This one-day, low-ratio course is an excellent entry-point into the world of sport leading. Under the eye of a qualified instructor, you'll learn the fundamentals to lead safely and efficiently on rock using bolts for protection. Instructors will focus on technical systems and considerations and provide detailed feedback along the way.

Please read the pre-trip information document for details.


Courses are held at the Comox Lake crags unless stated otherwise.

  • May 22, 2021 course will be held on Quadra


  • Anchor building
  • Rope and station management
  • Various station belay methods
  • Safe and efficient lead belaying & climbing
  • Switching over from climbing to rappelling
  • And more!

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.


All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers and hazards some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

Included in the price:

  • 1 day of instruction with an ACMG guide
  • Group technical gear
  • Personal technical gear (harness, helmet, carabiners, belay devices, climbing shoes)

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Clothing
  • Personal equipment

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As low as:

$335.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
Couldn't have had a better instructor for us. Lyle was very knowledgeable, encouraging and calming. He tailored the course for us and what we needed to know. We got everything we wanted out of it. It was great! Paula Frigon, Edmonton, AB.