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Rock Climbing for Beginners offered in Fort St. John

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The Workforce Training Department at the Fort St. John Campus of Northern Lights College is offering a unique weekend course for anyone interested in learning how to rock climb.

The goal of the course, which will be offered Aug. 16-18, is to provide hands-on instruction and practice in the fundamental core climbing skills for the beginning or aspiring rock climber. Students will finish the course with a solid foundation of climbing techniques, and an appreciation and understanding of the larger issues involved in climbing:

  • the environment,
  • climbing ethics,
  • access,
  • the grading system,
  • potential objective dangers, and
  • the correct use of climbing equipment (climbing harness, rope controllers/belay devices, ropes, carabineers, protection and sling).

Students must provide their own climbing shoes. To purchase shoes, go to


Friday, Aug. 16 @ Fort St. John Campus, 6-9 pm
Saturday, Aug. 17 @ Fort St. John Campus, 9 am-12 noon
Sunday, Aug. 18 @ Climb Location (west of Chetwynd), 9 am-4 pm


$650 (tuition includes ropes/gear and two meals)


Contact the Workforce Training Department, Fort St. John Campus
Toll-free: 1-866-463-6652
Phone: 250-785-6981
FAX: 250-787-8961