Introductory Outdoor Rock Climbing Lessons | Beginners | Milton | Toronto | Ontario | Squamish | Vancouver, BC

Introductory Outdoor Rock Climbing

If you are curious and want to try outdoor rock climbing, this beginner's course is for you.  You will have a great time climbing a cliff either at the beautiful Niagara Escarpment or the breathtaking Squamish area. You may also get your family out for a day of fun and bonding on the rocks too.

Our certified instructors will cover all the essential lessons such as climbing risk management, equipment, knots, movement skills, belaying technique, rock climbing terminology and communication, hazard management and more as can be seen in the course itinerary.  Our goal is to ensure that all climbers will build a solid foundation of the basics, be able to climb and belay correctly, have a good time and perhaps even learn a life lesson from this experience.

“We had such a great time at the rock climbing course. It was our best anniversary yet! Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport.” -- Ainsley Hunt and Matthew Hamp, Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

"Thank you so much for the wonderful climbing experience with Zen Climb. Raz and his instructors were incredible! So calm, patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging to our students. We thoroughly enjoyed our two days of climbing. Please pass along our thanks and admiration to your staff." -- Laura Magrath, Head Teacher, Grade 6/7 Teacher; outside45, Bowen Island Community School, West Vancouver School District, British Columbia

View more testimonials here.

Pre-requisites: Being able to walk up a flight of stairs independently.

Duration: 6.5 hours in one day (4.5 hours when only one participant shows up and it becomes a private session for this person).

Location in Ontario: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, 7200 Appleby Line, Milton, Ontario

Location in British Columbia: Smok Bluffs Park, 38551 Loggers Ln, Squamish, British Columbia

For more information, please view Itinerary, Facility, Equipment, Preparation and FAQ

Fees: $170/person + tax (HST in Ontario; GST in British Columbia).

Group Registration Discount:

  • $150/person, for 2 people
  • $130/person, for 3-4 people
  • $120/person, for 5-6 people
  • $110/person, for 7-12 people
  • $100/person, for 13-18 people
  • $90/person, for 19 -35 people
  • To look for partners to take this course together, you may post a note on

Please email us your desired date(s).  We will verify the availability of our instructors and confirm your booking. Thanks!

Refresher is available.

Rock Climbing Shoes Rental: $6 pair/person + tax,  If you'd like to rent climbing shoes, please indicate your street shoe size (male size equivalent only) in the Comments section below. For women's to men's shoe size conversion, please click here.


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Booking Conditions:

All participants are required to read, understand and sign this waiver of liability. Those under the age of 18 years must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign their waiver. Those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum age to climb is 6.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation must be made 30 days prior to the start of the program in order to receive a 50% refund.  Otherwise, no refund will be issued.  You may transfer your reservation to another person within one week of the program (course, camp or retreat) start date. The administrative cost for this is $30 per person.

Nature tests us and nurtures us.  Zen Climb may at its sole discretion reschedule or cancel a booked program due to extreme risky weather conditions or other factors justifiable by Zen Climb. In the event of such a cancellation, we will notify you the cancellation the day before the start of the program.  You may reschedule and attend the same or similar course/program within six months or receive a 50% refund. If you did not receive a cancellation call from us, assume the program will run as scheduled.

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