Maximize your gravity affinities, go vertical with a rock guide…
Western Canada boasts some of the finest rock climbing anywhere. Here you will find a great variety of rock types and climbing ranging from pure traditional crack climbs to varied and featured sport climbs. Whether you are interested in cragging or multi-pitch rock climbing Western Canada has a challenge for climbers of all abilities.
Browse our rock climbing programs…
Throughout the summer months, Summit Mountain Guides offers daily guided rock climbing in the Nelson & Castlegar area, Squamish, the Canadian Rockies, Skaha and a variety of BC interior rock climbing destinations. Please browse some of our regular venues below or contact us for a custom trip and more information.
Canadian Rockies Rock Climbing
Famous for their well-preserved wilderness and natural beauty, the Canadian Rockies near Banff and Jasper National parks offer the highest concentration and variety of single and multi-pitch rock climbs in Canada. The limestone & quartzite rock walls surrounding the mountain communities of Canmore, Banff, Lake Lousie, and Jasper boast a life time of long quality climbs for yours to discover. Summit Mountain Guides offers day and multi-day guided rock climbing program in the Canadian Rockies from June through September.
Nelson & Castlegar Rock
Located in South-Eastern British Columbia, The vibrant communities of Nelson & Castlegar are home to some of the finest rock climbing the BC interior. Their geographical locations give quick access to fantastic rock climbing in the Purcells, Monashees and Selkirk mountains. The area, home of the famous Valhalla provincial park, offers an interesting variety of sound rock types ranging from granite, gneiss to limestone. The climbing here is remote and offers many quality single and multi-pitch rock climbs far from the crowds.
Skaha & other BC Rock Climbing
British Columbia is blessed with a diverse variety of ecosystems along with a fascinating Geology; this has sculpted many attractive cliffs awaiting the keen climbers. BC is peppered with quality bluffs and rock walls featuring various rock types, Skaha near Penticton in the Okanagan Valley is a fine example with fantastic sport and trad climbing on compact gneiss. Curious climbers visiting the West Coast area, the BC Interior, the Okanagan Valley, the Columbia and the Kootenay regions will be pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of rock climbing available.
Squamish Rock Climbing
Located on the West coast of Canada, along the Vancouver-Whistler corridor, the town of Squamish and the Squamish Chief is a rock climber’s paradise. “The Chief”, a 700m granite monolith, and its surrounding rock bluffs boast a fantastic density of granite slabs and crack climbs. The area is a traditional climber’s dream as it offers an incredible variety of long quality multi-pitch and single pitch crack climbs. Join us and discover this Canadian gem.