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Indoor Climbing Wall

Please note, the Rock Climbing Wall is closed for the summer & will re-open in September. 

Interested in booking the Rock Climbing Wall for a group? Contact Kevin Lindner for details at

Rock Climbing Wall Protocols, Policies & Guidelines

Open Climbing Wall Protocols

We have created a set of safety protocols that are in accordance with the University of Guelph COVID-19 task force and the province of Ontario. These policies conform to other climbing gym policies and procedures located in the surrounding area.  Any disagreements with these policies can be directed to Kevin Lindner,, as our Climbing Wall Monitors cannot make exceptions to these policies. Changes in any policies will be informed to all climbing members through email. 

  • Pre-Booking/Reserving your time slot is required 
  • All users will enter through the Larry Pearson entrance
  • Everyone must check-in at Client Services upon arrival
  • Please wait outside the glass wall until the rock wall monitor informs you that you can enter
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your timeslot, it will be offered to someone else 
  • Climbers may “show up” to the wall, but must wait until a spot opens and will be granted the time remaining in that 75-90 minute booking time slot
  • We encourage everyone to pre-book to avoid disappointment
  • Prior to climbing top rope with a belayer, individuals must pass the belay test.  Climbing Wall Monitors can assist with belaying on top rope during Newcomer hours   

Enforced Booking Policies

  • All Climbs must be reserved in advance 
  • Bookings can only be made for yourself.  Booking for others is NOT Permitted.
  • Bookings available to reserve 7 days in advance, on the hour.
  • Time slots will be available to reserve up until 1 hour before the desired start time.
  • Clients should cancel reservations on their own and can do so without penalty up to 1 hour before the booked time.
  • Reservations can be managed through the app, your email confirmation or by calling Client Services (519 824 4120 Ext. 56253).
  • Non-members will be denied access to reserved time slots.
  • All Clients must check in when they arrive prior to any booking.
  • Clients who register for a time and continuously do not show will have their memberships temporarily suspended.  


Climbing Wall Guidelines

Athletics is committed to providing a safe, inviting experience for the University of Guelph community. Please assist us by adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Try not to touch your face when climbing or without sanitizing/cleaning first and practice proper respiratory etiquette
  • Sanitize hands when entering & exiting the indoor climbing wall location
  • Sanitize between climbs, if possible.  We encourage sanitizing between climbs as we cannot sanitize the rope and rock holds
  • Please physical distance as much as possible (2m distance).  No congregating or sitting down in groups
  • To help keep the air as clean as possible, please use the liquid chalk this is available (loose chalk is not permitted) 
  • When climbing top rope, you must have at least one climbing route between yourself and any other climbers on the wall
  • Bouldering must be respectful of the distance between each other and not get close to each other
  • Please come dressed to climb as there are no change rooms at the climbing wall.  If necessary, please use the Athletics Centre Changerooms 

Equipment Rental

  • Climbing shoes & harnesses are available for free and will be cleaned and quarantined after each usage