Lead Multi-pitch

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Our low-ratio Multi-Pitch Lead climbing course will get your skills up to the level to tackle some of the longer classic climbs in Squamish. This is also an excellent course for anyone looking to pursue technical Alpine objectives as well. You will spend an intensive day with one of our expert ACMG Guides/Instructors working on all the skills and techniques specific to leading multi-pitch trad routes.

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$175.00

Dates:
April - October. Private dates available.
Ratio:
1:4
Pre Requisites:
Previous Trad lead climbing experience required, must be comfortable with leading on Trad gear to 5.8 level. Our Trad Lead 1-Day course and our Sport Lead 1-Day course are both good pre-requisite courses to take.
  • The Canada West Mountain School Multi-pitch lead climbing course is designed to help climbers that already have basic lead climbing skills learn, and apply, skills and techniques specific to Multi-pitch climbing.

    Skills taught on this course include:
    - review of all aspects of outdoor Lead Climbing techniques
    - route finding and safety
    - multi-pitch belay considerations
    - rope systems and station management
    - anchor construction for multi-pitch stations
    - belaying and communication procedures
    - rappelling considerations for multi-pitch scenarios
    - discussion and review of suggested multi-pitch climbs in the Squamish area

  • The Mulit-Pitch Lead climbing course is conducted in Squamish, BC, located approximately 1 hour by highway north of Vancouver. Participants will be responsible for getting to and from Squamish each day.

    The course meets at the Squamish Adventure Centre, located on the East side of Highway 99 just past the entrance to downtown Squamish. The climbing sites we use are in the Smoke Bluffs Park, all within a short walking distance of the Adventure Centre. You will meet your group at 0800, unless otherwise instructed.

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  • Our Squamish Multi-Pitch Lead Climbing programs are taught by the best climbers and Guides in Canada. All are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and each one has a passion for teaching that will inspire you in your climbing pursuits.

    Visit Guides and Instructors Page for complete details and background on each of our Guide Team.

  • Our Multi-Pitch Lead Climbing courses start at 0800 with a meeting of the climbing team and your guide. You will spend about 30 minutes going over course objectives, introductions, planning the day and finishing paperwork, then you will head directly to the climbing site.

    Skills include:
    - review of all aspects of outdoor Lead Climbing techniques
    - route finding and safety
    - multi-pitch belay considerations
    - rope systems and station management
    - anchor construction for multi-pitch stations
    - belaying and communication procedures
    - rappelling considerations for multi-pitch scenarios
    - discussion and review of suggested multi-pitch climbs in the Squamish area

    In order to for the most effective use of your time, you will learn and practice these skills on shorter climbs by climbing classic single pitch climbs in multi-pitch style. This allows you to spend more time practicing anchor building skills, belaying and station management.

    Throughout the course you will have ample opportunity to practice the skills you are learning. With our low instructor to student ratio you will benefit from the direct and instant feedback from your Instructor.

  • Questions about Squamish Multi-Pitch Lead Rock Climbing courses

    How much experience should I have for the Lead Multi-pitch course?

    Do I require special equipment?

  • Review these documents, and bring signed copies of the Waiver and Medical Form to your program.

    Canada West Mountain School Refund Policy - Refund Policy

    Canada West Mountain School Waiver - Waiver

    Canada West Mountain School Medical Disclosure Form - Medical form