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Climbing Schools (US/Canada)

This page contains a list of outdoor climbing schools in the US and Canada with a summary of the types of courses they offer and links to their websites. For detailed information about the courses, including schedules and pricing, click on the name of the school. Please send me any additional schools and I will add them to the list.

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Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement.



Above Ouray Ice & Tower Rock Guides, Ouray, CO

• Basic ice kraft
• Intermediate ice kraft
• Advanced ice kraft
• Ice leader symposium
• Self-rescue course on ice

Acadia Mountain Guides, Orono, ME

• Rock Climbing
• Ice Climbing
• Mountaineering
• Ski Mountaineering
• Avalanche Science
• Private, Semi Private Guiding
• Wilderness Medicine
• AMGA Guide Training
• Adventure Education

Alaska Mountaineering School, Talkeetna, AK

• Avalanche Level I
• Glacier Travel
• Mountaineering 6 Day
• Mountaineering 12 Day
• Advanced Mountaineering
• Mountain Guide's
• Wilderness Trek
• Wilderness Hike
• Wilderness Expedition
• Wilderness First Responder
• Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Alpine Ascents International, AK, WA

Level I Courses & Climbs
• 3-Day Mount Rainier Climb Our signature program.
• 7-Day Mount Rainier Training Course Complete Glacier Training.
• Denali Preparation/Winter Mountaineering.
• 6-Day Mountaineering Our Most Popular Course.
• 13-Day Mountaineering Our Most Demanding Course.
• Backpacking/Wilderness Navigation.
• Rock Climbing for Mountaineers.
• Mount Baker Summit Climb.
Level II Courses & Climbs
• Mount Rainier Emmons Glacier Climb.
• Mount Rainier Kautz Glacier Climb.
• 8-Day Mountaineering Complex challenges for Level I Graduates.
• Ice Climbing Further development in Ice Climbing for Level I Graduates.
• Mount Adams Climb 4-Day Climb for Level I Graduates or equivalent.
• Mount Shuksan Climb 3-Day Climb for Level I Graduates or equivalent.
Alaska Level I Courses
• 6-Day Mountaineering Our Most Popular Course.
• 12-Day Mountaineering Intensive Introduction to Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue in the Alaska Range.
Alaska Level II Courses
• 8-Day Mountaineering Complex challenges for Level I Graduates in the Alaska Range.
• Alpine Rock Rock & Ice Instruction for Level I Graduates in Little Switzerland.

American Alpine Institute, Bellingham, WA

• 3-Day Glacier Skills Course / Mt. Rainier Prep
• Alaska Mountaineering - Denali Prep
• Alpine Ice Climbing
• Alpine Mountaineering and Technical Leadership - Part 1
• Alpine Mountaineering and Technical Leadership - Part 2
• Alpine Mountaineering and Technical Leadership - Part 3
• Alpinism 1 - Intro
• Alpinism 2 - Intermediate
• American Alpine Institute - Womens Programs
• Denali Prep Course - Cascades
• Expedition Training Program
• Girls on Ice: Mountaineering and Glacier Science
• Ice Climbing (Waterfall) - Sierra and Rockies
• Sierra Alpine Mountaineering and Leadership Course
• Sierra Intro to Mountaineering
• St. Elias Range Alpine Mountaineering and First Ascents
• WEA National Standards Program - North Cascades Expedition
• WEA Professional Short Course - North Cascades
• Winter Mountaineering - Sierra and Rockies
• Avalanche Course - Level 1
• Avalanche Course - Level 2
• Backcountry Skiing - Mount Baker Area
• Private Instruction
• Guided trips

Arizona Climbing and Adventure School, Carefree, AZ

Climbing Courses
• Beginner rock
• Intermediate rock
• Lead rock
• Bouldering
• Rappelling and anchors
Development Courses
• Mind/Body/Spirit
• Youth courses
• Team building
Adventure Courses
• Backpacking trips
• Climbing trips
• Kayaking trips
• Hiking
Workshops
• Backpacking 101
• Map and compass
• GPS
• Adventure racing

Canada West Mountain School, British Columbia, Canada

Summer Courses
Squamish Rock
• Rock Intro day
• Rock I - Outdoor climbing
• Rock II - Anchors
• Rock III - Lead
• Multi-pitch Leading
• Rock Rescue
Mountaineering Courses
• Mountain Skill Essentials
• Complete Mountaineering
• Alpine Skills Week
• Intermediate Mountaineering
• Advanced Mountaineering
• Complete Alpine Experience
Hiking Courses and Trips
• Mountain Navigation
• Backpacking
• Wilderness Survival

Winter Courses
Avalanche Safety Training
• Avalanche clinic
• Weekend Avalanche
• Whistler Avalanche
• Advanced Avalanche
Ski Touring Trips & Courses
• Weekend Ski Touring
• Winter snow-camping
Telemark & XC Skiing Courses & Certification
• Backcountry Clinics
• CANSI program
Winter Ice Climbing & Mountaineering
• Ice essentials
• Advanced Ice
• Winter Alpine climbing
Winter Leadership skills

Colorado Climbing School, Colorado Springs, CO

• Intro To Rock Climbing
• Anchor Building Class
• Top Rope Setup Class
• Lead Climbing Clinic
• Intro To Ice Climbing
• Intro To Lead Ice Climbing

Colorado Mountain Club, Golden/Carbondale/Grand Junction/Boulder, CO

• 101 Fly Fishing School
• 101 Fly Tying School
• 101 Wilderness Trekking School
• 102 Backpacking School
• 102 Fly Tying School
• 111 Avalanche School
• 120 Basic Winter Camping
• 130 Beginner Rock Climbing Seminar
• 141 Cross-Country Ski School
• 150 First Aid Courses
• 160 Leadership Seminars
• 170 Wilderness Survival School
• 201 Basic Mountaineering School
• 201 Fly Tying School
• 241 Telemark Ski School
• 301 Trad Lead Climbing School
• 181/381 High Altitude Mountaineering Seminar/School
• 361 Alpine Touring/Ski Mountaineering School
• 401 Technical Ice Climbing School

EMS Climb, CT, MA, NH, NY, PA, RI

Mountaineering Programs
• Basic, Ropes, axes, crampons and stuff
• Intermediate
• 3 Day Mountaineering
• Mt Washington Ascents
• Alpine Gully Climb
• Avalanche
• Glacier Skills
• Ski Stuff Back country tree dodging
• Full moon ascents
• Overnight Mountaineering Programs
Ice Climbing
• Basic Ice Climbing
• Intermediate Programs
• Private Lessons
• Guided Climbs
• Mixed Climbing
Overnight Programs
• Mt Washington Observatory
• Snowshoe Overnight
• 2 Day Workshop
• 3 Day Workshop
• Lafayette Traverse
• 3 Day Northern Summits
• Presi Range Traverse
• Full moon ascents

Exum Mountain Guides, Moose, WY

• Multi-Pitch Mountaineering Levels I and II (Basic and Intermediate schools)
• Advanced Rock School
• Snow Schools
• One-Day Climbs
• Grand Teton Climbs
• Grand Teton One-Day Ascents
• One-Day Teton Peak Ascents
• Mount Moran Climbs
• Teton Seven Summits Program
• Teton Traverse
• Cloudveil Traverse
• Cathedral Traverse
• Grand Traverse
• Alpine Mountaineering Seminars
• Three-Day Peak Skiing Program
• Five-Day Ski and Snowboard Mountaineering Courses
• Gannett Peak Climbs
• Women That Rock
• City of Rocks
• Devils Tower
• The Needles, South Dakota
• Sinks Canyon and Wild Iris

Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School, Brevard, NC

Rock and Ice Climbing
• Teens Rock Climbing Summer Camp
• First Time Rock Climbing Trips
• Advanced Guided Trips
• Multipitch Climbing Trips
• School and Church Group Climbing
• Boy and Girl Scout Rock Climbing
• Aid Climbing
• Ice Climbing Trips in North Carolina
• Ice Climbing Trips in the North East
Rock Climbing
• Rock Climbing 101
• Single Pitch Rescue
• Lead Climbing
• Multipitch Rescue
• Multipitch Lead
• Aid Climbing
• Rock Climbing Instructor Workshop
• Introduction to Ice Climbing New for 2007!
• Intermediate Ice Climbing
AMGA Courses and Certificates
• AMGA Top Rope Site Manager Course
• AMGA Top Rope Site Manager Exam
• AMGA Top Rope Site Manager Recertification
• AMGA Rock Instructor Course
Wilderness Medical Courses
• Wilderness Advanced First Aid
• Wilderness Advanced First Responder
• Wilderness Advanced First Responder Recert

Front Range Climbing Co. Colorado Springs, CO

• Introduction to rock climbing
• Intermediate rock climbing
• Lead climbing
• Ice climbing

Granite Arches Climbing Guides, GA, VA, WV, NC, TN, SC

• Rock climbing
• Ice climbing
• Self rescue
• Wilderness medicine

International Mountain Climbing School, North Conway, NH

Winter Programs
• Ice Climbing
• Mountaineering
• Ski Mountaineering
• Avalanche Courses
Rock Climbing Programs
• 1-Day Intro
• 3-Day Basic
• 1-Day Rock Anchors & Protection Clinic
• 2-Day Intermediate
• 2-Day Advanced
• 3-Day Rock Leader
• 2-Day Rock Self Rescue
• 2-Day Crevasse Rescue
• IMCS Top Rope Set Up
• AMGA Top Rope Site Managers Certification
• AMGA Rock Instructors Course
• Intro to Aid Climbing
• Advanced Aid Climbing
• Big Wall Course
• 6-Day Youth Rock Camp
• 1-Day Family Rock
• 3-Day Family Rock
• 1-Day Young Family Rock
• Cranmore Summer Camp

International Wilderness Leadership School, Haines, AK

Mountaineering
• Alaska Mountaineering; Leadership & Guide Training Course
• North Cascades Mountaineering; Leadership & Guide Training Course
• North Cascades Rock Climbing; Leadership Course
• High Sierras Mountaineering; Leadership & Guide Training Course
• High Sierras Rock Climbing; Leadership Course
• Utah Rock Climbing; Leadership Course
• Utah Rock & Ice Climbing; Leadership Course
• Aconcagua Expedition; Leadership & Guide Training Course
• Mexico Volcano Mountaineering & Rock Climbing; Leadership & Guide Training Course
• Ecuador Mountaineering; Leadership & Guide Training Course
Ski/Snowboard Mountaineering
• Alaska Ski & Snowboard Mountaineering; Leadership & Guide Training Course
• North Cascades Ski & Snowboard Mountaineering; Leadership & Guide Training Course
• High Sierras Ski & Snowboard Mountaineering; Leadership & Guide Training Course
Backpacking
• Yukon Backpacking and Whitewater; Leadership and Guide Training Course
• Yukon Backpacking and Canoeing; Leadership and Guide Training Course
• Copper Canyon Backpacking; Leadership & Guide Training Course
• Nepal Backpacking; Leadership and Guide Training Course
• Patagonia Backpacking; Leadership & Guide Training Course
• Mt Kilimanjaro & East Africa Backpacking; Leadership & Guide Training Course
• Utah Backpacking and Canyoneering; Leadership and Guide Training Course

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, Jackson Hole, WY

• Ice Climbing
• Kids/Teens
• Rock Climbing
• Wilderness First Aid
• Winter Classes

Mountain Madness, Austin, TX

• Rock Climbing 1-A
• Rock Climbing 1-B
• Rock Climbing 2
• Girls Rock
• Anchor Classes
• Girls Jam
• Limestone Madness
• Classic Cracks
• Advanced Climbing
• Lead Climbing
• Private Lessons

Mountain Madness, Seattle, WA

Level 1 No previous experience necessary
• Introduction to Mountaineering
• Glacier Mountaineering Course
• Alpine Climbing Course - 8-Day
• Alpine Climbing Course – 13 Day
• Alpine Leadership Program
Level 2 Intro, GMC or equivalent required
• Beyond Basic
• Expedition Training Course - North Cascades
• Alpine Ice Climbing Course
• Advanced Alpine Course
Level 3 Domestic Expeditions to the Pickets, Waddington
• Picket Range Expedition
• Waddington Expedition
Rock Climbing
• Intro to Rock Climbing
• Intermediate Rock Climbing
• Alpine Rock Seminar Matterhorn Training
• Washington Pass Weekends
• Smith Rocks Seminar

National Outdoor Leadership School, AZ, AK, UT, WA, WY, Yukon

Rocky Mountains
• Semester in the Rockies (some sections)
• Wind River Mountaineering
• Gannett Peak Mountaineering (Alumni only)
Pacific Northwest
• Semester in the Pacific Northwest
• North Cascades Mountaineering
• Waddington Range Mountaineering
• Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator - Mountaineering
Alaska
• Semester in Alaska (some sections)
• Alaska Mountaineering
• Denali Mountaineering (alumni only)
Yukon
• Semester in the Yukon

Northwest Mountain School, Leavenworth, WA

• Rock Climbing Fundamentals
• Introduction to Lead Climbing
• Rock Rescue
• Intro to Private Guiding
• Beginning Climbers and Skiers
• Intermediate Climbers and Skiers
• Advanced Climbers and Skiers
• Women's Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Seminar

Outdoor Wilderness Leadership School, Bozeman, MT

• Outdoor Climbing Basic Skills
• Intensive weekend
• Top Rope Anchor Systems
• Self-rescue
• Comprehensive Learn-to-Lead
• Private Guiding
• AMGA Top Rope Site Manager Course
• Avalanche Safety
• Ski Mountaineering
• Instructor Development Courses
• Wilderness First Responder
• Wilderness - EMT
• Wilderness First Responder Refresher Course

Pro Guiding Service, North Bend, WA

• Advanced Navigation
• AIARE Avalanche Course Level 1
• AIARE Avalanche Course Level 2
• Advanced Beacon Search
• Intro to Ski Touring
• Women's Introduction to Ski Touring
• Ski Mountaineering in Whistler
• Steep Skiing Clinic in Whistler BC
• Ice Climbing and Mixed Climbing
• Alpine Ice Course on Mount Baker
• Spearhead Traverse Educational
• Mt. Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb
• Mixed Mountaineering in North Cascades National Park
• Intro to Rock Climbing
• Women's Intro to Rock Climbing
• Rock Skills Station
• Advanced Rock Climbing
• Trad Rock Course
• Kid's Rock Climbing
• Advanced Kid's Rock

Rainier Mountaineering, Inc., Ashford, WA

One Day
• Mountaineering School
• Crevasse Rescue School
Seminars
• Expedition Skills Seminar – Muir
• Expedition Skills Seminar – Mount Adams
• Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons
• Expedition Skills Seminar – Kautz
• Expedition Skills Seminar – Winter

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, Salida, CO

Rock Climbing Instruction
• Beginner
• Transition - Top Rope Emphasis
• Transition - Lead Climbing Emphasis
• Intermediate
• Advanced
• Guided Rock Climbs
• Kid's & Teen's Climbing Programs

Shasta Mountain Guides, Mt Shasta, CA

• Basic and Intermediate Mountaineering
• Glacier Seminar I: Introduction to Mountaineering
• Glacier Seminar II: Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue
• Glacier Seminar III: Alpine Climbing Seminar
• Denali Prep Course
• Guided climbs of Mt Shasta

Sierra Mountain Guides, Bishop, CA

• Avalanche School
• Backpacking
• Map & Compass
• Backcountry Skiing
• Guide Training
• Ice Climbing
• Mountaineering Skills Seminars
• Rock Climbing School
• Snow Travel
• Snow Anchors and Crevasse Rescue

San Juan Mountain Guides, Durango, CO

Rock Climbing Courses
• Basic Rock: Rock 101
• Rock Rescue: Rock 202
• Intermediate Rock--Climbing Technique: Rock 201
• Desert Rock Clinic: Rock 302
• Advanced Techniques Course: Rock 301
Ice Climbing Courses
• 2 Day Introduction to Waterfall Ice Climbing
• 2 Day Steep Ice Climbing Course
• 4 Day Lead Climbing & Multi-Pitch Tactics Seminar
• Private Instruction
• 3 Day Mixed Climbing Seminar
Spring/Summer Mountaineering Courses
• 3 Day Introduction to Alpine Climbing
• 5 Day Alpine Climbing Seminar
• 10 Day Alpine Climbing Leadership
Winter Mountaineering Courses
• Introduction to Winter Alpine Mountaineering
• Denali/Alaska Expedition Preparatory Course
• Private Custom Courses
Avalanche Courses
• Level 1: Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain
• Level 2: Analyzing Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard

Sangre de Cristo Mountaineering School, Westcliff, CO

• Alpine mountaineering
• Rock climbing

Seneca Rocks Climbing School, Seneca Rocks, WV

• Comprehensive Basic
• Women's Comprehensive Basic
• Intermediate Climbing
• Learning to Lead
• Self Rescue
• Private Guiding
• Direct Aid Climbing
• Anchor Building Seminar

Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides, Seneca Rocks, WV

• Basic Rockcraft
• Intermediate Rockcraft
• Learning to Lead
• Self Rescue
• Rockcraft Seminars

SWS Mountain Guides, Mt. Shasta, CA

• Avalanche Courses Level I & Level II
• Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel
• Survival for Backpackers
• Backpacking Yosemite & The High Sierra
• Sierra Nevada Mountaineering
• Backcountry Ski Lessons, Tours, Descents, & Camps
• Backcountry Snowboarding Lessons, Tours, Descents, & Camps
• Custom Courses & Private Instruction

Sylvan Rocks, Hill City, SD

• Discover Climbing Adventure
• Basic Rock Instruction
• Intermediate Rock Instruction
• Multi-Day Packages
• Advanced Courses
• Guiding
• Group Options

Timberline Mountain Guides, Bend, OR

• Basic Snow Climbing (1 Day)
• Advanced Snow Climbing (1 Day)
• Crevasse Rescue (1 Day)
• Ice Climbing (1 Day)

Total Climbing, Estes Park, CO

100-Level Courses – Introduction
• Rock Climbing
• Ice Climbing
• Mountaineering
• Ski Mountaineering
200-Level Courses – Basic Competence
• Rock Climbing
• Ice Climbing
• Mountaineering
• Ski Mountaineering
300-Level Courses – Advanced Competence
• Rock Climbing
• Ice Climbing
• Mountaineering
• Ski Mountaineering
400-Level Courses – Independence
• Rock Climbing
• Ice Climbing
• Mountaineering
• Ski Mountaineering
600-Level Courses – Professional Training
• AMGA Top Rope Site Manager
• AMGA Rock Instructor Course
• AMGA Alpine Guide Course

Vertical Adventures, Joshua Tree (CA)

One day Courses
• Basic rock climbing
• Intermediate one
• Rescue basics
Two-day Courses
• 2-day rockcraft seminar
• 2-day anchoring & climbing
• 2-day leading
• 2-day rock technique
Multi-day Packages
• 3-day rockcraft
• 3-day leading & rescue
• 4-day rockcraft
• 4-day anchoring & leading
• 5-day anchoring, leading & rescue
Advanced Courses
• Top rope site manager course
• Big wall seminar
• Peter Croft and Bob Gaines Joshua Tree rock climbing weekend
• Peter Croft sport climbing at Owens Gorge
• Technical training
• Stunt coordination

Vertical Heartland, Buncombe, IL

• Basic Rock Climbing
• Beyond Basic Rocking Climbing
• Lead Climbing Course

Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, Canmore, Alberta Canada

Rock Climbing
• Rock Evolution Course
• Private Programs
• Multi-pitch Climbs
• Scrambling Skills Course
• Rock Rescue
• Rock Transition
• Trad Rock Systems
• Hot Rock
• Multi-pitch Climbs On demand at all levels
• Private Instruction & Rock Guiding
Mountaineering
• Snow and Ice Long Weekend
• Intro to Mountaineering
• Private Guiding & Instruction
• Wapta Ice Hike
• Mount Athabasca Ascents
• Scrambling Skills
• Yoho Peaks
• Intro to Alpine Ice ... Columbia Icefields
• Bugaboos Granite
• Lake Louise Classics
• Mount Athabasca Ascents
• Mount Assiniboine Ascents
• Mount Robson
• Mexican Volcano Expedition
• Private Guiding & Instruction
3-month Mountaineering and Outdoor Leadership
• Canadian Semesters
• Canada-New Zealand Semester
Avalanche Course
• Introductory Recreational Avalanche Course (AST 1)
• Advanced Recreational Avalanche Course (AST 2) - ROGERS PASS
• Advanced Recreational Avalanche Course (AST 2) - CANMORE / CALGARY
• Private Avalanche Training
Ice Climbing
• Daily Instruction
• Basic Ice Wee
• Ice Evolution
• Private Programs
• Guided Climbs
• Advanced Ice Systems
• Hot Ice
• Mixed Climbing
• Guided Climbs
• Private Instruction

Yosemite Mountaineering School, Yosemite National Park (CA)

• Hiking
• Backpacking
• Cross-country Skiing
• Snowshoeing
• Climbing

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