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Rock Climbing Fundamentals

At A Glance

Clock Duration: 2 days (16 hours) for all levels

Forward Experience: Beginner to advanced


RCF All Levels (per person)

Rockaboo Rock Climbing Fundamentals

This training program is broken down into three, two-day sessions (RCF1, RCF2, RCF3) and is the perfect option for people that are looking to set themselves up safely for rock climbing in the mountains.

Regardless of your background, working with our industry professionals and their apprentices will set you up for success on your rock climbing journey.

We teach the most contemporary techniques and application in a variety of environments.

Comes with digital classroom

In addition to the the two days spent with Rockaboo guides, a digital classroom accompanies each RCF course. These digital classes include live online support, interactive videos, modules and more. The Rockaboo team is proud to introduce this new key component to the Rock climbing fundamentals, preparing you for the field days and allowing you to revisit the content after your course dates.

Having issues with the dates

Although we strongly recommend taking the two days of training within the same week, we can accommodate taking the second day of the course on another date later in the summer. Contact our office to make arrangements. We hope to see you training with us this summer!

Release Waiver Form

All guests participating in any activity with Rockaboo Mountain Adventures will be required to read and sign a digital or paper copy the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) Release Waiver form.  Your ACMG Certified Guide will review this waiver with all participants before each trip.

To review the ACMG Release Waiver form prior to booking your trip, click here

Rock Climbing Fundamentals – Level 1

The foundation.

Although we receive many calls requesting to “skip” this level, this is the most important course in a lot of ways. We focus on exploring the physics around rigging for high angle terrain and providing the practical skills necessary to get “top-roping” right away.

We introduce the building blocks of rigging – four knots and four hitches. Once students have mastered these essentials, the more advanced courses simply apply them in creative ways. At RMA, we strive to make complex problems simple through the effective application of simple techniques.

Rock Climbing Fundamentals – Level 2

Progressing into leading the rope safely and efficiently and looking at multi-pitch strategies for success. Students should have a good understanding of current best practices using knots, hitches, and contemporary rigging building code. This course will challenge students to apply fundamental rigging in more complex situations.

Pre-requisite: Strong anchor building foundation.

Rock Climbing Fundamentals – Level 3

Applying traditional gear protections, route-finding, difficult anchors, protection alternatives, and more advanced belay techniques. Students should have a fairly in-depth background of climbing multi-pitch rock routes. This is an intensive two days of training that prepares students to deal with the realities of gear climbing and challenging modern multi-pitch rock routes.

Pre-requisite: Strong foundation with lead climbing and multi-pitch transitions. 

Rock Rescue Training

There is no better time to get rock rescue ready for this upcoming season. With Rockaboo Mountain Adventures you will gain a strong foundation on high angle rescue with this two day course including digital content and online classroom. Will you know what to do during an emergency on high angle terrain? Book now.


Private Rock Climbing Courses

You always have the option to book a private course with your friends where an ACMG guide will customize the day depending on your needs and experience. From learning how to lead to multi-pitch climbing, the art of traditional gear climbing all the way to rope rescue, we teach it all. One or two days.