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Intro to Rock

Experience rock climbing in a fun and safe environment. On day one, develop your movement skills on rock, belaying, rappelling, and simple anchor building. On day two, we take it to the next level with the building of anchors using removable protection and advanced movement skills. On completion of this course you’ll feel comfortable top-rope climbing on your own.

Courses typically take place at Crest Creek Crags in Strathcona Park, or Comox Lake Crags near Cumberland. Occasionally, we also offer this at Nanaimo River or Mt. Wells.

Included in the price:

Group technical gear, plus harness, helmet, carabiners, belay devices, and rock climbing shoes if needed.

Not included in the price:

Transportation, food, accommodation, and clothing. We do offer catering on some of our trips for an extra $60/person/day. Please check with our office to see if your trip has this option.

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As low as:

$330.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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Testimonials
My Grandson had an incredibly positive experience because of the knowledgeable, experienced and supportive instructor. Michael Walton, Cumberland, B.C.
I thought your Intro To Rock course with Graeme was excellent. Graeme was extremely professional and taught the course at just the right pace for our group as we had all had a little bit of experience climbing but were looking for a refresher and some professional guidance. Graeme definitely planted the climbing bug in me I hope to take your Learn to Lead course soon! Grayson Kerr, Victoria, B.C.
I had a great time at the course. I am sure everybody really enjoyed themselves as well. We're planning to go out next week to practice our skills. With the skills we gained and the little we already had, I feel confident that we can go out and safely enjoy ourselves. Graeme's casual professionalism made the course very enjoyable and safe. I would not hesitate to take another course led by him or put on by Island Alpine Guides. I look forward to the opportunity to take my next course, probably mountain skills. Paul Spencer, Victoria, B.C.
The Intro to Rock course was wonderful, as I expected. Lyle was such a great instructor; his calm, professional demeanor made it easy for us to feel comfortable trying out all the new skills we were learning. I loved the combination of taught sections and hands-on experience that the course offered, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to become confident and well-prepared to begin top roping outdoors. This was a perfect start to the season! Easha Acharya, Nanaimo, B.C.
It was such a great weekend. I am surprised at the amount of learning and climbing we were able to do within two days. I am happy to report that I seem to have retained the information and feel confident on the rock. A valuable introduction to rock climbing! Lisa Jackson, Cumberland, B.C.
We had a fantastic time. Graeme taught us so much and made us feel comfortable enough to go out again this weekend and bring our son. We appreciate all the advice on gear too. I will keep trying to trust my foot holds! Steve hopes to beat that crack! This was a Fathers Day present for Steve and it looks like the gift will be enjoyed all summer and for years to come. Jen & Steve, Victoria, B.C.