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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 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 contact 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 for 2-day course

  • Price Includes Tax

Book a course

Choose a climbing adventure. Courses can be rescheduled, changed or refunded (minus deposit) until 14 days before booked date.

Book a date for your course. MAKE SURE TO BOOK BOTH DAYS! Don't see what you're looking for? Email us to ask about availability!

Your course is booked! Time to start getting stoked! Don't forget to pay the course fees by 14 days before the course.

Pay remaining course fees



Per Person               $650

Upcoming Dates:

May 11-12, 2024 at Rattlesnake Point

August 3-4, 2024 at Metcalfe Rock

September 9-10, 2024 at Kingston Mills

September 30-October 1, 2024 at Rattlesnake Point


1 Person                            $1200 

2 People                            $1400

3 People                            $1700

* HST included in prices

* Additional fees at Rattlesnake Point 

Traditional Climbing course

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