I just want to say that our group had an excellent time with SAN LLC rock-climbing. There was a group of about 9 of us who were all climbing in all; 7 of us had never climbed before, and two of us had climbed once or twice in the past. We had signed up for a beginner’s half day of outdoor group of beginner climbing.
Peter, our guide and teacher, was extremely knowledgeable and would give us more information than was immediately needed, with the intention that we would commit this info to memory and be able to draw on it the next time we went climbing. I found this method awesome, as it treated us as adults who would have to be responsible for the safety of ourselves and others during climbing expeditions. We practiced tying the necessary knots, and putting on the harnesses, and checking our partners.
After that, we climbed for a couple hours and got the chance to try our luck at several different climbs on the same rock wall. During this part, Peter was great in checking our gear, but only after making sure we checked it ourselves – thus teaching us that, again, we are ultimately responsible for the safety of ourselves and our partner climbers. The climbing was a ton of fun!
In all, Peter was an excellent guide, teacher, and host, and he gave us a great foundation from which to begin climbing. He speaks perfect English (he grew up in the USA) and so there are no worries about important safety info being lost in translation. He’s also a fun and knowledgeable guy, and you will have a lot of fun spending a day under his tutelage! Thanks Peter!” –Brockton Vasiliev
“The morning of the ice climb I was daunted by the early morning cold and dark. Also, just before the first climb I felt a bit overwhelmed by all the important details on technique and belaying. But when the climbing began the experience was nothing short of exhilarating. All-in-all this is an adventure not to be missed!”–Tim Trotter
“As a regular climber, I have always wanted to try Ice climbing and after watching this year’s Reel Rock event video of Will Gadd in BC, I pitched in my final bet for the Ice Climbing auction they held and won. I have known Peter from the free climbing safety clinics he held before, so trusted his experience and professionalism. In the beginning, it was very cold and my toes were freezing, but I forgot it all as I start climbing because it was so much fun! As the winner at the auction, Sanirang provided all gears and the climbing photos I received afterwards was a bonus. 🙂 I will definitely climb with Sanirang again as they provide the most fun with the “safety first” mindset.”– Joo-won Kim
“I think SAN LLC did an awesome job! On my first trip, I didn’t have any expectations because I hardly knew anything about climbing whatsoever. To be frank, I just thought it looked cool – but would probably too exhausting for me; however, the introduction you offered made me feel both safe and well prepared! I also appreciate the fact that you always encouraged and because of your encouragement and the great group dynamics, I could achieve more than I had ever expected.
” –Ari Rang
“Sanirang Alpine Networks LLC officially introduced me to the world of climbing– first with the Ice Climbing Group Outing, then with the Open Wednesday Clinic. Peter is an incredible person and instructor and am forever grateful for introducing me to this new world that I can’t wait to get into. Look forward to checking out the Climbing School program, which I’ve only heard incredible things about as well! ”
“From this trip, I learnt to climb the easiest wall, and felt I accomplished something, by myself with the aid of my climbing partners and Sanirang. I also starting learning belaying skills and learnt many things from my failed attempts at climbing. For me, rock-climbing is not a race to the top, but a careful process of finding a way to climb and using proper techniques, overcome a difficult challenge. A job well done! Thank you Sanirang!”
“The safety course was good, although I’d climbed before, but I didn’t know and had never been taught the most basic important signals (on belay, climbing, take, etc. ). So it just shows you can learn something every time you go out there. I didn’t feel my safety was ever jeopardized in any way. I felt pretty comfortable.”
“We had a great time. The weather was great and the forest and mountain was itself very beautiful. Finally the climbing trails were so good that even Sasha climb.” –Veronica Soloveva
“I feel Sanirang did a great job making sure everybody knew the basic knots, knew what their safety gear was for and how to wear it properly, and they made sure everybody was using it. I enjoyed this climb and the ego-boost to being able to climb most of the routes; however, I wish there had been more variety because it seemed that some routes went from medium to extremely hard. All in all I think it’s a great program and I’d definitely recommend a friend climb with Sanirang because it’s fun, safe, and challenging.”– Josh Sterret
“It was absolutely great, SAN LLC chose the perfect place for ice climbing where the ice was good and there was no other group. I learnt a lot from that day and I am sure that I can tell other people about ice climbing because I learnt it so well the day I went”– Sa-bin Kim