Climbing
Recreation Services offers a 35 foot climbing wall with varying levels of difficulty, and four auto-belays.  The climbing classes are set up to allow for progression, and teach funamentals and advanced techniques.  Climbing is an excellent way to challenge yourself mentaly, get a full body workout and develop flexiblity.

Getting Started

All individuals accessing the wall must complete a Climbing Orientation session in order to participate in Open Climb Times.  Climbing Orientation sessions can be completed during any Open Climb time subject to staff availability. Please e-mail the Climbing Coordinator at kori.cuthbert@umanitoba.ca if you have an questions.

Climbing Orientation ($20) includes:

  • General orientation for basic climbing facility rules and safety
  • Instruction on how to properly use the auto-belay systems
  • Introduction to basic climbing terminology and technique
  • All equipment needed
  • Access to the climbing wall after orientation session

All fees can be paid at the Active Living Centre Customer Service Desk. Please note that a Recreation Services membership is not required to access climbing wall for open climb times or to participate in any of our climbing instructional programs.

After Your Orientation

Once you complete your orientation session drop-in climbing fees are $13 per day or $83 (non-member price) or $75 (Recreation Services member price) for a 10-visit pass.  Pro-rated all-term access passes are also available. Harness ($3) and shoe ($5) rentals are available if needed.

Open/Drop-In Climb Schedule

Already know how to belay? After attending the Climbing Wall Orientation, you can complete a quick belay test ($5) with the climbing wall supervisor to get started.

Available Climbing Programs (Fort Garry Campus)

  • Open Climb Time
  • Climbing Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Sport Climbing
  • University of Manitoba Climbing Club
  • Basic Outdoor Climbing Workshop

Click HERE for descriptions and to register for open climb times or classes at the Fort Garry Campus.

Climbing Wall Rental

Looking for a group training, team or birthday party activity? The ALC Climbing Wall is now available for private bookings.  The rental includes access to the main wall with auto belays and a boulder section, climbing orientation and basic instruction, as well all equipment for $125 per hour.  For private bookings please contact the Climbing Coordinator at kori.cuthbert@umanitoba.ca. For birthday party inquiries, please contact Kate Archambault at kate.archambault@umanitoba.ca.

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