Discover an amazing climbing destination with options for all levels and tastes.
Impressive mountains, amazing rock and stunning views make Canada a true paradise for climbers. From single-pitch to sport climbing and amazing multi-pitch routes or bouldering, Canada has something for everyone! Almost every type of climbing is possible in Canada: you could also climb high altitude peaks, or try alpine or crack climbing. Discover Squamish, in British Columbia, a world-class climbing destination, or go climbing in the Bow Valley in Alberta, the beautiful Banff National Park or the spectacular Bugaboos. (Edit needed)
Top rope climbing (or top roping) is a style in climbing in which the climber is securely attached to a rope which then passes up, through an anchor system at the top of the climb, and down to a belayer at the foot of the climb. (Edit needed)
Traditional (or trad) climbing, is a style of rock climbing in which a climber or group of climbers place all gear required to protect against falls, and remove it when a pitch is complete. Traditional bolted face climbing means the bolts were placed on lead and/or with hand drills. (Edit needed)
This course sets the standard for technical rope rescue training and is an NFPA requirement for anyone leading a rope rescue team. It builds on high angle skills learned in Technical Rope Rescue – Operator (a pre-requisite). Our step-by-step approach combined with lots of hands-on practice time makes it easy to learn and retain these skills and ensures candidates can progress from core concepts through to the rigging and operation of full systems for raising, lowering and highline rescues. (Edit needed)
Alpine style is mountaineering in a self-sufficient manner, thereby carrying all of one’s food, shelter and equipment as one climbs, as opposed to expedition style (or siege style) mountaineering which involves setting up a fixed line of stocked camps on the mountain which can be accessed at one’s leisure. Additionally, alpine style climbing means the refusal of fixed ropes, high-altitude porters, supplemental oxygen and portable hyperbaric bag. (Edit needed)