Belay Test and Orientation
To use the climbing facility during open public hours, all users must first pass the Belay Test, complete an Orientation and complete Waiver/consent form online. No booking required - just show up with your partner!Mon-Friday 5-9 pm
Sat and Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm
In the Belay Test you must successfully demonstration your ability to;
- Put on a harness
- Tie the Figure 8 follow through knot
- Belay with an ATC or Gri-Gri
- Catch a planned and surprise fall
- Lower a climber
- Communicate with your climbing partner
- Demonstrate safety checks
There is no teaching or instruction provided
in this test.
Quick Intro to Climbing
Climbing is exploding in popularity—and for good reason. Get hooked on this fun and challenging sport in this 2-hour lesson while learning all of the skills needed to pass a belay test. No experience required. Includes climbing day pass and climbing equipment
Climbing Progression Series
Develop a complete climbing skills-base by learning safe belay skills and developing movement skills and knowledge. Get to know new climbing partners in a fun and informal atmosphere while our experienced instructors blend instructional time with personalized coaching and provide plenty of time to practice.
No experience required. Includes climbing day pass, climbing equipment, shoes, and free belay test credit.
Get Active! PD Day
Active Living is excited to offer your family a variety of activities on PD Days! Engage your child’s mind and body through a variety of safe and fun activities offered by Active Living including indoor climbing, gymnastics, gym games and active gaming. Your child won’t want to miss out on this exciting new opportunity to get active instead of sitting at home on a PD Day! Activities are presented as examples only and may change due to availability.
Before Care (8:00-8:30am) F19YCBC102 and After Care (4:30-5:00pm) S19YCAC102 is available for PD Day Programs
Custom Adapted Climbing
Custom adaptive climbing programs for youth and adults with mental or physical considerations. These individualized programs will focus on developing physical literacy, confidence and a sense of success through climbing and bouldering.
For more information, contact Ashley at email@example.com. Want to explore other adaptive programs? Search ‘Adaptive Programs’ on our website.
Kids Adapted Climbing Series
The KACS program is for youth with mental or physical considerations and will focus on developing physical literacy, confidence and a sense of success through climbing and bouldering. In this program, trained volunteers will be paired up with your child to provided 1:1 support (including belaying, spotting, encouragement, and completing safety checks). Our Climbing Instructors ensure a safe positive environment and will progressively teach climbing and movement skills throughout this 10-week series.
This beginner play-based program introduces young climbers-to-be to the vertical world. Kids 4-6 years old will build confidence and physical literacy skills through bouldering games and top-rope climbing over a series of weeks. Our kid-oriented instructors teach safety and emphasize making climbing FUN. No experience required. Includes climbing equipment, kid-oriented instruction.
This beginner climbing series will get kids 7-10 years old excited to be active and explore their limits. Over a series of weeks, learn to belay and develop fundamental movement skills through top-rope climbing and bouldering. No experience required. Includes climbing equipment, kid-oriented instruction.
Youth Climbing Club
Develop body awareness, coordination and strength—and have tons of fun. In this introductory series for youth 10-14 years old, attend weekly sessions with our dedicated coaches who teach key skills for climbing and belaying safely. No experience required. Includes instructor, climbing equipment.
Teen Climbing Club
Do you love climbing and ready to learn more? This 10-week intermediate program for teens offers a fun, social environment to develop lead climbing skills, discover mental tricks, and learn new movement techniques. Our coaches incorporate warm-ups, stretching and strength training into each class to increase fitness and build awareness around injury prevention. Includes instructor, climbing equipment. Prerequisite: must be able to top rope belay and top rope climb 5.8 comfortably.
*This program is replacing the Youth Advanced and Youth Skill Building Series
SRT Standards Test
In Gym Orientation and Single Rope Technique (SRT) Competency Standards Test
No Instruction provided
Join one of our SRT skills nights to learn the skills needed to pass this test.
Curious about caving? Join us for an introduction to the art of Single Rope Technique - the means by which cavers access the more vertical areas of caves. In this course you learn to identify, inspect and utilize specialized caving equipment to ascend and descend caving ropes through a multitude of common obstacles. With these foundational skills you can begin your journey of exploring the fascinating world of caves. This course is offered in partnership with the Alberta Speleological Society and the University of Calgary as part of a monthly practice and training event. All necessary caving equipment is provided, you simply need clean, sturdy shoes or boots, and gym-appropriate clothing.
Climb On Outdoors - Teens
Spend 3 days rock climbing at popular beginner routes in and around Kananaskis Country with ACMG guides. In 101, you'll have fun as you learn basic climbing skills like belaying, climbing calls and movement. In 201, you're already comfortable with the basics so you'll work on developing foot placement, hand positions and route reading. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite for 201: Climb On Outdoors 101 or equivalent. Includes: ACMG guides, all climbing equipment.
Outdoor Winter Break Camp
Spend 2 days over winter holidays having fun and playing in the snow. Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Kananaskis. There is something here for everyone and you'll have great stories and new skills to share when you return to school. If there isn't enough snow to ski and snowshoe we will hike and build shelters. Grades 2-8 camps available. Includes: instructor, equipment, passes, permits, transportation. Required: weather-appropriate clothing and indoor footwear.