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Indoor Rock Climbing

Currently the Wall is only open for Group Bookings & Kids programming until the end of the Summer.

View Group Booking information below.   

Welcome to the GGAC Indoor Rock Climbing Wall.  During Fall & Winter semesters, UofG Students & Adults 18+ with a Recreation Membership get access to the Climbing Wall during below hours by purchasing a Rock Climbing Membership or NRG PLUS.  All equipment is free, including climbing shoes & harnesses.  Kids can check out our Learn to Climb Activities by visiting Kids Skill Development for details & to enroll.  

Here's what to expect in the Fall when the Climbing Wall re-opens:

  • Climbing Pass ($70+HST/semester) 
  • Purchase/Upgrade to NRG PLUS details
  • Climbing Day Pass ($15+HST/day) Purchase in-person @ Client Services   
Below is just an EXAMPLE of what the hours may be in the Fall & Winter. 
Monday Closed for inspection/maintenance
Tuesday 12 - 9pm
Wednesday 12 - 7pm 
Wednesday Women's Only 7 - 9pm 
Thursday  12 - 9pm 
Friday Women's Only 12 - 2pm 
Friday 2 - 8pm 
Sunday 3 - 8pm 
Questions about Climbing Memberships & Programs or checking to see how busy the Wall is before you arrive? You can now call direct to the Climbing Wall at (519) 824-4120 Ext. 52298 (extension monitored during above hours only).
Looking to make an inquiry about renting or group bookings, please call Kevin Lindner at (519) 824-4120 Ext. 53738.

Climbing Wall - Group Bookings (12-18 people) 2 Hours

Looking to create some team spirit with your student group, team or organization? We’ve got you covered with our 2-hour Group Climb Program. 

Your group will have exclusive use of the Climbing Wall as they enjoy socializing in a unique setting, all while supporting each other at the same time.  Our trained Climbing Monitors will provide an introduction to indoor rock climbing orientation with a 1:6 staff ratio, providing support & encouragement for each person to experience bouldering, top rope climbing and auto belays.  Climbing Monitors will be the belayers as they provide climbing tips and suggestions.  Includes: climbing shoes (sizing dependent) & harnesses.


  • Up to 12 Climbers - $135 +HST
  • Up to 18 climbers - $200 +HST

Book Online 

  • Please note that you will be emailed with confirmation details about your climbing experience approximately two days after booking online.
  •  Other group booking timeslots may occur outside of our member open hours, but not guaranteed (contact Kevin Lindner at if interested in a different timeslot)

Climbing Wall

Welcome to Gryphon Climbing Wall

Open Climbing Wall Protocols

We have created a set of safety protocols that are in accordance with the University of Guelph and conform to other climbing gym policies & procedures located in the surrounding area.  

  • All users will enter through the Larry Pearson entrance
  • Everyone must check-in at Client Services upon arrival
  • 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   

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 and climbing area as clean as possible, please use liquid chalk or chalk socks/balls (we prefer no loose chalk) 
  • 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