How it Works
You can simply drop in to climb - no advance booking is necessary! With the purchase of a day pass, our friendly staff will get you climbing within minutes after a quick safety orientation. All of our climbs are colour-coded, and graded according to difficulty level.
Everyone in the facility will need a signed waiver, even if they are just watching. Those under 18 must have their waiver filled out and signed by a parent or legal court-appointed guardian. Bring clean, dry, indoor running shoes or rent a pair of our climbing shoes. We recommend wearing athletic clothing for the best climbing experience.
We have about 80 routes and 50 boulder problems, providing plenty of options for climbers of all abilities and backgrounds. We use colour-coded holds to make finding your climb easy, and our boulder problems have taped starts and finishes. If you feel confident in your belay skills you can take a free top rope belay test in our gym. Call ahead if you would like to take a lead test so we can confirm staff availability.
Please note that every climber must receive an orientation and gym tour on their arrival - even if they have been climbing for years! If you don't have climbing gear, we also have harnesses, shoes, and chalk bags available for rent. Everyone in the facility will need a signed waiver, even if they are just watching. Those under 18 must have their waiver filled out and signed by a parent or legal court-appointed guardian.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book in advance?
Not at all! You can simply drop in, no advance booking is necessary. Our gym's auto-belays and boulder section also allow you to climb without a partner.
Are there any age or weight limits?
Yes there are! Climbers must be a minimum of 33 lbs (15 kg) and a maximum of 275 lbs (125 kg) to use our autobelays. Everything else is dependent on the climber's attitude and abilities. Everyone must complete a waiver regardless of age, and children under 18 must have their waiver completed by their parent or legal court-appointed guardian. Children 12 and under must also be supervised at all times by someone 16 or older.
Can I bring kids that aren’t mine?
If their parents have signed a waiver, yes! Climbers under 18 must have their waiver filled out and signed by a parent or legal court-appointed guardian. This can be done online right here. There are no exceptions to this rule. Participants without a valid waiver will not be able to climb. You cannot fill out a waiver for a child who is not yours. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings cannot fill out waivers for their family members under the age of 18. This waiver rule applies to kids who are just watching too.
Do I need to own special clothing or equipment?
Not at all - we rent all the basic gear! Wear comfortable clothing, ideally athletic wear. Climbing shoes are incredibly helpful but not required. If you aren't using climbing shoes, you will need clean and dry indoor shoes. We don't allow climbing barefoot, or in open-toed shoes, backless shoes, slip-ons, sandals, or boots. Skirts and dresses are not permitted and tops must be worn by all climbers. If you're climbing routes (roped climbs), you will need a harness. If you don't have one, we have them available for rent.
Do I always have to climb to the top?
Absolutely not - no one is ever forced to climb to the top. We understand everyone has different levels of ability. We want to make sure that all climbers know they can come down at any time if they feel uneasy or anxious.
I have a physical disability - can I still climb?
Most likely! Most physical disabilities can be accommodated. Please contact us directly to discuss your options.
Do you sell climbing gear?
You bet we do! We sell harnesses, shoes, chalk, chalk bags, and other accessories from great brands: Petzl, Black Diamond, Mad Rock, Flashed, Scarpa, Butora, Evolv, and more! We also carry our own line of signature clothing. More great gear can found at Mountain Equipment Co-op at 1051 Wellington Road near White Oaks Mall. They're also online at www.mec.ca.
My question isn't listed here - help!
Feel free to send us an email or call us during our regular operating hours at (519) 438-1717 and we'd be happy to answer your questions!