If you are curious about traditional lead climbing, this course is for you. As you progress through your climbing ventures this is a natural choice for those that are ready for the next step. Traditional climbing uses the natural features that the rock provides. We are blessed to live in an area surrounded by some of the best long traditional climbs.

Topics Include:

→ Product knowledge
→ Hazard assessment
→ Knots and rope management
→ Top and ground anchor theory
→ Multi-pitch preparation/strategies
→ Route finding
→ Placement protection anchors
→ Belay stations and hanging belays
→ Lead climbing strategies
→ Dynamic lead belays
→ Top-down belays
→ Seconding a lead
→ Retreating from a route
→ Fixed and natural rappel anchors
→ Multi-pitch rappels
→ Basic rescue skills

We provide:

✓ Helmet
✓ Harness
✓ Rock Climbing Shoes
✓ Chalk Bag
✓ Ropes
✓ All hardware and software
✓ First Aid Kit

Cost: $175           Course Length: 1 day       

Don’t forget to print off the waiver and medical forms for each person in the group. You will need to send these forms as well to complete the transaction.

Contact SAG for further details

Introductory to Rock Climbing

Solstice Alpine Guides

Traditional Lead Climbing

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Private Instruction / Guiding

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If you prefer a more private atmosphere sign up for a Private course. You will work either one or two persons with our instructor. We also are more than happy to guide you on many of the region’s best rock climbs. You are in good hands with our certified instructors whom have more than 25 plus years of experience instructing and guiding. Call to discuss this opportunity.

Areas where we guide:

Squamish, Vancouver Island, Bella Coola, Terrace, Powell River and Skaha locations

Topics Include:

→ Instruction
→ Guided Climbing

We provide:

✓ Helmet
✓ Harness
✓ Rock Climbing Shoes
✓ Chalk Bag
✓ Ropes
✓ All hardware and software needed including belay device and lead rack
✓ First Aid Kit

Cost: Contact SAG for specific climbing rates - climb specific rates apply.    ratio: 1:1 / 2:1       number of days: 1 plus days

 Don’t forget to print off the waiver and medical forms for each person in the group. You will need to send these forms as well to complete the transaction.


This two (2) day course packs tons of learning within the time frame. By the end of the course you will feel confident enough to venture out with your buddy to your local climbing crag and begin setting up your own bottom managed systems.

Topics Include:

→ Climbing history and ethics
→ Use of guidebooks
→ Safety and Hazard assessment
→ Proper use and care of equipment
→ Knots
→ Rope management
→ Cliff edge protocol
→ Top-rope anchor construction
→ Belay systems
→ Communication
→ Ground anchors
→ Rock climbing movement skills
→ Anchor retreat skills
→ Rappelling

We provide:

✓ Helmet
✓ Harness
✓ Rock Climbing Shoes
✓ Chalk Bag
✓ Ropes
✓ All climbing hard and software
✓ First Aid Kit

Cost: $275 

Sign up now!

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Don't forget to print off the waiver and medical form and bring them to day one of your course.

 Courses and Dates;


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Introduction to Rock Climbing

Bella Coola BC July 18 / 19, 2020



Introduction to Rock Climbing

Bella Coola BC August 8 / 9, 2020



Introduction to Rock Climbing

Terrace BC Sept. 5 / 6, 2020