Mountaineering


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Multi-Pitch Climbing

Multi-pitch climbing with the Outdoor Centre is not your standard guided excursion; our ACMG certified guides blend incredible outdoor experiences with practical coaching and instruction.  Learn about direct anchor belays, rope management, anchor cleaning, rappelling, and outdoor safety while taking in the view off the side of a rock face. 

All climbers welcome - we will find a route that works for your skill level and interest.
1:1 and 1:2 guide to participant ratios

Offered May to the end of September
Email Ashley at  climb@ucalgary.ca to book your dates.

Crack and Trad

Take full advantage of the finger to chimney-sized cracks in our unique facility to get a real-to-life crack climbing experience indoors! Not only will you twist, lock, jam, squeeze and thrash ’til it hurts so good, but participants will also learn to place and assess gear.
Outdoor dates offered spring and summer.

To request a private or group crack climbing or trad lesson contact Ashley at climb@ucalgary.ca

Rescue Tips and Tricks

This rock rescue course teaches fundamental techniques that can be applied in a wide variety of situations. Help your partner through that crux section, escape the belay or quickly descend to safety with uncomplicated solutions.

If you have taken Rock Rescue (or equivalent) with us before and are looking for a refresher receive $25% off when you call in to register.
403.220.5038 ext. 5

Outdoor dates offered June to end of September. To request a private or group rescue skills or refresher course contact Ashley at climb@ucalgary.ca

Outdoor ABC’s

This one-day outdoor power program will teach you the skills to take your climbing outside on your own. Learn safe, easy to remember anchor systems for top roping and sport leading and then explore simple rescue tips and tricks that will prepare for those sticky situations. For the very keen, the option to play with crack movement and gear placement will also be available. This course covers all the must-knows for single-pitch rock climbing so you can get out and play safely this summer.

Offered May to the end of September
Our scheduled programs don’t work with your life?  Email Ashley climb@ucalgary.ca to request other dates.