Rockies Rock – A Climbing Tour of the Canadian Rockies
Rockies Rock focuses on the awesome climbing in the heart of the Canadian Rockies! You’ll experience the high quality sport climbing that surrounds the charming town of Canmore and also climb classics on outstanding quartzite in the spectacular setting of Lake Louise. Experience the majesty of the Rockies with 6 eligible climbing days!
Alternate Date: August 23rd – August 30th
See Conscious Climbing package for details
Best Travel Arrangements are to fly in and out of Calgary.
Early Bird Discount of 10% is available until April 1st. Taxes not included.
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The Rockies is one of the most iconic mountain ranges in the world and you’ll know why when you approach. Breathtaking in this case doesn’t happen to be cliché. You pair the incredible setting with an endless amount of wicked climbing and you end up with a week of awesomeness!
Canmore is a classic mountain town surrounded by awe inspiring peaks; you’ll fall in love with the laid back vibe. There are climbing crags everywhere you look and with the abundance of rock, new routes are continuously getting developed. The climbing style is all-encompassing, from highly technical slab, to pocketed overhanging jug hauls. Canada’s strongest climbers come to Canmore to find out where they stand, come test yourself!
Lake Louise is a stunning postcard setting who’s beauty is rivaled only by the excellent climbing! The rock is a solid quartzite that is perfect for placing trad gear, although there is no shortage of sport routes. Once you bypass the crowds of tourists taking pictures of the Lake, you often find quiet walls and lots of classics to choose from. With 4 days in Lake Louise you’ll have ample time to get your project on. If you want some diversity, we’ll head to one of the nearby upper crags for great climbing and killer views.
We got you covered on this trip. All local transportation is provided as we travel around in comfortable company vehicles. At both destinations we’ll be staying at campgrounds in spacious group tents and sleeping on comfortable, twin size, inflatable mattresses. Don’t worry about cooking, our staff will be preparing hearty and delicious meals for breakfast and dinner so you’ll have plenty of energy for big climbing days. At night you get to kick back around the fire and get to know your climbing partners from all over the world.
Can’t climb for 6 days straight? Who can!?! We’ll find some entertainment for you when you want a rest day.
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Get amped for this trip and come see why the Rockies rock! You worry about sending, we’ll take care of the rest!
We provide the majority of required gear to save you the burden of travelling with a load of luggage. We will provide: Climbing Gear
- Traditional gear – camalots, nuts
- Anchor kits
- Crash pads
- Guide Books
- Sleeping Bags
- Inflatable mattresses
- Camp chairs
- All dining utensils
You will be required to bring:
- Climbing Harness
- Preferred belay device
- Shoes: multiple climbing shoes if you like to mix it up, tough hiking shoes, comfortable footwear for at the camp or down days
- Water Bottle
With the diversity in environments you’ll be required to bring a wide range of clothing for all weather conditions. Even on the warmest of days it can still get chilly in mountains, especially at night time. For you to bring:
- Touque (beanie, warm hat)
- Brimmed hat to protect from the sun
- Sunscreen – nobody wants a sunburn
- Gloves for belaying and around camp
- Multiple leg layers – important to manage body temperature
- Multiple upper layer – important to manage body temperature
- Rain gear – waterproof jacket, waterproof pants
- Headlamp – essential for navigating around camp
Pre-Trip – Day 1
All guests will convene at an arranged meeting spot and we’ll make our way to the campground.
Canmore – Day 2, 3, 4
In Canmore we’ll visit some of the many local crags and experience the majesty of the Rockies. Camping will take place in Banff National Park.
Lake Louise – Day 5, 6, 7
Place gear or clip bolts on quality quartzite at one of the world’s most iconic lakes. Valley camping surrounded by massive peaks.
The tour ends on this day. We can return you to either Banff or Canmore and you can continue your travels from here.
In a perfect world we wouldn’t have to worry about these details, but we all know that misfortunes can occur. We highly recommend that our guests are well protected by acquiring coverage for both Medical and Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance.
Emergency Medical Expenses Insurance:
It is advised that all our guests purchase medical travellers insurance in case of an emergency. There is no fee for rescue within the national and provincial parks however services such as air and ground transportation and additional medical services can be expensive.
Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance:
Unforeseen events involving health, family members, business, travel complications or other circumstances can drastically alter your plans. For these reasons, we suggest purchasing trip interruption insurance.
Liability Waiver – All guests will be required to sign this before commencing the trip. Download Here
The Fine Print
All prices are in Canadian dollars and do not include the 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST). All listed prices are for 2019 only.
Methods and Schedule of Payment
We accept all major credit cards. If there are any complications we can discuss alternate methods of payment.
Schedule of Payment
- All trips require a deposit of 40% at the time of booking.
- Full payment is due 6 weeks before trip departure. Failure to pay balance by this date may result in forfeiting your spot on the tour without refund of initial deposit.
- Full payment must be made for bookings within 6 weeks of the departure date.
- Group bookings will be subject to different conditions and scheduling.
Cancellation and Refund Policies
If for some reason Hedon Rock Tours should need to cancel a tour your payment will be refunded in full. If you cannot participate in a tour that you have booked and do not have cancellation insurance in place, the following terms will apply:
- A full refund will made within 24 hours of booking, provided that the booking was made more than 2 weeks in advance.
- Cancellations within 8 weeks of tour departure will forfeit the deposit.
- Cancellations within 6 weeks will forfeit the full amount.
- We will accept substitute participants in the event that you cannot make the tour.
- All cancelations must be received by Hedon Rock Tours in writing at email@example.com
It may happen that we run into some unruly weather. If the rain is persistent we will have to alter our original itinerary. We cannot guarantee that we will hit all the scheduled destinations but with enough micro climates on the tour we should be able to find dry rock.