New indoor climbers often get confused and do not know what courses or skills they need to progress to achieve the freedom of the hills. We aim to create a one-stop location of a comprehensive climbing curriculum that trains climbers to progress from indoor to outdoor, from pulling plastics in the gym to crushing rock, snow and ice routes in the mountains and knowing how to care for the environment. Training is run by volunteers with limited spots. Priority will be given to applicants who have future ambitions to volunteer to help out others in VRCG or the climbing community at large. After you complete all the items, contact VRCG to get a ROCKSTAR BATCH as your ROCKSTAR AWARD!
***Rockstar training is not for first time new climbers. You need to be able to consistently top rope 5.9 indoor climbs clean before you apply. If you have never climbed before, please click here for the appropriate pre-training.***
We visualize, through this project, a motivated climber will progress from indoor climbing to crushing classic rock/snow/ice routes such as:
– Ultimate Everything (Squamish) 5.9 A0
– Icy BC (Marble Canyon) WI5
– Yak Peak 5.9 D
– Bugaboos Spire Northeast Ridge 5.8 D-
– Mt. Slesse Northeast Buttress 5.9 TD
One take courses at Rockstar Training and then we provide mentors to match with the prospective Rockstars to refine their skills.
A list of courses for the following items:
– lead belay and falling training (indoor)
– wilderness first aid
– avalanche safety training (AST-1)
– knots, anchor, rappell
– trad climbing
– aid climbing
– rope self-rescue
– crevesse rescue
– ice ciimbing training
– trail maintainence volunteering
VRCG will match you with 1 experienced climber to mentor climbing and safety skills.
***We are always looking for Mentors? If you can volunteer to be a mentor, contact VRCG***