QEPCCC Rock Climbing Wall

Welcome to the rock climbing wall, where we bring a little bit of the outdoors indoors!

Develop confidence, self-esteem and improve problem solving skills as you challenge yourself to reach the top! Climbing offers a full body workout, improving endurance, balance and flexibility. It challenges your body, mind and spirit. It’s a great way to meet new people who share similar interests and have a passion for excitement.

Our 20-foot wall has the look and feel of real rock, providing you with a unique climbing experience. There are eight top rope stations and 16 possible routes to choose from. Our routes are maintained and changed on a regular basis by experienced route setters to keep the climbs interesting and challenging, whether you have never climbed before or want to try something more advanced. We offer you a clean and comfortable learning environment with qualified and enthusiastic staff for support.

All climbers must complete and sign the liability waiver (PDF) and submit it to rock climbing staff prior to climbing. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the liability waiver on their behalf.

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Rock climbing programs

Looking to get started or improve your skill? Our instructional programs cover the basic technical skills required for indoor climbing in an energetic and safe environment. We have programs for children (ages 7-12), youth, adults and seniors! Visit the online registration system and enter "rock climbing" in the keyword search field for more information.

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Do something different and exciting for that special person and have your birthday party with us. For more information, contact the Special Events Coordinator at qepbookafacility@oakville.ca or 905 845-6601, ext. 4683.

Supervised times are set aside for those who want to drop in and try the sport of climbing. Our experienced staff will handle all the technical rope work while you focus on making it to the top! Ropes, harnesses and belay devices are provided at no extra charge.

Climbing shoes are not provided. Please wear clean, snug-fitted running shoes, comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and your completed liability waiver. Children ages 13 and under must be attended by a parent/guardian during drop-in climbing.

No prior climbing experience required, just your desire! The maximum number of climbers in the single gymnasium is 10 to reduce wait times. Take our Belay Certification Training, and you can help others climb.

Pay-as-you-go or purchase a 10-visit pass. Drop-in rock climbing is included with select fitness memberships. Visit the Fitness Centres page for more information.

Drop-in hours

  • Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sundays, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Please note: Schedules are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit Active Oakville or contact the facility directly. Schedules may change due to program requirements or maintenance needs. All Town of Oakville facilities are closed on statutory holidays.

Belaying is the technique for holding the rope for a climber so they can safely make it to the top. In this class, you will learn the skills necessary for passing a belay certification. Climbing staff will teach you basic climbing commands, how to properly use a climbing harness using a figure-8 knot, use a belay device properly and proper belay techniques.

To pass the test you must successfully demonstrate these skills to the instructor. Once you pass, you will be belay-certified and are free to belay other climbers on your own. Please call 905-845-6601, ext. 4609, to book your training. Fee is $23 per person. Participants must be 14 years of age or older to take the training.

When it comes to team building, rock climbing is at the TOP of the list! We provide a healthy and challenging experience in a safe and encouraging environment. Indoor rock climbing is a unique activity that will test your team both mentally and physically.

Our qualified instructors will encourage you to work as a group and think outside the box to achieve goals. For more information, please contact the Special Events/Membership/Scheduling Coordinator at QEPCCC by calling 905-815-5979, ext. 4683.