This one-day course is perfect for those who have some rock climbing experience and would like to refresh their skills and tighten up their safety systems. It is also well-suited to those who wish to take one of our mountaineering courses but first need to review the fundamentals of rope systems. The emphasis is on technical systems (anchors, belaying, rappelling, etc.) to ensure that when you go out there, you are doing things the right way to make rock climbing as safe as it should be.

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, climbing shoes)

Not included in the price:

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

  • May 8, 2022 (day trip)4 spots available.$195.00 Book Trip
  • May 28, 2022 (day trip)2 spots available.$195.00 Book Trip
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(at 4:1 ratio) Next Trip: May 8, 2022 (day trip)
Just wanted to again say thank you for a wonderful day of instruction. I got so much more than I was expecting. Mark was also thrilled with the course. Michelle Hawkins, Courtenay, BC.
It was a very successful day, despite the alternating weather. We all learned a lot of important things, especially because of the clear and calm way our guide explained everything. It was just what we needed to be safely top-roping outdoors as a group. Jorn Vorn, Victoria, BC
I think any climber who has been climbing outside should at least have their skills assessed by an ACMG guide. Jan, my guide, helped to fill in any gaps in my climbing knowledge. All the little details I didn't know surprised me. Now that I have had my skills assessed, I feel much more confidant with my decision making while on the rock. A big thank you to Island Alpine Guides and Jan Neuspiel for helping to make my rock climbing journey safer. Nevaeh, Parksville, BC