Learn the basics of indoor climbing during a 3-hour intro that includes a free week pass and all required equipment
About This Deal
Choose from Three Options
- C$78 for a “Getting Into It” introductory indoor rock-climbing class for two (a C$118 value)
- C$129 for a “Getting Into It” introductory indoor rock-climbing class for four (a C$236 value)
- C$71 for an introductory climbing course for two (a C$118 value)
The three-hour “Getting Into It” classes take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This class is also a certification preparation course that teaches you the skills needed to pass a Belay Check at Vertically Inclined so that you can use the facility independently.
The three-hour Introductory Climbing Course classes take place on selected Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings plus Saturday mornings. This class is best for getting clients on the wall and climbing quickly, but it does not teach you the rope skills to pass a Belay Check and use the facility independently.
Need To Know
About Vertically Inclined Rock Gym
In the six months before Vertically Inclined Rock Gym opened in 1996, construction crews lugged thousands of pounds of steel, hundreds of plywood sheets, 90 bags of cement, and 10,000 T-nuts to the site. Then, the staff installed more than 4,000 handholds to create 100 routes, lined up 24 top-ropes, and, finally, opened the doors to new and experienced climbers alike.
In addition to offering open-climbing passes, instructors teach classes for children and adults, introducing them to the thrill of indoor climbing—which offers many of the same challenges as outdoor climbing, but with fewer mountain trolls. The instructors pay careful attention to each of their students, whether they're parents teamed up with their 5–9 year olds for Tadpoles & Bullfrogs classes, older climbers enrolled in the Getting Into It introductory course, or advanced climbers learning to transition to outdoor climbing. They also supervise birthday parties that include bouldering games and time on the ropes.