Rock Climbing and Rapelling programs

We offer day-long outdoor rock climbing experiences for groups of 6-10 participants. Our instructors select locations that are suited for total beginners, but offer appropriate challenges for climbers with plenty of gym or outdoor experience.


Who and what?

Our Rock Climbing program is led by a certified rock instructor with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

A day on the rock with our guides includes:

  • All equipment is provided including shoes, harness, and helmet

  • Professional instruction for

    • climbing technique and safety

    • proper belay technique

    • rope skills and tie-in knot

    • rapelling technique and skills

  • Most importantly, our trusted guides provide a supportive environment for participants to step out and meet whatever challenges or fears are present on the rock.

If you have a group of 6-10 people and would like a day of challenge and excitement on the rocks with Zao, or you are a leader wanting to build the team of people you work with, get in touch with us. These programs are appropriate for ages 10-100.


We have a commercial recreation permit that lets us climb at Crest Crags in Strathcona Provincial Park, about 50 minutes West of Campbell River. 

Additionally, we have run our rock and rappel programs at the sunny rock crags on Quadra Island which have seen extensive development in the last few years. This area involves a ferry ride from Campbell River, and offers easy trail access with beautiful views.

We also have the ability to use climbing areas at Comox Lake, Nanaimo, and Victoria. We can flex with your location and group needs. 




We have a Rock Climbing Program deliverable on an as needed basis.
Contact us to set something up!

  • Deliverable from the following locations:

    • Victoria, BC - Humpback Rd area, south of Goldstream Park

    • Crest Crags in Strathcona Provincial Park

    • Quadra Island crags

    • Nanaimo Crags

    • Comox Lake crags

  • $20/person for the full day, not including meals or transport.

  • Age 10-13+ with adult chaperone(s)

  • Ages 14 and up without adult chaperone