Williams Lake Intro to Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing clinics for all levels at Esler Bluffs, near Williams Lake! 1-day climbing clinics will get you rock climbing and having fun, while you learn skills for safe outdoor climbing. Saturday May 18, Sunday May 19, and Monday May 20th are Intro to Outdoor Climbing clinics suitable for all abilities and experience levels.

Presented by the Williams Lake Climbing Association

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  • The 2024 Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Clinics are presented by the Williams Lake Climbing Association.

    • Instruction by ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) trained and certified guides/instructors
    • All group technical equipment required
    • Use of harness, helmet, climbing shoes, and belay device for each participant (if needed)
    • BBQ Lunch is included!


    Select the date that you would like to book and click on "Book Now". You are welcome to join for more than one session as well, but you will have to do a separate registration for each clinic.

    If you have any questions, please contact Canada West Mountain School toll-free at 1-888-892-2266 (or 604-878-7007), or by email at info@themountainschool.com

  • All Clinics will be held at Esler Bluffs, close to Williams Lake, BC. Each clinic is presented by the Williams Lake Climbing Association, with session starting at 8 am.

    On the Introduction to Outdoor Climbing Clinic's, beginner climbers will appreciate the focused instruction and emphasis on learning safe climbing skills while on this outdoor rock climbing course. Canada West Mountain School has 30+ years of experience teaching rock climbing to beginners, so you can be assured that this course will give you all that you are looking for - and more!

    Your day on the Intro Clinics will be spent on the rock learning and practicing climbing techniques, belay systems, rope management, and anchor principles. This will all be done while ensuring everyone gets as much actual climbing and hands-on practice as possible. These climbing sessions will prepare you for a lifetime of outdoor climbing!

    The Intro to Rock climbing clinics are open to anyone and everyone! As long as you can get to the climbing site, you can climb with us! The access is a short and easy walk to the base of the cliffs.

    Climbers that are 18 years old or younger are welcome but require a Parent/Guardian approval and signature. For youth under 16 years of age, we ask that they are accompanied by an adult while they are at the clinic (the adult does not need to be registered)

    The clinics are all held at Esler Bluffs, here is a link for more directions - Esler Bluffs location

    All technical climbing equipment will be supplied, including a harness, helmet, climbing shoes, and all other safety-related gear. If you have your own climbing gear or shoes already, we encourage you to bring them as well.

    Here is a link to the Rock Climbing Gear List:
    Intro Rock gear list

    The Introduction to Rock Climbing Clinics are organized and presented by the Williams Lake Climbing Association in partnership with the Williams Lake Community Forest, and conducted by Canada West Mountain School.

  • Complete the required Waiver and Medical disclosure form in advance of the field session. Click on the link -

    Cancellations and Refunds The Climbing Clinics are offered at a reduced rate, with support from local community Sponsors; all bookings are final and no refunds are available in the event of a cancelation by participants.

    Participants may replace themselves if they are unable to attend, just contact CWMS in advance to let us know. If the event is cancelled by the organizers and/or Canada West Mountain School, full refunds will be issued.