We offer supervised drop-in climbing times for all levels, free belay orientations and registered classes to help beginners get going! All climbers must be over 13 years old and demonstrate proper use of harness and safe belaying before climbing. Children 4 -12 years must be belayed by an adult (18 years and up).
Southland Leisure Centre
Southland's climbing wall
offers three climbing structures:
Main wall - 23 feet high and 60 feet wide
Sport wall with an overhang - approximately 32 feet high and 8 feet wide
Bouldering wall - 12 feet high and 24 feet wide
Our rock climbing walls are designed for all levels and encompass a wide range of challenges.
Check Southland's sport schedule for drop-in climbing times.
Leisure centre admission applies; parent/preschooler rate applies for children 6 years and under.
Tuesday is half price admission for climbing drop-in.
Waivers for each participant must be filled out by a parent/guardian (or participant if 18 years or older) at Southland Leisure Centre to gain entry and participation into climbing drop-in.
Child Indoor Rock Climbing and Gymnastics Waiver
Adult Indoor Rock Climbing and Gymnastics Waiver
Clothing and equipment
Ropes, harnesses and belay devices are provided at no extra charge for all programs. Climbing shoes are not provided, but clean snug-fitting running shoes are adequate.
Jeans are allowed to be worn in climbing drop-in (by participants and instructors), but are NOT allowed on the gymnastics equipment.
Free belay classes
Anyone aged 13 and older can take the free belay class prior to climbing drop-in to learn and take the belay test. Participants 4 - 12 years are eligible to attend the belay class if an adult (18+) accompanies and belays them. 13 years and up can climb without parental supervision as long as they have passed the belay test.
Coaching tips are available at no charge during climbing drop-in.
Day camp kids enjoying the climbing wall