The BC program focuses on recreational and social climbing, both at local indoor gyms in the Lower Mainland as well as outdoor locations throughout the region. More specifically, our sessions are a combination of coaching and social climbing. Typically, climbers can expect to share the experience with volunteers who span diverse backgrounds and skill sets, such as healthcare professionals, student volunteers, rock guides, and recreational climbers. In addition, we can provide custom climbing programs to other organizations, offer training and information sessions, and collaborate on research, including pilot and case studies in order to continue improving our knowledge of the benefits of climbing.
CACS works with local gyms and University Access groups to offer year-round climbing, rain or shine, at some of the best facilities in B.C. We actively help gyms learn how to support our participants and work in conjunction with ACMG instructors and gym staff to create programs that are suited to our climbers.
Our indoor sessions are lively and social with our awesome volunteers and gym staff (3-1 ratio) working to introduce people to the vertical world. Never worn a harness? Wonder how it works? The indoor program helps to give participants a stepping stone to see what we do in a low barrier environment all the way up to helping you train for that first ascent on a big wall. We love pulling plastic as much as we do rock. So, join us.
CACS aims big! We have strong and supportive relationships with professional guides from Canada West Mountain School. Our sessions feature these guides, our team of fantastic volunteers, and incredible locations.
Our outdoor sessions are fun, friendly and inclusive. We select locations to match ability while ensuring a ‘real’ rock climbing experience, while always keeping it safe and engaging.
In addition, we have been working with Treeline Women’s Festival, and Arc’teryx Climbing Academy by offering adaptive climbing clinics. This encourages others to share in our belief for a more inclusive and accessible climbing community.
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Please connect with us if you are interested in either climbing, volunteering, collaborating, or to support us in some way.