Programs

We offer a wide variety of programs for all age groups and skill levels. To confirm your spot in any of our programs is simple and takes only a couple of minutes:

  1. Scroll through the list below or use the options on the left to find a program that’s right for you.
  2. Select your preferred location from the drop down list
  3. Click on “Book Now” and complete our online registration form
  4. Within a few minutes you should receive an email confirming your registration. That’s it.

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Drop-In Climbing

Come in and climb anytime in our large ropeless bouldering areas or use our auto-belays that let you climb to the top without a partner. These are both great ways to try climbing for adults and kids ages 6 and up. We offer enough variety for the beginner to have fun and for the expert to stay interested. No experience required.

Cost: Facility Day Pass and Rentals if necessary.

Bouldering

Come in and climb anytime in our large bouldering area. We offer enough variety for the beginner to have fun and for the expert to stay interested. No experience required.

Cost: Facility Day Pass and Rentals if necessary.

 

ClimbPark

CCC Hanger’s NEW ClimbPark offers an entirely original climbing experience. It’s a fun zone with 21 vertical challenge elements where participants push their limits on our Jump Tower, Maze wall, Balance Pillars, Freefall Slide, Speed walls, Disappearing Holds and more. Staff supervises at all times, and we are the only ones clipping and unclipping participants. No experience required.

Cost: $20.00 per person per 1-hour session.

Details: Sessions start on the hour. Participants must weigh between 40 and 265 lbs., have signed a waiver form and be wearing clean, non-marking shoes and socks. We recommend this activity for ages 6 and up but do permit 5 year olds when appropriate.

It’s best to reserve a spot via our online booking form but you can just drop in too.

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ClimbPark Party

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Summer Camps

Register for a CCC Summer Camp. We offer week-long camps for ages 4-14. These camps are available during the summer months.

Participants will climb and learn with our instructors in a fun and challenging setting. We are climbers, it’s who we are, what we do and we’d love the chance to share our passion for this sport.

We offer half day and full day camps at all locations. No experience required.

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Day Camps

This 1-day camp is great for new or returning climbers. Participants will explore each gym, climb the walls, boulder and get some belaying and knots experience.

Climbers who are with us for more than 1 day will get to experience more advanced terrain. Participants will be grouped by age and experience.

Cost: $50 +gst, per participant, per day. We encourage climbers to come more than once. Different walls and activities will be available.

Available camp days in fall and winter, 12pm-4pm.

Feb 3, 16,17 & 20, March 23,24,27,28,29,30,31, April 3,14,17

Participants must be aged 6-14. No exceptions. All climbing equipment is included with this camp except for climbing shoes. Participants can wear runners or rent climbing shoes for $5/day.

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First Step Beginner Lesson

Give climbing a try! If you’re interested in climbing but don’t know where to start, we can show you the ropes (so to speak). This two-hour class is highly recommended and will teach you the basic skills required to top-rope climb and belay. Learn how to put on your harness, tie the proper knots and manage the rope belay systems. If we’ve done our job, you might just catch the climbing bug yourself!

Cost: $40.00 or FREE with purchase of a one month pass.* All equipment and post lesson belay check included.

Time: This 2 hour lesson is available many times a week at all locations.

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Family Beginner Lesson

Families that climb together, stay together. Right? Similar to a regular beginner lesson, this 2-hour class focuses on ensuring that both children and parents feel comfortable climbing as a team. Adults and children 9 and up will learn how to belay each other. Children 6 and older will learn how to put on their harness, tie their knot and check their belayer. No experience required.

Cost: $35.00/person. Minimum of 2 participants per Family. All equipment included (please bring clean athletic shoes).

Time: You must pre-register. Classes typically run on weekend afternoons.

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Kids Climb

Welcome to our world. Have your kids tried climbing yet? If they (or you) aren’t ready to commit to a pre-registered class, drop in any Saturday morning and watch them reach new heights. Intended for 4-14-year-olds, enthusiastic staff will open your child’s eyes to this tremendous sport and maybe even spark a lifelong obsession. No experience required.

This program is only available at the Chinook and Stronghold location

Cost: $25/child. All equipment included (please bring clean athletic shoes and participants MUST have a completed waiver form).

Time: This is a first come, first served, drop-in service.

Every Saturday 10am – 12pm at Chinook

Every Sunday 10am – 12pm at Stronghold

Nanos

Designed for climbers aged 6 to 8, Nanos introduces kids to the amazing sport of climbing while building their confidence through activities and games. Our goal is to create a positive, social environment that makes the physical challenge of climbing fun and rewarding. No experience required.

Cost: $80.00. Must pre-register. Harness Rental included (please bring clean athletic shoes).

Time: 1.5 hrs for 4 weeks. Available every month.

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Junior Club

The Junior Club, for ages 9 to 14, is an exciting introduction to our structured youth programs. Clubs meet once a week for challenging sessions of climbing in an inclusive environment. Knowledgeable staff teach critical skills while encouraging camaraderie among club members.

Cost: $80.00/month. Equipment not included. You can purchase or rent before each session.

Time: 2 hrs per week for 4 weeks. Available every month.

Participants MUST know how to toprope belay and tie in. We offer 1 hour pre-club lessons for new participants.

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Daytime Climbing Club (ages 6-14)

Our Daytime Climbing Club is an introduction into a structured youth program. Each club meets once a week for a fun session of climbing in a social and instructive environment. Climbing skills and technique will be taught while playing various climbing related activities and games.
For kids 6 to 14 years old.

Participants over 9 years of age will be taught how to belay each other. Younger participants will be belayed by the older kids and will use the auto-belay machines. Participants will be supervised by our instructors as they belay each other.

This is a 4 week program. 2 hours each week.
Cost is $80 per month.

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Birthday Group (1 Hr)

Having a birthday party at the Calgary Climbing Centre is a great way to celebrate! Our Parties are fun for all ages. Our staff will take care of everything. Participants get to climb and have fun. You can plan to Challenge yourself, race your friends up the wall and try lots of different walls. With over 40 different walls to climb on there are nearly endless options for your birthday adventures.
You’ll have a great time!

Our 4:1 climber/staff ratio is the best in the city, which means everyone gets in more than enough climbing to work up an appetite for cake.

This 1 hour option is best for ages 5 and up.

Cost: $17.00 / per person

All participants need a completed waiver form and clean shoes.
Our party room is available for the 45 minutes after your climbing at a cost of $25.
This option is only available at the Chinook and Stronghold locations. All parties at the Hanger location are booked in our NEW ClimbPark area via the ClimbPark Group link.

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Birthday Group (1.5 Hrs)

This 1.5 hour option is best for ages 6 and up.

Cost: $21.00 / per person

All participants need a completed waiver form and clean shoes.
Our party room is available for the 45 minutes after your climbing at a cost of $25.
This option is only available at the Chinook and Stronghold locations. All parties at the Hanger location are booked in our NEW ClimbPark area via the ClimbPark Group link.

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Birthday Group (2 Hrs)

This 2 hour option is best for ages 9 and up.

Cost: $25.00 / per person

All participants need a completed waiver form and clean shoes.
Our party room is available for the 45 minutes after your climbing at a cost of $25.
This option is only available at the Chinook and Stronghold locations. All parties at the Hanger location are booked in our NEW ClimbPark area via the ClimbPark Group link.

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Development Youth Teams

The Elite,Development and Sport team programs are designed for athletes who want to get more serious about climbing but aren’t quite ready to compete. Aimed at ages 9-18, teams meet twice per week and train with two dedicated, experienced coaches. Our goal is to introduce young climbers to the team training environment, commitment and competition.

Details: Tryouts held every September. For more information and to register for tryouts follow this link: http://calgaryclimbing.com/events/youth-team-tryouts/

Email for more info: jelisa@calgaryclimbing.com

Elite Competitive Youth Team

The Climbing Centre is proud to support its very own Competitive Youth Team. Competitions are mandatory, and dedicated coaches train team members for high performance local, national and international competitions.

Details: Tryouts held every September. For more information and to register for tryouts follow this link: http://calgaryclimbing.com/events/youth-team-tryouts/

Email for more info: jelisa@calgaryclimbing.com

Lead Climbing Lesson

Now that you are getting good at the climbing basics, the next progressive step is to learn how to lead. This 3-hour course teaches you skills and concepts required to safely lead climb and lead belay indoors. Say goodbye to your old friends. You’ll never want to leave the gym!

Cost: $99.00. Rentals not included.

Book online.

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Mechanics of Movement C1 – C4

Improve your climbing skills at our Mechanics of Movement clinics. Appropriate for both new and experienced climbers, these clinics introduce specifically created bouldering routes to help participants focus on one particular technique at a time.

Cost: $10. Day Pass and Equipment not included.

Details: 2 levels of experience available. C1 to C4 climbers and C5 to C8 climbers.

Book Online.

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Mechanics of Movement C5 – C8

Improve your climbing skills at our Mechanics of Movement clinics. Appropriate for both new and experienced climbers, these clinics introduce specifically created bouldering routes to help participants focus on one particular technique at a time.

Cost: $10. Daypass and Equipment not included.

Details: 2 levels of experience available. C1-C4 and C5-C8

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Building the Basics Technique Class

Climbing is the ultimate full-body workout that we want you to enjoy for years to come. Learn proper technique in order to improve more quickly and to avoid chronic injury. In this 4-week class, we will teach you where, how and why to apply various climbing techniques as well as skills such as resting on the wall, back stepping, foot placements and body positioning. You will be amazed at how quickly you can improve with a few helpful pointers.

Cost: $109.00. Rentals not included.

Details: 2-hour class for 4 weeks. Participants must know how to toprope belay before taking this class.

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Women on Walls Technique Class

Ladies, try the class specifically crafted for the female physique. This 4-week program will leave you feeling more confident and knowledgeable about how to use your build to your advantage on the wall. Sorry guys, go find another class. This is a popular program, so please call and book ahead.

Cost: $109.00. Equipment Rentals not included.

Details: Participants need to know how to toprope belay before taking this class.

Book online

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Adult Development Teams

The Adult Development Team blends technical training with regimented strength and conditioning routines. Work with a coach to correct technical errors and build the strength you need to improve performance on your projects. Intense efforts in both bouldering and sport climbing will be explored as participants cycle through technique, conditioning, endurance, strength, power and stamina phases. Sign up now and see how coaching can transform your climbing!

Cost: $125 / 4 weeks with 8 sessions. Day Pass not included.

Details: Prerequisites – Toprope Belay and climbing C3 or 5.10

These training groups are in huge demand. Please email or call your location of choice to put your name on the waiting list. Currently Hanger and Chinook have a waiting list system.

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Private Instruction

Enjoy some alone time with your wall. Our experienced instructors can help you get a better grip on challenging techniques or topics in a focused session designed just for you.

Cost: $40.00/hour for one person. Add a second person for and additional $25/hour.

Equipment Rentals and Day Pass not included after your lesson.

Book online or call your location of choice for more options. At this time, only the CCC Hanger let’s you book private lessons online.

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Competitive Adult AM Team

This small adult team is hand picked to train, compete and help develop training for athletic development within the Calgary Climbing Centre community.

AM TEAM Minimum Guidelines: Must compete (All CCC competitions, 4 competition minimum). Must climb 5.11a or higher and boulder C3 (Men and Women)

Tryouts are usually held each summer for the following fall/winter competition season.

Email chinook@calgaryclimbing.com for more info. You will be able to register for this year’s tryouts once we finalize the new schedule.

Competitive Adult Pro Team

This small team of elite climbers are hand-picked to train together and compete.

PRO TEAM minimum guidelines: Must complete All CCC comps, 4 comp minimum. Must climb 5.12a or higher and boulder C4 (Men and Women).

Tryouts are usually held each summer for the following fall/winter competition season.

Email chinook@calgaryclimbing.com for more info. You will be able to register for this year’s tryouts once we finalize the new schedule.

Outdoor Beginner Lesson

The sun is shining and the mountains are calling you. Come outside with us and learn how to climb on rock. This course will teach you the top rope skills you would use inside, but in an outdoor setting. Our ACMG certified guides will help you learn the skills to get you started as an outdoor rock climber. This full-day basic course includes instruction and coaching on rock, and all the gear you need for your course. No experience necessary.

Cost: $199. All equipment included.

Book Online or Call for more information: 403-276-6484

 

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Outdoor Lead Lesson

Now that you’re feeling comfortable with climbing, the next step, is learning how to lead climb. This program will teach you everything you need to know to sport climb and lead belay outdoors.

This course includes 3 hours of indoor training, where we practice clipping, lead climbing and lead belaying with a GRIGRI before moving outdoors for a full day lesson.

Outdoors we focus on building and cleaning lead and top rope anchors. You will learn how to clean anchors on both a lower and rappel using a range of equipment options.

Cost: $225, Personal climbing equipment can be provided if needed.

Book online or Call to register: 403-276-6484

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Outdoor Multi Pitch Lesson

Ready for a view from the top? There is so much rock to climb in the Rockies, let our ACMG certified guides teach you how to handle whatever our local climbing areas throw your way.

This course includes 2 days of training and outdoor climbing. We will introduce you to the skills required to climb gear and multi-pitch routes; safely and with confidence.

You will learn about placing gear, building multi-directional anchors, belaying from above, anchor transitions, route reading and more.

Cost: $375 per person. Group discounts may be available. Gratuities not included.

Book online or Call to Book: 403-276-6484

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Outdoor Rock Rescue

From the blossoming sport climber to the weathered and seasoned alpinist, everyone will benefit from learning the tools and systems presented in this course.

This Rock Rescue course will help increase your confidence and knowledge of ways to get out of situations many climbers find themselves in. Fallen leaders, stuck ropes, injuries and weak seconds can all cause problems when attempting a climbing objective. This course will help you overcome some of these challenges.

This specialty course includes 2 full days of outdoor climbing, with instruction on rescue techiques from below and above. Some of the skills learned include escaping the belay, raising an injured, passing a damaged section of rope, as well rope ascending and lowering options for individuals and teams.

Cost: $375 per person. Group discounts may be available. Gratuities not included.

Book online or Call to register: 403-276-6484

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Outdoor Private Lesson

Have something specific in mind that you’d like to work on or a particular local area that you’d like to explore? Book a private outdoor lesson and get undivided attention from one of our certified guides. We can accommodate and teach in almost any setting.

Cost: $750 for one person, $100/ for additional persons (up to 6). All equipment included.

Gratuities not included

Call to Book: 403-276-6484