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Outdoor climbing wall at Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre

climbing on beltline wall

We offer supervised and unsupervised drop-in climbing times for all levels, belay introduction lessons inlcuded with your admission and registered programs to help beginners get going! All climbers age 13 and older must demonstrate proper use of harness and safe belaying before climbing. Children 4 -12 years must be belayed and accompanied by an adult (18 years and up). Use of the rock climbing wall is weather dependant. Drop-in schedule is subject to change without notice.

Our rock climbing wall is designed for all levels and includes a wide range of challenges.

  • 40 feet high, 23 feet wide
  • 3 to 6 regular belay routes
  • 3 auto belay routes

Belay Introduction Lesson (included in general admission)

Anyone ages 13 and older can take the belay lesson prior to drop-in climbing to learn and take the belay test. Participants 4 - 12 years may participate in the belay lesson if an adult (18+) accompanies and belays them.

A Rock Climbing Instructor is available and equipment is provided, except for climbing shoes. A signed waiver form for each participant is required. Please arrive on time and no later than 5 minutes into the start of a Belay Introduction Lesson. Maximum 8 climbers at one time.

Check Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre’s sport schedule for drop-in Belay Introduction Lesson times

Participants are required to demonstrate the following WITHOUT ASSISTANCE to successfully pass the belay test:

  • Harness
  • Figure 8 and Follow through Knot
  • Gri-Gri Knowledge
  • Belay Technique
  • Belayer and Climber Commands
  • Familiarity with the Auto-Belay device

Drop-in Climbing - Supervised

child getting ready to climb

Completion of Belay Introduction lesson is mandatory prior to practicing your climbing skills on our wall. A Rock Climbing Instructor is available for coaching tips and equipment is provided, except for climbing shoes. A signed waiver form for each participant is required.  Suitable for all skills levels ages 4 years and up. Children 4 – 12 years must be belayed by an adult (18 years and up). Maximum 8 climbers at one time.

Belay Tests may be completed during Climbing – Supervised time. Climbers may opt to “challenge” the belay test by a Rock Climbing Instructor if they already have belaying experience with a GriGri.

Check Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre’s sport schedule for drop-in Belay Introduction Lesson times

Drop-in Climbing - Unsupervised

Climbers must have completed their Belay Test and have a signed high risk waiver on file at the site when checking-in. This climbing practice is unsupervised with the use of auto-belays only. Bouldering is permitted under certain guidelines. Equipment is provided, except for climbing shoes. Ages 4 - 12 years must be with an adult climber (18 years and up) in climbing area. Maximum 6 climbers at one time.

Check Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre’s sport schedule for drop-in Climbing - Unsupervised times.

Cost

Regular admission applies; parent/preschooler rate applies for children 4 to 6 years old.

Waivers required

Waivers for each participant must be filled out by a parent/guardian, or participant who is 18 years or older at Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre to participate in climbing programs.

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.