Wilson Climbing Centre

a female climber bouldering

making a vertical impression

The Wilson Climbing Centre is designed as an iconic purpose-built building creating a new gateway to the University of Alberta's North Campus. The centre is driven by a passion for climbing and are committed to promoting physical activity as a healthy lifetime pursuit.

The Climbing Centre consists of:

  • High wall with multiple surfaces of up to 60 vertical feet of top rope/lead climbing terrain
  • 14 top rope anchors (up to 2 top rope routes per anchor when fully saturated)
  • 20 lead anchors (up to 2 lead routes per anchor when fully saturated)
  • 4 mixed lead/top rope anchors (up to 2 lead/top rope routes per anchor when fully saturated)
  • 2 "adaptable" climbing anchors (1 route per anchor)

Climbing Documentation

Waiver of Liability (18+)

For patrons 18 years or older at the time of entry

Waiver of Liability (PDF)

Informed Consent (17 and under)
  • For patrons younger than 18 years at the time of entry
    • This form can ONLY be signed by a legal parent/guardian (>18 years in age) of the patron
      • Forms signed by care-workers, baby-sitters, the parents of a friend, other relatives, etc. WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED (and admission will not be granted).

Informed Consent Form (PDF)

Climbing Programs & Services

Climbing Programs

Private Lesson & Group Bookings

Access & Hours


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Climbing Contact

Wilson Climbing Centre, Van Vliet Complex
8707 Ave and 114 Street, University of Alberta

Campus Map

P: 780.492.2767
E: climbing@ualberta.ca