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“Calgary Indoor-Outdoor climbing facility.”

In 1986, the Outdoor Centre opened the first public, sport climbing facility in the city of Calgary. 
The indoor climbing facility has both a Climbing Wall and Bouldering Wall located in the Outdoor Centre.
Both climbing structures are open to students, staff, faculty, alumni and the general public.

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New Safety Code

The climbing wall has updated its safety code! All climbers with a belay test completed prior to September 9, 2013 are required to review the new safety code and wall orientation. Climbers will be evaluated with the new on the wall belay test free of charge.

Please check in with the OC front desk staff at your next visit.


The 13m indoor climbing wall at the Outdoor Centre features a Entre Prises Wall and molded concrete panels embedded with; quartzite holds, texture, cracks and chimneys of all sizes—and even horizontal ceilings. Designed to simulate outdoor climbing, our climbing wall is unique in its ability to cater to the advanced climber who is looking to learn/practice skills such as; leading on gear, anchor building, rappelling, rock rescue and crevasse rescue.  A wide range of routes and slab walls in addition to easy access to anchors means that our wall is a great for beginners as well.

Climbing Programs

Whether you are new to the sport or just want to advance your skills, we have a wide variety of programs to suite your abilities and interests.

Youth Climbing

We are expanding on our 2013 youth climbing programs!


Climbing is a great tool for team building—pushing mental and physical boundaries and building trusting relationships—it can be a fun and memorable experience. The Outdoor Centre Climbing Wall can accommodate almost any age group or size.

We offer three different types of bookings; Birthday Parties, Youth or School Groups and Adult Groups.  ( more information )


Our bouldering area is made up of three unique walls; an overhung concrete wall with built-in and plastic features, a cinder block wall of inset concrete features, and a retro wooden wall from back in the day when climbers were really tough sh#t. A dedicated route setting team is continually setting, maintaining, changing and cleaning the problems in the bouldering wall. This means that there will always be high quality routes and something new to try every time.

Bouldering Programs

We are introducing bouldering specific programs for 2013!

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