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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 LogoAll 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 will resume in September 

Group Bookings are available throughout the Summer, view more details below.   
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/ Fall semester On sale Aug 26th  
NRG PLUS Logo Purchase/Upgrade NRG PLUS details  
Climbing Punch Pass $40+HST   Includes 10 Climbing Sessions  On sale Aug 26th  
Climbing Day Pass $15+HST/day Purchase in-person @ Client Services during wall open hours  
Above Passes available to use during Climbing Wall 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 

Group Booking Inquiries

  • Please contact Kevin Lindner for availability at or 519-824-4120 Ext. 53738 
  • Organizers will be required to submit names of all climbers prior to the experience to ensure waivers are completed in advance

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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