Beginner Experiential Rock Climbing - Half Day

By Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

This fun and relaxed day at the rock pitch is designed for beginners and first time rock climbers. You will learn basic safety and top rope techniques for climbing outdoors and you will be coached on basic rock climbing movement skills. Families and beginners are welcome.

What you can expect

Meeting place will be arranged at time of booking.

There are several great and scenic rock climbing instruction areas that can be readily accessed for daily lessons, they include:

Banff Rundle Rock: Next to the Banff Springs Golf Course. A great spot for first time rock climbers, especially younger children.

Zygote Crag: 20 minute drive from Canmore. Good beginner location with some challenging short climbs to finish on. (5.6-5.10)

Yamnuska Bluffs: 20 minutes drive from Canmore. Excellent beginner location.

Wasootch Creek: 40 minute drive from Canmore. Good variety of climbs, due to driving times this location is more suitable for full-day programs. Top rope and sport climbing venue.

Heart Creek: 15 minutes drive from Canmore. Best suited for intermediate or advanced climbers.


  • 4 Hours of Guided Climbing
  • Equipment Included (climbing shoes, harness & helmet)
  • Certified ACMG Guide


  • Lunch / snack and plenty to drink
  • Day pack
  • Rain gear
  • Clothing allowing for easy and complete range of movement
  • Warm weather gear as necessary for season
  • Running shoes or hiking boots

PLEASE NOTE - Complete details about your activity, including exact location, what to bring, cancellation policies and arrival information will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed.

Meet location

200, 50 Lincoln Park or in Banff at the Bow Falls parking lot for Rundle Rock departures


  • Minimum guest age is 4
  • All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult


  • Transportation or food is not included
  • 6 guests per 1 guide
4 hours
4 – 85
1 – 18 guests

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