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 fundamentals and advanced techniques.  Climbing is an excellent way to challenge yourself mentaly, get a full body workout and develop flexiblity.

Climbing Competition

We are hosting our annual climbing competition again this year on March 8th!


  • Early Bird Pricing is $35
  • Competition day is $40
  • Maximum participants per category is 22 people.


  • Youth: 9:00 am-11:00 am
  • Beginner: 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Intermediate: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
  • Open: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

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Getting Started

All individuals accessing the wall must complete a Climbing Orientation session in order to participate on the Active Living Centre climbing wall.  Climbing Orientation sessions can be completed during any Open Climb time subject to staff availability. Please e-mail the Climbing Coordinator at if you have an questions. You do not have to be a Recreation Services member in order to participate on our climbing wall or in our programs. The wall is open to the Univeristy of Manitoba community as well the general public.

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.


Once you complete your orientation session drop-in climbing fees are $13 per day or $85 (non-member price) for a 10-visit pass. An all-term pass is also available for $180.  Please note that Recreation Services members recieve a 20% discount on passes.  All passes are available for purchase at the Active Living Centre customer service desk.

*Harness ($3) and shoe ($5) rentals are available if needed.

Open Climbing 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.

Are you already an avid climber? Do you want to put your skills to the test? Stop by the Active Living Centre in April for our annual Climbing Competition (Date to be determined).

Registered Programs

  • Open Climb Time*
  • Climbing Fundamentals*
  • Basic Outdoor Workshop**
  • Introduction to Sport Climbing**
  • Outdoor Climbing Workshop - Multi-Pitch Climbing**

*Click HERE for program details including descriptions, date and times and to register. Save time by filling out a waiver before coming to the wall.

**These programs are available upon request and pricing will vary. Please contact our Climbing Coordinator at for details.

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, basic instruction, and all necessary equipment.  For private bookings please contact the Climbing Coordinator at For birthday party inquiries and pricing, please contact Luc Chapman at


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