Certification Courses

On the Rocks is proud to offer PCGI Top Rope and Single Pitch Guide Certification Courses!

 PCGI courses are great for those interested in becoming a professional rock climbing guide or even climbing enthusiasts that want to perfect their technical skills and learn cool guide tricks. This course is valuable for climbers interested in perfecting their traditional gear placements/anchors and becoming more efficient and confident.

Leslie Timms, owner of On the Rocks, is a fully approved PCGI mentor, certified PCGI Lead Guide, graduate of Outdoor Adventure Programming at Algonquin College and a professional climber.   Must be 18 years old.



Examples of Course Material:
- Active and passive gear placements
- Advanced anchor building fundamentals
- Top Managed Belays & Lowers
- Anchor extensions, alpine extensions
- Hauling techniques
- Ascending techniques
- Rescue Scenarios
- Belay Changeovers
 and SO much more!

Top Rope Guide Course:
(3 days) Investment: $500
Single Pitch Guide Course:
(4 days, lead guiding) Investment: $600
* Exams booked separately and at extra cost.
TRG- $260 / SPG- $300
* PCGI Manual $20

Group Rates Available
(705) 888 8723


Read what some of our past PCGI Course students have to say:


"I think everyone should take this, guide or not, just to understand anchor systems better and gain more confidence in your climbing." - Matt

"This course blew my mind, it was exactly what I needed without really knowing that I needed it!" - Kim

"I would recommend this course to every climber that wants to climb outdoors or even to those that already climb outside. I wanted to feel more comfortable and confident in dealing with the variables of climbing safely in the outdoor climbing environment, this course certainly succeeded in doing that." -Mark

"They were exceptional at delivering the necessary information and then further answering any questions that arose as we worked through the course. Very knowledgeable, very helpful. " - Finn