Lessons and skill-building courses

Start with beginner lessons and progress as your skills develop. Our experienced instructors teach kids and adults year-round.

What sets us apart? 

Built to practice outdoor mountain skills. Our 13m indoor climbing wall features an Entre-Prises wall and molded concrete panels embedded with quartzite holds, texture, cracks and chimneys. It was designed to learn/practice leading on gear, anchor building, rappelling, rock rescue and crevasse rescue. 

A revamped bouldering wall. The bouldering wall in the basement of the Kinesiology A block was revamped in 2019 through recommendations and feedback of the local climbing community.

Students and group discounts. University of Calgary students have free access to the climbing walls as part of their fees.

Click the 'Browse programs' button to see Outdoor Centre offerings/dates on the shared Active Living registration tool.


Climbing programs

Start with indoor beginner climbing courses and progress to lead climbing outdoors. Our experienced instructors teach kids and adults year-round.

Want to use the climbing wall? More information.


Bouldering programs

Our experienced instructors will teach you the basics and help you to become a strong, confident climber on the University of Calgary bouldering wall.

Want to use the bouldering wall? More information.


Climbing and Bouldering

Ashley Weeks
Program Coordinator, Instructor

T. 403.220.3695

Our program coordinators