Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Learn to rock climb in Squamish, Canada's rock climbing capital, surrounded by beautiful ocean and mountains

Duration 1 day Climbing
Time of Year
Time of year May - October
Total distance 2km
Group Size
Group size 1 - 4 Guests
Difficulty Easy
Meeting Location
Meeting in Squamish

Trip Highlights

  • Learn to rock climb in Canada's climbing capital
  • Mountain, ocean and glacier views
  • Enhance your rock climbing skills
  • Push your vertical limits
  • No previous experience needed

Rock climbing with Outdoor Explore is a fun and exciting way to challenge yourself physically and mentally, while enjoying beautiful surroundings and great company. Our Intro to Rock Climbing day is the perfect way to learn some new skills and try something different.

Our climbing courses are based in Squamish, British Columbia, in the beautiful Sea to Sky corridor. Squamish is the rock climbing capital of Canada, and boasts world class rock climbing, as well as many other sports. The intro to rock climbing course is designed to give you a taste of what climbing in Squamish is all about, in a safe and fun environment.

The day starts by meeting your guide and covering a few important safety notes. We'll get you sized up with a harness and a helmet, then head to the crag. After setting up the ropes, your guide will explain and demonstrate some key skills behind rock climbing to help you get the most out of your day. Then it's time to jump on the rocks! There are climbs of all difficulties available, so you can stay within your comfort zone, or push your limits.

Join an Outdoor Explore intro to rock climbing course today and experience the rush of scaling some of the best rock climbs in the world.

Pricing Per Person

2+ Guests
Solo Guest

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What our customers say about Outdoor Explore guided adventures

Amy took us top roping at the Smoke Bluffs area of Squamish and we had a blast! She was our guide throughout the entire day and provided us with a very customized trip for our skill level. She walked us through setting up top rope anchors and safety knots, as well as providing us with tips on technique for crack climbing. After we were exhausted from the awesome climbing, she even let us set up our own top rope anchors to rappel down. It was a fun filled day of climbing and learning. Skills that will propel our climbing going forward.

Booking experience through John and Drew were seamless and secure using Stripe payment system, a trusted payment processing system. I never felt worried nor vulnerable while booking with them.

Long story short, if you’re looking for knowledgeable adventure guides to walk you through or just kickstart your stay in Squamish, go with Outdoor Explore Adventure Company. They just rock!


Trip details


Approx 6-7 hours total

  • Meet your guide in Squamish (Location and time arranged after booking)
  • Safety talk
  • Hike a short distance to the climbing wall
  • Gear up with harness and helmet
  • Practice movement skills appropriate to the selected climb
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon of rock climbing
  • Debrief

Itinerary Disclaimer
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee that we will stick to this plan. Weather conditions and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The trip leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!


Please bring a packed lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.

Price Includes/Excludes
Price Includes
  • One professional & experienced guide
  • Approx 6 hours of tuition and rock climbing
  • Climbing ropes and equipment
  • Helmet and harness for each participant
  • Emergency equipment (Comprehensive First aid kit, satellite phone etc.)
Price Excludes
  • Tipping for the guide
  • Lunch and snacks - please bring your own food for the day
  • Travel to and from the meeting location (can be arranged - contact us)
  • Personal equipment e.g. clothing, shoes, sunscreen.

Harness and helmet provided by Outdoor Explore.

Transportation can be arranged from Vancouver or Whistler. Please contact us to discuss.

Please bring sunscreen and sun glasses, comfortable clothing, waterproofs and warm layers, gym shoes or running shoes.

If you have your own rock climbing shoes, harness, helmet etc. feel free to bring them.


We're happy to answer any questions you have about this trip. Give us a call or drop us an email.

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