Collicutt Drop In Climbing & Bouldering

Check out our new interactive Drop-In Activities calendar in our Activities Search and Registration tool to find drop-in climbing and bouldering times at the Collicutt Centre.

Prefer to view or print a PDF copy of the drop in schedules?

Visit our Printable Drop In Schedules web page for the latest drop in schedules in pdf format.

Be sure to visit the Holiday Hours and Facility Closures - Collicutt page to make sure there are no closures or holiday hours in effect.

What you need to know before you come

Climbing:

  • Waivers are required for the Field House climbing wall and Mr. Big climbing wall.
  • Patrons under the age of 18 require the signature of a parent or legal guardian.
  • First time climbers are required to obtain a belay card (unless otherwise stated).
  • A belay card is obtained by passing a belay test which can be taken during our climbing drop-in hours. Cost is $5.00. Patrons must be 13+ years old. The belay card is valid for one calendar year.
  • Patrons under 13 years may climb with an adult who holds a valid belay card.
  • Outdoor shoes are not permitted. Proper climbing shoes and climbing equipment may be signed out with photo identification.
  • Socks are required and can be purchased for $2.00.
  • Chalk is available to rent for $1.00. 

TRUBLUE Auto Belay System:

An auto belay is a device that climbers attach to their harness that takes up the slack as the climber ascends, and then safely controls the descent as the climber is lowered to the ground. Climbers can clip in and climb without having to depend on a partner to belay them. The TRUBLUE auto belays allow climbers the flexibility to get in a quick endurance workout. No experience is necessary.

Before using an auto belay device, all climbers must pass a test and receive an auto belay card. The card is valid for one calendar year and will allow climbers to auto belay anytime the Field House wall is open for drop-in climbing. 

The auto belay test is available to anyone 13+ years. The cost is $10.00 which includes an orientation, test and auto belay card. 

The orientation is offered during drop-in climbing times and is approximately 5-10 minutes in length. If the climbing staff are not available at that time, the climbers may be asked to wait or return at another time.

If climbers are under the age of 13, and wish to obtain an auto belay card, they MUST have passed the Collicutt Centre Climbing Kids level 4 course. 

If you are already familiar with the auto belay system, you may just take the test for $5.00 to receive your card. 

Bouldering: 

  • All ages are welcome.
  • Waivers are not required. 
  • Outdoor shoes are not permitted. Proper climbing shoes may be signed out with photo identification.
  • Socks are required and can be purchased for $2.00.

Available Courses:

Taste of Climbing: For first time climbers, this drop-in course introduces you to climbing the Field House wall. Belay card is not required and shoes and harness are provided with picture identification.

Learn the Ropes Course: This registered 2 hour course covers all the basics to get you climbing safely. Register online or at the Collicutt Centre front reception desk. 

Birthday parties and private wall bookings are available. For birthday parties call 403-358-4385. Private wall bookings call 403-358-4387.

See more information about Collicutt Climbing and Bouldering.

Two ways to pay for the day

Pay for a single day admission or use a facility pass or card. Check out our Facility Admission Fees & Pass Prices for all of the admission options.