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Climbing wall at Southland Leisure Centre

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 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.

Day camp kids enjoying the climbing wall
Day camp kids enjoying the climbing wall​

Drop-in schedule

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 required

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.