Alpine and Rock Climbing Courses

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Rock Climbing Programs

We have Rock Climbing programs in several British Columbia locations.  We offer programs on Quadra Island, Constitutional Hill, Bella Coola, Terrace and Squamish.  Please visit www.solsticealpineguides.ca for a full course schedule and registration information.  You can also go to the "online store" on this website and pick a climbing course in your community and book online this way.

Our Training Courses and Guiding

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Introduction to Rock Climbing Courses

Private Instruction / Guiding - Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

Introduction to Rock Climbing Courses

This two (2) day course packs tons of learning within the time frame. By the end of the course you will feel confident enough to venture out with your buddy to your local climbing crag and begin setting up your own bottom managed systems.

Topics Include:

→ Climbing history and ethics
→ Use of guidebooks
→ Safety and Hazard assessment
→ Proper use and care of equipment
→ Knots
→ Rope management
→ Cliff edge protocol
→ Top-rope anchor construction
→ Belay systems
→ Communication
→ Ground anchors
→ Rock climbing movement skills
→ Anchor retreat skills
→ Rappelling

We provide:

✓ Helmet
✓ Harness
✓ Rock Climbing Shoes
✓ Chalk Bag
✓ Ropes
✓ All climbing hard and software
✓ First Aid Kit

Cost: $275   Course Length: 2 days

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Traditional Lead Climbing Course

Private Instruction / Guiding - Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

Introduction to Rock Climbing Courses

If you are curious about traditional lead climbing, this course is for you. As you progress through your climbing ventures this is a natural choice for those that are ready for the next step. Traditional climbing uses the natural features that the rock provides. We are blessed to live in an area surrounded by some of the best long traditional climbs.

Topics Include:

→ Product knowledge
→ Hazard assessment
→ Knots and rope management
→ Top and ground anchor theory
→ Multi-pitch preparation/strategies
→ Route finding
→ Placement protection anchors
→ Belay stations and hanging belays
→ Lead climbing strategies
→ Dynamic lead belays
→ Top-down belays
→ Seconding a lead
→ Retreating from a route
→ Fixed and natural rappel anchors
→ Multi-pitch rappels
→ Basic rescue skills

We provide:

✓ Helmet
✓ Harness
✓ Rock Climbing Shoes
✓ Chalk Bag
✓ Ropes
✓ All hardware and software
✓ First Aid Kit

Cost: $175           Course Length: 1 day       

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Private Instruction / Guiding - Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

Private Instruction / Guiding - Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

Private Instruction / Guiding - Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

If you prefer a more private atmosphere sign up for a Private course. You will work either one or two persons with our instructor. We also are more than happy to guide you on many of the region’s best rock climbs. You are in good hands with our certified instructors whom have more than 25 plus years of experience instructing and guiding. Call to discuss this opportunity.

Areas where we guide:

Squamish, Vancouver Island, Bella Coola, Terrace, Powell River and Skaha locations

Topics Include:

→ Instruction
→ Guided Climbing

We provide:

✓ Helmet
✓ Harness
✓ Rock Climbing Shoes
✓ Chalk Bag
✓ Ropes
✓ All hardware and software needed including belay device and lead rack
✓ First Aid Kit


Cost: $290 / $175    ratio: 1:1 / 2:1       number of days: 1 plus days

Don’t forget to print off the waiver and medical forms for each person in the group. You will need to send these forms as well to complete the transaction.

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Introduction to Rock Climbing - Quadra Island April 25 / 26

C$ 275.00
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This two day course will introduce you to the initial beginning aspects of rock climbing.  Knots, equipment, belaying, top roping, rappelling and climbing are part of this two day course.  All Equipment is provided

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Introduction to Rock Climbing - Quadra Island BC May 16 / 17

C$ 275.00
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This two day course will introduce you to the initial beginning aspects of rock climbing.  Knots, equipment, belaying, top roping, rappelling and climbing are part of this two day course.  All Equipment is provided

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Introduction to Rock Climbing - Constitution Hill June 20-21

C$ 275.00
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This two day course will introduce you to the initial beginning aspects of rock climbing.  Knots, equipment, belaying, top roping, rappelling and climbing are part of this two day course.  This course takes place at Constitutional Hill - which is close to Mt. Washington on Vancouver Island.  All Equipment is provided

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Introduction to Rock Climbing - Bella Coola BC July 25 - 26

C$ 275.00
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This two day course will introduce you to the initial beginning aspects of rock climbing.  Knots, equipment, belaying, top roping, rappelling and climbing are part of this two day course.  This course takes place in the Bella Coola Valley.  All Equipment is provided

For all Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Training and Guiding please visit the link below.

Please visit Solstice Alpine Guides website for all Terrace, Bella Coola and Quadra Island training - www.solsticealpineguides.ca 

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SRG Forms

SRG SAG General Waiver 2018 (pdf)

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SAG Climbing Helpful Hints (pdf)

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Medical form (pdf)

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Contact Us

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We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Solstice Recreation Group

748 West Rd.., Quathiaski Cove, BC V0P 1N0, CA

(250) 218-1513

Hours

Mon.

09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

Tue.

09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

Wed.

09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

Thu.

09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

Fri.

09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

Sat.

09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

Sun.

09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.