There are a number of groups in the region that offer new climbers an opportunity to learn the sport from experienced climbers. These groups also provide the opportunity for experienced users to find a group of like minded individuals that are good at holding rope. Climbing area access is continually being threatened by land owners or government agencies. As a result a number of groups have began that provide services necessary to fight these restrictions. Ask how you can help or give them a donation!
With over 800 members, the Calgary section is one of the largest sections of the ACC.
The section offers mountaineering trips of all kinds, (backcountry
skiing, ice climbing, rock climbing, and alpine climbing). We also
subsidize weekend courses throughout the year covering the full range of
mountaineering skills. The Calgary section is very involved in regional
access and environment issues, primarily focussed on the Bow Valley,
the National Parks, and Kananaskis Country, and the section offers a
chance to meet other individuals with similar interests. To take advantage of the many outstanding activities and courses organized by Calgary Section volunteer committees, see here for more details.
With the Canadian Rockies at their back door, members of the Rocky Mountain Section participate in a wide range of activities all year round. Whether it's hiking, scrambling, rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, cross-country ski or ski touring, the Alpine Club of Canada's Rocky Mountain Section has it all !
_The CMC plans a number of formal and informal social events to allow
its members to meet. Occasionally, we plan events to get our members out
climbing together, but normally we are just a vehicle to allow members
to make their own plans. Originally, the CMC was the meeting point of
Canada's top climbers who gathered together to plan expeditions, plot
potential first ascents and discuss the advancement of their chosen
sport. Today, it still provides this function but also serves as a
means for new climbers to meet.
_The purpose of the Climbers' Access Society is to provide and
preserve public access for climbers to the montane and alpine regions as
well as related and surrounding wilderness of the Rocky Mountain
Cordillera and Eastern Slope foothills of Alberta .CASA aims to
aid in the conservation of montane, alpine and other wilderness areas of
Alberta, while supporting their use by the climbing, hiking or other
soft tread public.
We will work with various government agencies
to facilitate the construction and maintenance of tracks and or trails,
facilities and structures among montane, alpine and wilderness areas
The Association of Bow Valley Rock Climbers (TABVAR) is a-not-for profit organization, funded by donations, whose purpose is to promote the responsible development of safe rock climbing areas serving the Calgary, Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise climbing communities. TABVAR provides funds for:
Environmental projects such as erosion protection measures at the base of cliffs and trails.
Retrofitting and upgrades to existing routes.
Fixed anchors on routes.
Since its inception in 1993, TABVAR has raised and disbursed more than $85,000 plus over $15,000 in contributed materials.
_We are a group of generation -Y (18-35) outdoor enthusiasts who share the same interests and are always willing to go out and do stuff together. This group is a open to anyone who wants to get outdoors more while making a great group of friends in a drama free environment. We also participate in many social activities back in the city.
This is a Calgary based group dedicated to hiking, scrambling, rock climbing, camping, backpacking, cycling, caving, mountaineering, snowshoeing, skiing (cross-country, downhill and backcountry) and snowboarding. Our activity list will expand when new members join and bring their experience to the group. You don't have to know anything to join the group, but you must be willing to learn.
We are a diverse, friendly and inviting group of individuals that span a
wide range of ages; education; vocations; political, religious and
cultural backgrounds. But we share one thing in common. Our love, nay
passion, for the mountains! Calgary is our base of operations and the
Canadian Rockies is our playground. By using various combinations of our
feet and hands we ascend these mountain summits and ridges and are
rewarded with some of the finest views and scenery on the planet.
The focus of club events is on those activities and trips whose intent is to reach a mountain ridge or summit or is about learning and developing skills needed for such attempts. These activities range from Easy Scrambles to full on Mountaineering trips and expeditions. This includes such things as scrambling, climbing (sport and trad), alpinism, ice climbing, ski touring/ascents and other general mountaineering activities. _