and payments can be made securely through a direct online invoice.

Each skier will be required to sign our Release Agreement prior to participation in any RBG program.