Multi-Pitch Level 1 Course

One of our most popular courses! Take your climbing to the next level, literally, with this online course. Our Multi-Pitch Level 1 course is for anyone with sport or traditional leading experience. In addition to lead climbing experience, participants should be proficient with belaying and basic climbing knots. Our Traditional Climbing course is highly recommended as a prerequisite to our Multi-Pitch Climbing course.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to Our Multi-Pitch Course

    • Welcome to Multi-Pitch

    • Welcome

    • Knot Refresher

    • Pre-Course Survey

  • 02

    Belaying Techniques

    • Belay Techniques

    • Direct anchor belay

    • Test Yourself

  • 03

    Multi-Pitch Anchors

    • Building Multi-Pitch Anchors

    • Anchor Principals

    • Fall Factor + Impact Forces

    • Test Yourself

  • 04

    Transitions and Techniques

    • Efficient Transitions

    • How to manage 2 climbers

    • Test Yourself

  • 05

    Multi-Pitch Descents

    • How to descend a Multi-Pitch Climb

    • Test Yourself

  • 06

    Route Planning

    • Route Planning

    • Test Yourself

  • 07

    Wrap Up

    • Final Quiz

    • Quick Reference

    • We appreciate your feedback!


Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Ross discovered the mountains as a teenager visiting Western Canada's best winter destinations as a sponsored snowboarder. At the age of 16 he was introduced to rock climbing through a local Whistler guide. This experience completely captivated him and opened his eyes to the huge potential the mountains present. In the following years, he completed his certification as an International Mountain Guide. “I feel privileged to be able to work as a mountain guide and look forward to sharing the thrill of the mountains with my guests.” Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli-ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer. @ross_berg_

Ross Berg

IFMGA Mountain Guide


Raised on a guest ranch in the Colorado Rockies, Tucker has spent his entire life leading people efficiently and safely through the mountains. While his early years were spent on horseback and snowmobile, he was introduced to rock climbing in his early twenties and has never looked back. He moved to Squamish with his family in pursuit of earning his ACMG Rock Guide certification and now dedicates himself to ensuring clients have the best possible experience on Squamish's magnificent granite. While he is constantly researching and staying on top of the newest rock climbing equipment, systems and gear, his client testimonies indicate Tucker is most passionate about helping people have an incredible time in the mountains. When he’s not guiding, Tucker can likely be found ski touring with his young daughter in the Coast Mountain backcountry or sipping whiskey on alpine peaks with friends. @tuckeroderick

Tucker Roderick

ACMG apprentice alpine guide, Avalanche instructor