Climbing Centre Operating Hours (September 6 – June 30)
The Climbing Centre will be closed May 12 for steam cleaning
|Monday – Friday||11:00 am – 2:00 pm|
|4:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Saturday, Sunday & Holidays||12:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
Hours may vary due to academic or external bookings.
Check the monthly Climbing Calendar for more details.
Climbing Centre Features
4 – 8 years: May top rope climb and boulder with adult supervision. In order to belay, supervising adult must have successfully completed a Recreation belay test.
9 – 12 years: May top rope climb, top rope belay and boulder with adult supervision. Both the youth and the supervising adult must have successfully completed a Recreation belay test.
13 – 16 years: May top rope climb, top rope belay and boulder without adult supervision. In order to belay, the participant must have successfully completed a Recreation belay test.
17+ years: Unrestricted access. May top rope climb, top rope belay, lead climb, lead belay and boulder. In order to belay, the participant must have successfully completed either the Recreation top rope or lead climbing test.
All participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present for the orientation and signing of the Recreation Climbing Centre waiver.
A maximum of two children or youths under the age of 13 per supervising adult.
Climbing Wall Access
On your first visit to the wall you must:
Belay and Lead Tests
Climbing Centre orientations and belay tests are offered during open climbing hours on a first-come, first-serve basis and typically take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
In order to successfully complete the top rope belay test, the participant must demonstrate the ability to:
In order to successfully complete the lead climbing test the participant must also demonstrate the ability to:
Check-in with wall monitor
|Sign waiver||Orientation||Pass top rope belay test||Pass lead belay test|
|Top rope climb|
Climbing Centre Fees & Equipment Rentals
A Campus Card or piece photo identification MUST be provided as collateral for all Recreation Climbing Centre equipment rentals.
|Belay Test Fees (GST included)||Fee|
|Recreation Top Rope Belay Test||$5|
|Recreation Lead Belay Test||7|
|NOTE: Belay Tests are non-refundable|
|Equipment Rentals (GST included)||Fee|
|Rock Climbing Shoes||$5|
|Package Deal: shoes, harness, belay device, carabiner and chalk bag||10|
|Student & Member Package Deal: |
harness, belay device, carabiner and chalk bag