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)

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Waiver | Adult Participant | 18+

For patrons 18 years or older at the time of entry

Waiver | Adult Participant | 18+

Waiver | Youth Participant | 17 -
  • 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).

Waiver | Youth Participant | 17 -

Waiver | Volunteer Worker | 18+
  • For volunteers supporting Climbing Wall events
  • these volunteers would be by assigned and confirmed by the Wilson Climbing Centre Wall staff on an event-by-event basis

Waiver | Adult Volunteer | 18+

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

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