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Experience Rock Climbing provided by Alpine Air Adventures

Experience Rock Climbing
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from $175.14 per adult
About
The Rock Experience program is designed to offer a unique rock climbing experience to people of all abilities. Our guides are incredible instructors, skilled climbers, and fun to be around. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA. For beginners, the guides will review all of the basic safety systems and demonstrate proper climbing technique. For guests with intermediate climbing skills, the guides will work on advanced movement skills and other rope techniques such as rappelling. For guests with advanced climbing skills, the guides will offer expert level instruction to keep you engaged - be prepared for steep climbing technique lessons, mock leading, building anchors and rigging rappel systems.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, French, Dutch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, French, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
The Rock Experience programs are designed to introduce the sport of outdoor rock climbing. It's a 1 day program with a safety oriented approach, focused on getting you as much climbing as you can handle! The program is suitable for anyone, regardless of your previous experience. The guides will begin with the basics, but can discuss more advanced topics as well. Topics covered include: -Site safety and awareness -Overhead hazard recognition -Belaying top rope and lead climbers -Climbing technique Additional topics may include: -Steeper Rock techniques -Using and setting quick draws on bolts -Building top rope anchors -Mock leads and rappelling
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 167195P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All climbing gear, helmet, harness, climbing shoes, ropes, belay devices
Exclusions
Private transportation
Duration
7h
Departure details
229 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1C3, Canada Meet the guides at the Alpine Air Adventures head office for 08:15. It is in the lower level of the Bear and Wolf street mall. 229 Bear Street, Banff, AB, Canada.
Inclusions
All climbing gear, helmet, harness, climbing shoes, ropes, belay devices
Exclusions
Private transportation
Departure details
229 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1C3, Canada Meet the guides at the Alpine Air Adventures head office for 08:15. It is in the lower level of the Bear and Wolf street mall. 229 Bear Street, Banff, AB, Canada.
Duration
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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Sierra Y
Calgary, Alberta, Canada8 contributions
Incredible Day on Yamnuska
Sep 2019
My boyfriend had told me his dream was to climb the face of Mount Yamnuska. Technically it was well above our ability. While we might be able to handle the actual climbing, route finding and placing trad gear was another thing.

I contacted Jeff in May to ask if it was possible (thinking it would be an incredible birthday gift). I gave Jeff a rundown of our climbing abilities and objectives. He let me know it would definitely be doable, and gave me three routes to research and decide between.

A week before our adventure (now September) Jeff contacted us to confirm the details. He also mentioned that the weather wasn't looking great, and gave three extra route options further west out of the weather window. The day before Jeff got in touch again to confirm the route we would do (the weather had shifted - we could do Yam). I appreciated that even if Yamnuska hadn't worked out, Jeff had thought of a few great alternatives.

We met up with our guide Christian early on Saturday morning. He reviewed our gear in the parking lot, and helped us make final decisions about what to bring. Christian was a fantastic guide. Calm and patient, we always felt safe. My boyfriend and I are both interested in learning more about climbing, so Christian would take the time to explain certain knots, belay techniques and trad gear. Plus, Christian was fun!

We had an incredible day. The route picked for us (Western Union, 5 pitches, 200m, 5.8) was perfect for our ability level. It pushed me, without being so difficult as to be frustrating. I am so excited to drive past Mount Yamnuska on a regular basis an be able to say I climbed it. We will be booking again with Alpine Air Adventures.
Written 8 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura L.
2 contributions
Perfect day out
Aug 2019 • Friends
We are very happy and exhausted this evening after a fantastic day out on the rocks with Christian today. We are a group of four friends who booked on a private rock climbing course (1 day) with Alpine Air Adventures as we wanted to get a taster of climbing on real rock. The booking process was smooth and Jeff was quick to respond to emails and provide us with the information we needed in advance of the day.

What a day! The venue was Sunshine - an easy 15 minute drive from Banff with a
staggering variety of climbs (and virtually no approach). Christian was knowledgeable, safe, patient, enthusiastic and tailored the day to our climbing abilities. It was exactly what we wanted - not to mention he is also lots of fun! We will not forget our pretty "Figure 8" knots and that perfect belay technique! He clearly loves what he does and rightly so as he is excellent at it. It was in fact the perfect day out - and left us wanting for more. We will be back!

Laura, Rich, Garrett and Lyn
Written 30 August 2019
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Hi Laura, Thank you for the review, if you have any questions going forward feel free to get in touch. Take care and see you in the hills! Jeff
Written 1 September 2019
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Scenic447574
2 contributions
Fun day climbing
Aug 2019 • Family
Christian took me and my three kids (ages 11, 12, 14) climbing for the day. We all had an amazing time! He provided excellent instruction, particularly with respect to safety and kept the kids busy helping and involved throughout the day. He ensured everyone had as much time to climb as possible and gave us the skills and confidence we needed to thoroughly enjoy experience. He was patient and encouraging and clearly loves what he does. He was great with the kids and they loved hearing all about avalanche control in the mountains! Would highly recommend! Thanks for an amazing day!
Written 28 August 2019
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Robert P
2 contributions
Awesome family adventure in Banff!
Aug 2019 • Family
Our family of four, including our 11year old son and 8 year old daughter were searching for adventures in Banff and were stymied by most activities requiring our kids to be older. We were very lucky to find this company.

Great communication before our day. We met our guide, Christian, at 8:15 and off we went on our climbing adventure. He was a fantastic guide, feeling out our family’s experience level and was able to give us all challenging but doable climbs appropriate for our kids. Super friendly, very safety conscious, and allowed us to climb well into the afternoon until my kids were beat.

Great start to our trip to Banff, and will likely be the highlight of the vacation for the kids!

Thanks Christian for a great day.
Written 16 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Flo S
2 contributions
Great adventures in the Rockies
Aug 2019 • Couples
Jeff from Alpine Air guides was good at being in contact, providing information and discussing options before we arrived. We spent a couple of days multipitch climbing around Banff. Our guides were happy to discuss options and adjust plans based on our preference and previous experience. Once we headed up to the ice fields we spent an interesting day learning about correct movement and safety on glaciers. Our guide up Mount Athabasca was patient, encouraging and went above and beyond to make sure everyone reached the summit. He was also good at explaining decisions and what types of terrain and features were safe ot dangerous which was interesting and informative. There was also the constant litany of random interesting information about the peaks around and the landscapes and geography, other good climbs in the area etc.
All round a great time, with all the benefits of a small, dedicated, and passionate company focused on its customers.
Written 10 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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High value experience with extremely likeable and approachable guides
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Great introduction to outdoor sport climbing in Banff
Jeff provided the logistics for a great day on the crags with Christian. Though we had some experience in the gym
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High adventure fun
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The best challenge I gave myself this winter
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Highlight of our vacation in Banff!
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Amazing hike!
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Making your adventure a reality
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Another great couple trips with Jeff
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Great Trip
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