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CLIMBING BOOKING GUIDELINES
(Feb 2016)

Climbing

Both the climbing and the bouldering wall can be booked for your groups’ climbing experience!

All climbing wall bookings are made through Ashley or Nick: climb@ucalgary.ca

General Bookings

Amanda Available times for bookings:

Monday, Thursday, Friday   8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 11:30am
Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Climbing Basics – Starting with a short lesson, participants learn how to belay a climber safely and then have the remainder of the booking to climb. Great for groups that are new to climbing! If you are looking to give your group skills that go beyond this program, the lesson may also be modified to teach participants the skills required to pass a belay test. Recommended course length: 1.5-2hrs

Bouldering Basics - Participants learn about bouldering safety and explore climbing movement through directed games and challenges. This is a great way to challenge groups with or without pervious climbing experience, introduce a fun way to cross training for athletes or just explore the most accessible of climbing styles.
Recommended course length: 1-1.5hrs

The Rockies Experience – This full experience climbing program will introduce climbers to belaying, and gives enough time to also try bouldering and/or rappelling. Participants will develop a more complete understanding of climbing in a fun and interactive way while challenging themselves physically and mentally.
Recommended course length: 2-3 hrs

Cost:

Climbing

1.5hrs    $15/person 
2hrs $20/person 
2.5hrs $25/person 
3hrs $30/person

Non-climbing group leaders will not be charged.
Rock shoes $5.00 + GST extra per person each session if desired, but not necessary
Minimum 6 participants Maximum 30 participants

Private Lessons

Learn what you want and do it when it works best for you! Our private and semi-private lessons allow you to create a program tailored to your specific interests, needs or skill level. All technical equipment is provided.

Cost per hour: $40
Semi private (2 participants): $60/hour + $30 for each additional person
Family (2 adult 2 youth) $100.00/hour

Youth Adaptive Private lesson (45 min): $30.00 ($130.00 for 5 sessions)

Team Building

Available times for bookings:

Climbing

Monday, Thursday, Friday   8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 11:30am
Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm

After learning the fundamentals of safe belaying technique, climbers will tackle climbing challenges, games, and rappelling in this fun, experience based program. Choose three of the following for a 2.5 hour booking ($25 per person), or four for a 3 hour booking ($30 per person):

  • Bouldering
  • Rappelling
  • Free climbing time
  • Rope ladder
  • Kit lower
  • Climbing challenges
  • Games
  • Team challenges

We want to help you customize your experience as much as possible – let us know if you have a specific teams building goals!

Rock shoes $5.00 + GST extra per person each session if desired, but not necessary
Minimum 6 participants   Maximum 25 participants

Birthday Parties

Climbing Available times for bookings:

Friday   12:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 11:30am
Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Party-goers climb and defy gravity on the indoor climbing wall. Instruction is minimal because the emphasis is put on fun!

Rock Rascals (4-6 years old)
1.0hr - $17.00/person
Specifically for our youngest future climbers, this preschool party program allows kids to explore climbing through play. Instructors lead games at the bouldering wall and provide belaying for top rope climbing. Low participant to instructor ratios mean that kids stay active and involved with minimal down time! Maximum of 9 kids.

Summit Scramblers (7-10 years old)
1.5hrs - $20.00/person
Kids start off with instructor-led bouldering challenges and then learn basic skills to safety belay a climber. Party-goers will be supervised by experienced kid-friendly instructors at all times and help tailor the experience so all kids go home feeling like they have accomplished something. No climbing experience required! Maximum of 12 kids.

Rockies Ramblers (10+ years old, or climbers with some previous experience)
2hrs – $23.00/person
After learning the basics skills to belay a climber safely youth have plenty of time to climb before challenging themselves by rappelling off the very top of our wall. Bouldering may be included in addition or instead of rappelling. Maximum of 12 kids.

All climbing parties includes youth oriented instruction, climbing harness and belay device.
Climbing shoes can be rented for $9.00, but are not required.
A Party Room can be rented for an additional $20 for one hour before or after climbing time
Non-climbing group leaders will not be charged.

School Groups

ClimbingAvailable times for bookings:

Monday-Friday   8:00am - 4:00pm
1h        $12/person
1.5hrs $15/person
2hrs $18/person
2.5hrs $20/person
3hrs $23/person

Rock shoes $5.00 + GST extra per person each session if desired, but not necessary
Ages 7 and older. Minimum of 6 participants, Maximum of 30.
1:8 instructor ratios

Climbing Series – The perfect solution for schools with time restrictions! Our experienced instructors teach only the most fundamental belay skills the first class and then add one additional skill each consecutive session in order to maximize learning but minimize non-climbing time. Recommended course length: 1-1.5hours
Instruction time will be kept to a maximum of 20 minutes per session.

Climbing Basics – Starting with a short lesson, participants learn how to belay a climber safely and then have the remainder of the booking to climb. Great for groups that are new to climbing! If you are looking to give your group skills that go beyond this program, the lesson may also be modified to teach participants the skills required to pass a belay test. Recommended course length: 1.5-2hrs

Bouldering Basics - Participants learn about bouldering safety and explore climbing movement through directed games and challenges. This is a great way to challenge groups with or without pervious climbing experience, introduce a fun way to cross training for athletes or just explore the most accessible of climbing styles. Recommended course length: 1-1.5hrs

*NEW Rope Physics – Learn about pulley systems, load distribution, and mechanical advantage in a fun and interactive way. We set up a variety of different rope systems to demonstrate these principles and discuss work, simple vs. complex vs. compound systems, two methods to calculate mechanical advantage, and determining the load on an anchor point. This course is great for hands on learners! Maximum of 12 participants.
Program length and cost:
1 hour $250.00
2 hours $400.00

*NEW Instructor Training – Learn the mysterious ways of child wrangling in the vertical world. We come to you!
Contact us for pricing.

Charities & NPOs

Contact Ashley or Nick for rates for your group!

Adaptive Climbing

These programs are designed to introduce people with special needs to a fun lifelong activity. Our unique wall allows us to set up a variety of different programs and systems in order to accommodate climbers with any physical or developmental disabilities. Our experienced and enthusiastic instructors will work with you to create a custom program fitted to whatever your needs may be. We will challenge participants in a fun, safe, supportive manner to ensure that each participant feels included and successful.
Your staff belay – 1:6 ratio, $20/person
Our staff belay – 1:3 ratio, $25/person
Change the ratio by hiring an extra instructor for $25/hour.

Private Lessons - $30 for one 45 minute lesson
$130 for a series of 5 45 minute lessons.

Climbing Wall Rental

ClimbingBoth the Climbing and Bouldering walls can be rented hourly, as a half day or for a full day to external groups looking to practice or teach a variety of skills such as crevasse rescue, rock rescue, trad climbing techniques and caving. Any group wanting to run an instructional program (paid or unpaid) or a technical practice session, must block book the climbing or bouldering and comply to the Outdoor Centre's Outside Instructor Policies. No outside instruction is allowed in either facility during open rec hours.

For more details on block bookings for the Bouldering and Climbing Walls please contact Ashley or Nick at climb@ucalgary.ca with the following information:

Group name
Number of participants
Activity
Certification external Instructors or group leaders
2-3 dates and times that would work for you group.
Contact information.

$100/hr, 10% discount for bookings more the 3 hours.

Outdoor Climbing

Let us take you outside! Our experienced certified guides will provide a fun safe day out in the mountains. We will work with you to set up a program that will meet your goals for the day.
1:6 ratio max. May 1 – Oct 1. 12+ years old. 24 participant maximum.
Day rates start at $105 per person, 4 person minimum. Contact us for group rates and more information.


Active Living

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