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Harrison Barr leading a traditional climb on a club trip to Arkansas

Harrison Barr leading a traditional climb on a club trip to Arkansas

Liam Shanks leading sport on a club trip to Arkansas 

Outdoor Climbing at Rattlesnake Point (Summer 2022).

Bouldering in Tennesse at Stone Fort 

One of our amazing club presidents, Jason Kemp, making sure everyone is having and blast! 

Outdoor Training (Summer 2022) at Rattlesnake Point.

Climbing Club

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The University of Guelph Climbing Club (UGCC) is the perfect place for anyone who wants to advance their rock climbing. We have dedicated club hours for indoor climbing at the Athletics Center climbing wall and host weekly outdoor climbs! We welcome all climbers at any experience level - challenge yourself and come climb!

Our Mission Statement

UGCC aims to ensure that climbers can advance their skills and become part of a thriving community. UGCC hopes its passion for climbing can continue to inspire current and future climbers to explore the vertical (and occasionally horizontal) movement across rock, indoors and out. UGCC is the perfect place for anyone hoping to advance their rock climbing and welcomes climbers of all skill levels. 

About the club

UGCC has been a club on campus since the 1990s. Historically, UGCC has always climbed indoors during the fall and winter semesters, with the occasional outdoor trip during Christmas break or reading week. As of the Summer 2022 semester, UGCC has transitioned to outdoor climbing! The club hosts outdoor events at local conservation areas, such as Rattlesnake Point and Mount Nemo in the Halton conservation area, as well as occasional day trips to further destinations like The Swamp in Collingwood. Additionally, UGCC has begun hosting the occasional training course to introduce proper skills and techniques for new climbers or climbers transitioning from indoor to outdoor climbing!

Executive Team (2023-2024)

  • Jason Kemp (Co-president, Safety Officer)
  • Gavin Brady (Co-president, Financial Team Lead)
  • Jeremy Foxcroft (Scrivener)
  • Samantha Earl-Goulet (Route Setting Coordinator)
  • Lauren Wright (Director of Administrative Operations)
  • Erin Monette (Director of Events)
  • Paul Sidhu (Director of Social Media and Promotions)
  • Mohammad Amin Havaledar (Safety Officer, Financial Team)
  • Matthew Burrows-Balka (Financial Team)
  • Conner Pileggi (Volunteer)
  • Ian Murphy (Volunteer)


Fall 2023 OR Winter 2024: $20/semester

Fall 2023 AND Winter 2024: $35/academic year

Practice time

Fall/Winter (2023/2024) Indoor Climbing Hours are TBD. 

 Outdoor Climbing:

Weekly Outdoor Climbing on Thursday evenings (weather permitting)

Camp and Climb Trips throughout the year, stay tuned for announcements!

Social media/contact  

If you have any questions about the UGCC, please reach out to us via email! To stay up-to-date with news, events and more, join our Facebook groups and follow us on Instagram! All current members are highly encouraged to join the Facebook groups as that is where our club information will be found. 



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