Climbing at Lighthouse Park
Spend the day with a Guide on the sea cliffs in West Vancouver. Climb above the ocean as killer whales and harbour seals frolic in the water below. Register Now!
Alpine Rock on Widow Maker Arete 5.9
Alpine rock climbing in Vancouver's backyard! Riding the gondola up and down Grouse Mountain gives a European feel to this climb. The climb finishes on the summit of Crown Mountain with views over the City. Register Now!
Sport Climbing - Tunnel Point
Tunnel Point is Vancouver's premiere hard sport crag. It's a playground for climbers to test themselves on gently overhanging cliffs above Howe Sound. Photo: Jamie Finlayson. Register Now!
Multi-pitch - Capilano Classic 11a
"Capilano Classic is a Vancouver climbers rites of passage", says the Vancouver Rock Climbing guidebook author, Rich Wheater (pictured here). A fun 3 pitch climb in the lush Capilano Canyon. Register Now!
Coastal Alpine Rock Mt. Harvey - Pup Buttress 5.10a
Pup Buttress is a classic coastal alpine adventure. It is a full day of hiking, rock climbing, and descending. Views from the route and the top are fantastic. Register Now!
Sport Climbing - Sully's Hangout
Located in North Vancouver, just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver! A super fun playground of well bolted sport climbs ranging from 5.7 - 5.13. Photo: Rich Wheater. Register Now!
Alpine Rock on Mt. Harvey - Harvey's Ramp 4th
The North Ramp of Mt. Harvey is not only a super fun introduction to alpine rock climbing, it is used as the approach to Pup Buttress and leads to the summit of Mt. Harvey with 360 degree panoramic views south to Vancouver and north to Whistler. Register Now!
Alpine Rock - Harvey's Pup 10a
Full view of Pup Buttress with the climbing route ascending on the right side of the left, shaded face. Register Now!
Sunset over Howe Sound
After a day of rock climbing at Tunnel Point, the views over Howe Sound at sunset are magical.
Sport Climbing - Copper Cove
Seaside climbing at its best! Even the approach and some routes are dependant on tides. Moderate sport climbs with a sunny, ocean vista 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. (Purchase: 1 Day Sport Climbing)
North East Buttress of West Lion 5.6
A big day in the coastal alpine. This 10 pitch route will test your endurance.
Antisocial Media 5.13b
ACMG Guide, Brent Nixon, making the first ascent of Vancouver's first 5.13 at Sully's Hangout. Photo: Rich Wheater.
Vancouver Mountain Guides (VMG) has developed 3 levels of course. Each level of course builds on skills learned in the previous course so you can easily progress from gym climber to multi-pitch lead climber. Choose your level:
Climbers that want to focus on sport climbing, VMG has a course dedicated to that skill:
VMG teaches advanced rock courses for more seasoned lead climbers:
Every multi-pitch climber should take the Rescue Rock course. For climbers aspiring to climb big walls, you need to take Aid Rock!
ACMG Certified instructors use a 5 part teaching model to convey knowledge of technical skills:
VMG guides are all certified and registered with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Click the link below to learn more!
Vancouver Mountain Guides (VMG) are the official guides of the Vancouver Rock Climbing Group (VRCG).