2. Rock Climbing Workshops Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd & Area


An ACMG Rock Guide will be in the North from July 11th-14th teaching climbing courses, and leading a trip to Williston Lake.

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Untamed Tours Inc is offering something new:

Untamed Outdoor Education

Rock Climbing has been a passion of ours, but without proper certified guides to teach in the North we haven’t been able to offer climbing courses…until now!

We have teamed up with ACMG Apprentice Climbing Guide, Ethan Woodside. We met Ethan last summer when he lead our two groups through the Fox Via Ferrata in Nordegg. His cool demeanor, dry humor and willingness to work with our group’s challenges stood out and we are thrilled to invite Ethan to the Peace Country to offer a variety of rock climbing courses. 

Ethan has earned a reputation for putting up new routes, a number of first ascents and an eagerness to introduce new people to climbing. See his Instagram handle @woodside.ethan


Experiential Rock Climbing, 1 day, Tumbler Ridge, BC 9am – 4pm(ish)
  • Try outdoor rock climbing at the local Tumbler Ridge crag, Foehn Wall.  No prior experience needed
  • Minimal instructional component, but an amazing experience for guests
  • Safe and welcoming environment for beginners
  • Suitable for ages 14+
  • Gear rentals available
 Intro to Rock Climbing, 1 day, Tumbler Ridge BC 9am -4pm(ish) 
  • Outdooor rock climbing skills to start your journey or increase your skills in top rope climbing.
  • Tying in and belaying.
  • Anchor building as time permits
 Transition to Outdoor Climbing/Lead Climbing 1-2 days Tumbler Ridge & Chetwynd, BC 9am-5pm(ish)
  • Sport climbing only
  • Lead techniques
  • Anchor cleaning
  • Anchor building
  • Prepares climbers to go on their own in established sport climbing areas
 Intro to Trad Climbing 2 days Tumbler Ridge & Chetwynd, BC 9am-5pm(ish)
  • Introduction to traditional climbing equipment of all types and breakdown of strengths and weaknesses of the different components.
  • Passive VS. Active protection
  • Lead protection strategies
  • Mock leads to gain experience and coaching
  • Pitons, what they are and how we use them
Skills for Big Mountains 2+ days Tumbler Ridge Area (long days, early starts and late finishes) 

Day 1: Introduction to traditional climbing equipment and its use in the mountain environment

  • What it is, how much we need, when we need 1, 2, or 3 piece anchors
  • Coaching gear placements, mock leads
  • Overview of natural protection such as trees, rock horns, boulders, body belays
  • Piton work
  • Rappelling

Day 2: Moving through moderate terrain & short pitching (this will happen at a controlled area where we can move up and down short sections of 3,4 & 5th class terrain without high exposure)

  • Coiling the rope on the body, different rope lengths for different applications
  • How to short pitch a “crux” or steep section
  • Different belay techniques
  • Rappels/downclimbing in exposed terrain
  • Building rappel anchors to leave behind


Bringing up guides to the North is a big undertaking with guides traveling a long way to arrive in the region. For this reason, we would like to see either full payment or a 25% booking commitment for each course to hold your spot. Course registrations will close June 5th of 2024. This gives the guide time to book other work if courses don’t fill up. If you would like to put down a deposit, the team will send you an invoice with a payment schedule. You must reach out via email if you need this option. 


Deposits will be non-refundable and full payment will be due June 5th. You are welcome to transfer your course/trip to another person, sell it on FB but we cannot offer refunds for these events. Commitment from guests is key to the success of our small Tour Operation. 


Refunds will be provided if for any reason Untamed Tours has to cancel the course or of we do not get enough registrations to run courses. June 5th is our decision day. After June 5th, if we are running courses, refunds will not be provided. You CAN transfer your spot to someone else. 


Williston Lake Climbing Trip – see SHOP

July 15th – 19th 2024

This is an experience of a lifetime! 

We have a 10 person charter board secured, a place to backcountry camp, and a certified ACMG Rock Guide to lead & guide small groups. 


Additional information

Choose your workshop

Request a Payment Plan, July 13th Experiential Rock Climbing, July 14th Intro to Rock Climbing, July 9/10 Lead Climbing, July 11th Sport & Intro to Trad, July 6/7/8 Big Mountain Skills


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