Climbing Wall

Climbing and Bouldering Walls

Hours and Access

Climbing Wall


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


  • The climbing wall will be closed April. 15 and 18.

Belay tests: All climbing wall users must sign a waiver and complete a current Top Rope and/or Lead Belay Test. 

Access: Check in at the Outdoor Centre (KNB180) then access the Climbing Wall on the basement floor (KNB80). 

Bouldering Wall



  • Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Access: You must check in at the Outdoor Centre (KNB180) or Active Living Client Services (KNA104). Access the Boulder Wall on the basement floor of the Kinesiology A block. 

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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 with recommendations and feedback from the local climbing community.

Lessons and skill-building courses

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

Browse programs

Come climb with us!

Access to the Climbing and Bouldering Walls is included for UCalgary students and Active Living members. 

Non-members can purchase a drop-in Day Pass to climb. 


  • Belay & Lead Belay test: Free
  • Shoes: $9
  • Harness: $6
  • Belay device: $2
  • Day Pass: $10.50 (non-members)

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