• Sunday, Jun 2, 2024
  • 8am - 2pm
  • Meet at the Smoke Bluffs parking lot in Squamish
  • Cost: $70 + tax
  • Intermediate

Event Details

This event takes place on the traditional, unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people.

Our course on top rope anchor building equips you with the skills to safely and efficiently construct your own anchors, while also teaching rappelling techniques. Given the complex nature of anchor setups, our aim is to arm you with the essential skills and knowledge to confidently place your own rock climbing anchors and rappel in various situations. This course not only enhances your climbing skills but also broadens your climbing possibilities.

This course is for anyone with indoor or outdoor belay skills and previous climbing experience who want to learn the skills required to safely top rope climb outside.

We will cover: 

  • Building natural and bolted top rope anchors, 
  • Rappelling
  • Belaying from the top/bottom of a climb
  • How to choose the right climb for your team

Required equipment/what to bring: Harness, helmet, ATC (tube style) type belay device, climbing shoes. Helmets can be provided if needed.

Optional Equipment:  Gri gri, Locking Carabiners x 5, 120cm sewn sling, 5 metre x 7mm cordelette. If you own this already, you can bring it. Or you can purchase the equipment in advance of the course if you’re looking to invest more into your outdoor climbing adventures, but it is not necessary for the course.

Policy and Community Guidelines 

Regular One Day Events Cancellation Policy

This policy applies to smaller one-day events. We would like to emphasize that even when the participation fee is low ($10-100) it is important to show up as last moment cancellations make us look bad as a group in front of partners that help us to create affordable events.

  1. Cancellation At Least 7 Days In Advance: For cancellations made at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled event, no penalties will be incurred. Participants can request a full refund. In some cases when we pre-pay for spots with our hosts, we might need to fill in the spot in order to issue a refund.
  2. Cancellation Within 7 Days: In the unfortunate event that a cancellation is requested less than 7 days before the scheduled event, or no shows the following policy will apply:
    1. Refund: Cancellations made less than 7 days of the event will not be eligible for a refund.
    2. Penalty: A three months ineligibility to attend future events. We leave a right to cancel any registration of the person under penalty in this time frame. After the three-month ineligibility period has elapsed, participants can once again sign up for future events without any restrictions.

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Please read here for our full inclusion and cancellation policies.

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