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Learn Trad Rock 101

Saturday, 9 July '22   2 days
The Summit Cafe, 102-1001 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore, AB, T1W 1E1
4 spaces available


Learn to leading with traditional gear requires protection placement skills and evaluation strategies.

This program is an advanced level program.  Participants need to be able to climb 5.7 sport routes and have a rudimentary understanding of anchor systems.

This is a 2 day course that takes place typically on a weekend with a 4:1 ratio with an ACMG Mountain Guide with over 20 years of guiding and instructional experience


Trad Rock 101: Equipment List

The equipment and clothing you bring will have a big impact on the quality of your trip. Ensure to bring all items listed except for items that are listed as optional but please bring your own gear if you have it.

If you have any questions about starred items (not mandatory) or anything else please contact us at 403 609 0795

• Belay device (BD ATC or Petzl Reverso and/or GriGri)
• Climbing Harness
• Rock Shoes
• Chalk Bag
• Helmet
• 5 locking Carabiners*, 5 non-locking Carabiners*
• 2 X 5m sections of 7mm cord*
• 1 X 1.5m section of 6mm cord*
• 1 X 120cm section of 10mm sewn spectra sling*
• 60 meter rope*
• Rack of cams and wires (chocks, nuts etc.)*
• Lunch with some snacks
• 1 litre water bottle
• Cool weather clothing in the event the weather is unseasonable (insulated and shell jackets)
• Sun screen
• Sunglasses & Ball Cap
• Pants (lightweight, ‘schoeller’ type fabric or synthetic or wool type fabric)
• Clothing allowing for easy and complete range of motion
• Hiking boots or running shoes or climbing approach shoes
• Small notebook and pencil (optional)
• Camera, batteries (optional)
• Daypack (30-40 litres. For clothing, lunch, personal and group gear)



Learn Trad Rock 101

4 available
1 ticket for 2 day Trad course


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