We are pleased to offer courses at one of the best climbing sites in North America, in the Niagara Escarpment near Toronto, Ontario. We offer a have of different courses at the Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area in Milton, Ontario.

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Rattlesnake Point Climbing Courses

BASIC ROCK CLIMBING I
BASIC ROCK CLIMBING II
KIDS BASIC ROCK CLIMBING I
KIDS BASIC ROCK CLIMBING II
INTERMEDIATE ROCK CLIMBING II
INTRODUCTION TO LEAD CLIMBING
CAMP ADVENTURE

ABOUT RATTLESNAKE POINT - In Milton, Ontario, Canada, this Conservation Area is home to spectacular cliffs overlooking Toronto & Lake Ontario. This section of the Niagara Escarpment ranges from 40 to 90 ft. high and is one of several prominent limestone outcroppings along Southern Ontario. It’s home to Canada’s second oldest tree species, the Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis L.). These trees, some exceeding 1800 years, make up the oldest forest in eastern North America. This area is a Mecca for rock climbers, cavers, hikers and all sorts of adventurers. Rattlesnake itself offers a great variety of top-rope climbing, single pitch lead climbing and rappelling options from basic to advanced in difficulty level. Some multi-pitch rock climbing is also available nearby.

BASIC ROCK CLIMBING I

Experience the excitement of rock climbing in this 1 day adventure course. If you’re looking to rock climb and would like to learn “the ropes”, this course is for you!
Offered Friday & Saturday, 9am to 5pm, April to October. See Calendar for dates.

 

BASIC ROCK CLIMBING II

Experience the excitement of rock climbing! Learn the basics in this 2 Day adventure course. We’ll cover safety, equipment, climbing technique, natural history of the area and give you many hours of rock climbing experience. All climbing is done on the spectacular cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment at Rattlesnake Point, Milton Ontario, Canada. No previous experience necessary. All you need is a sense of adventure! Course size is just 10 students with 3 guides, giving you a safe and friendly learning environment with veteran instructors to guide you every step of the way. We provide all the climbing equipment, campsite, instructors and a unique experience that will be yours forever. Offered Friday & Saturday, 9am to 5pm, April to October. See Calendar for dates.

KIDS BASIC ROCK CLIMBING I (Ages 8 & up)

Experience the excitement of rock climbing in this 1 day course.
See Calendar for dates.

 

KID’S BASIC ROCK CLIMBING II (Ages 8 & up)

This is real rock climbing ! Join us. This 2 Day Basic Course covers safety, equipment and gives you hours of supervised rock climbing experience. Climbing is done on the beautiful cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. No previous experience required. Course size is just 10 students with 3-4 guides. Expect lots of individual attention along with a safe and friendly learning environment. Let our experienced instructors guide your child every step of the way. We provide all climbing equipment, campsite, patient instructors and an experience that they will always remember. Parents are welcome too! Offered Fridays & Saturdays, 9am to 5pm, June to August. See Calendar for dates.

 

INTERMEDIATE ROCK CLIMBING II

This 3 day intensive course is designed to teach you to rock climb responsibly on your own by learning how to completely set up Top-Rope systems in a safe and low impact manner in the Niagara Escarpment climbing areas. Instruction includes knots, proper use of safety equipment, construction and placement of top-rope & belay anchor systems, belay principles & methods, climbing skill development and low impact top-roping. Course includes hands on instruction, and a practical exam emphasizing safety and positive environmental ethics for climbing in the natural world. Prerequisite: Some previous outdoor rock climbing experience is required. Course location: Rattlesnake Point in Milton, Ontario, Canada. This 3 day course runs Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 9am to 5pm May to October. Price includes all instruction, climbing equipment, camping fees & hot cocoa. See Calendar for dates.

 

INTRODUCTION TO LEAD CLIMBING

This 4 day intensive course introduces you to lead climbing on the Niagara Escarpment. We review basic skills and top rope systems. We then learn traditional protection placement for top-roping, belaying, rappel anchors and lead climbing. We also cover self rescue, rappel safety systems, and lead climbing methodologies. Course emphasizes climber and belayer safety, and low impact climbing ethics in the natural world. Prerequisite: solid top-rope rock climbing experience. Location: Rattlesnake Point. Price includes: instruction, climbing equipment and climbing fees. 2 students per course. Instructor: Michael Hood. Course is Mon. to Thurs. by appointment. See Calendar for dates.

CAMP ADVENTURE

CAMP ADVENTURE for School & Youth groups Rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and camping, all in just 48 hours! The days are just packed in this unique, action packed educational camp. Looking for something different and exciting? This course is a blend of natural science, native American history, experiential education and high adventure in a non-competitive environment. Groups will enjoy rock climbing and camping at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area and spectacular hiking along the Niagara Escarpment in Milton, Ontario. No experience necessary. We provide all group camping gear, food, climbing equipment, experienced guides and instructors and the experience of a lifetime. We supervise all campers at all times and help your kids see education in a whole new way. For groups of 16 to 30. Call for dates, prices and scholarship information.

 

INTRODUCTION TO RAPPELLING

This 1.5 day specialized course includes training and experience in several different methods of Rappelling as well as self rescue methods, vertical wall and “open air” rappels. Other instruction will include equipment use and procurement, knots, improvised equipment, safety checks, and belaying rappels from above and below. Special attention will be given to safely setting multi anchor systems. Wilderness and urban based situations will be addressed for safety systems and anchor settings. Prerequisite: Intermediate Top Rope Anchor Setting Course I or II or director approval is required. Course location: Rattlesnake Point in Milton, Ontario, Canada. Course is scheduled by appointment only. Enrollment limited to 4. Call for details and available dates.

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