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Indoor Rock Climbing

Climbing Wall Group Bookings are open to everyone!  Scroll down for more details.   

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.  

Climbing Wall Open Hours

Tue Sept 19, 2023 to Thu Nov 30, 2023 
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 - 9pm 
Sunday 5 - 9pm 
Exam Hours - Fri Dec 1, 2023 to Tue Dec 12, 2023
Sunday to Friday 4-9pm
Saturday CLOSED
Winter Hours begin January 10, 2024  
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 Pass $70+HST/semester Join now
Purchase/Upgrade to NRG PLUS NRG PLUS details
Climbing Punch Pass $40+HST   Includes 10 Climbing Sessions Buy Now Valid Oct 24/23 until Dec 8/23
Climbing Day Pass $15+HST/day Purchase in-person @ Client Services during wall open hours 


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 Booking options.  Climbing Wall Group Bookings are open to everyone (you do not need to be a Climbing Wall Member or UofG student) and previous climbing experience is not required.  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.  Through our Indoor Rock Climbing Orientation, trained Climbing Monitors will provide an introduction to climbing with a 1:6 staff ratio, ensuring each person gets 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 - $158+HST
  • Up to 18 climbers - $225+HST 

Fall 2023 Availability (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • Group Booking Timeslots: 10am-12pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm, 3pm-5pm (based on availability)
  • If you are interested in a time that is not listed, please email Kevin Lindner at for availability (must be outside of Climbing Wall member hours)
  • Organizers will be required to submit names of all climbers prior to the experience to ensure waivers are completed in advance
  • To book your group time, select from the date options below to be directed to the booking page 
Sat Nov 18, 2023 Sun Nov 19, 2023
Sat Nov 25, 2023 Sun Nov 26, 2023
Sat Dec 2, 2023 Sun Dec 3, 2023
Sat Dec 9, 2023 Sun Dec 10, 2023
Sat Dec 16, 2023 Sun Dec 17, 2023

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
  • 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 

Equipment Rental

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

I just wanted to let you know that the experience was amazing!! The staff were so wonderful at engaging the boys when some seemed to lose attention.
It was great that there were a variety of options and some of the boys who had climbed before said it was the best climbing wall they have been to.

— Hockey Team Group Booking