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.


  • Closed February 13, 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Closed for resetting February 19-25.

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 climbing office opposite the Outdoor Centre (KNB180) then access the Climbing Wall on the basement floor (KNB80). 

Bouldering Wall



  • The bouldering wall will be closed July-August 2023.

Access: All users require a wristband. You can collect a wristband at the climbing office opposite the Outdoor Centre (KNB180). or Active Living Client Services (KNA104). or the Fitness Centre front desk (KNB 154).

Access the Bouldering Wall on the basement floor of the Kinesiology A block. 

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.

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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)

Belay tests are non-instructional and require competent knowledge of belay skills prior to the test. Two competent climbers are required to take the belay test.

Learn more about Active Living memberships