Learn Trad Rock 101

Saturday, 24 July '21   2 days
The Summit Cafe, 102-1001 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore, AB, T1W 1E1
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Learn Trad Rock 101

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This program is designed for advanced climbers who want to learn how to lead traditional single pitch rock climbing routes. Participants need to be able to climb 5.7 sport routes and have an established understanding of anchor systems and fundamental climbing techniques. This outdoor rock climbing course typically begins at the start of a weekend and takes two days to complete. The course will be instructed by an ACMG Mountain Guide with a 4:1 ratio of participants to guide. Some of the objectives of this program include learning to place running belay anchor points, using traditional removable protection, learning full factor mechanics, and constructing anchors using removable and fixed-point protection.


Attendees will need to bring all the required climbing equipment listed below:

  1. Helmet
  2. Harness
  3. Rock Shoes
  4. Belay Device and Pear Shaped or HMS Style Locking Carabiner
  5. Prussic Cord (aka - Rappel Back-Up)
  6. Locking Carabiners
  7. 2 Sewn Anchor Slings 120cm
  8. Backback (30L)
  9. 60 - 70m Rope (if you have one - don't worry if you don't)
  10. Set of 10-14 quickdraws or Alpine Slings (60cm sewn sling with 2 carabiners)
  11. Lunch
  12. Water
  13. Sunscreen Outdoor outerwear appropriate for the weather conditions. (Shell jacket, puffy or down jacket) Approach shoes or hiking boots


Learn Trad Rock 101

The Summit Cafe
102-1001 Cougar Creek Drive
T1W 1E1