trad is rad

This 2 day course is perfect for those interested in learning the art of traditional climbing. This course will help you safely and confidently begin your career as a trad climber and give you the skills necessary to safely climb traditional routes anywhere in the world. 
Our instructors are avid trad climbers that love to share their years of climbing experience with others keen to learn.


What will I learn?

How to confidently place, assess & remove traditional gear 

How to build and assess safe & efficient trad anchors in a variety of settings

How to belay from the top of a climb & rappel down

How to access, lead & belay traditional climbs

Crack climbing techniques

Access & utilize natural features for protection

How to aid through difficult sections

Rope management considerations


Recognize traditional climbing hazards & address them


If you are a confident and experienced sport climber and you are seeking to escape the busy sport climbing spots, this course is right for you. 

  • Sport climbing knowledge 

  • Basic anchor building fundamentals

  • Ability to climb 5.7 comfortably 

  • Your instructor will call you before the course to ask you about your experience, interests, abilities and aspirations and make sure that this course is the right one for you.

What's Included?
  • 2 day course

  • Taught by a certified climbing guide

  • Technical equipment

  • 3:1 Maximum guide to participant ratio

  • Price Includes Tax



Private                      $960               

2 People                   $520 pp 

3 People                   $500 pp

* HST included in prices

* Additional fees at Rattlesnake Point 


Traditional Climbing course



705 888 8723 (TRAD)



7 Days a week

April 15 - October 15

218 Alice St. W

Thornbury ON

N0H 2P0