As many of you may know I am a certified ACMG Assistant Rock Guide Instructor,  and I just wanted to point out a couple of dates and camps and clinics you may be interested in.  Some of them are a long way away and some of them are happening this weekend.  So if it’s something you or your friends, or a friend of a friend could be psyched on, please send along this link and we’ll see if we can make it happen.

May 2,  an Introduction to Rock Movement.  This is a one day course where we’ll cover crack climbing, slab climbing, friction, edging, sequencing, body position and technical face skills.

May 3, an Advanced Rock Movement course.  We’ll be covering the same things, but more advanced style, knee drops, proper hip placements, heel hooks, knee bars, advanced sequencing, resting and recovering.

For more information on this and other courses coming up, please contact the Squamish Rock Guides.

Another event worth noting is the Under 25 Climbing Camp, July 5th – 9th in the Bow Valley.  Brought to you by the ACC and MEC.  This is a very cool opportunity to get out of the gym and into the mountains with myself and local alpinist Rob Owens.  As a young climber who started in the gym, I always dreamed of a chance to get out into the Rockies and climb some real stone, so when the opening to be a guide for such an event presented itself, I jumped at the chance to participate.  If you’re looking to take your indoor climbing to the next level and are between the ages of 17 and 25 this may be the week of adventure you’re looking for.  For detailed info, please visit the site.

Andrew Querner pic.

I have to go, there are more projects out there that need to be discovered, and that ain’t going to happen without some good old fashioned, BUSH WHACKING.



  • jay trent

    I’m so jealous of everyone living in America who can go on that camp. We don’t have stuff like that over in Australia that i know of anyway. If you can go then go to it, because I think it would be awesome to be taught by one of the worlds best climbers

  • Sonnie

    Hey Jay,

    Australia rock kicks ass! Thanks for the… enthusiastic comment.

  • jay trent

    Your welcome

  • Gareth

    This is one of the things I love about rock climbing!

    How many other sports (pastimes/lifestyles blah blah)can the average Jo get to train with the best in the world? I mean can you imagine me being able to get David Beckham to teach me how to play football? Would not happen!

    Anyway think about how many of the world’s top climbers offer instruction, we are truly blessed in this respect…

    In the UK for instance I could for a modest fee get one to one instruction with Steve McClure, unbelievable.

    Anyway for my part I want to say a big thanks to all the big name climbers who take the time to give something back. Thanks

    PS Would this be the case if climbers were paid £100,000 a week?? I like to think so!!