Climbing Programs

Programs are available for people of all climbing abilities from novice to high-performance athletes. 


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Fall Program Details

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Youth Programs
Youth Club: FUNdamentals and Learn 2 Climb

Youth aged 6-12 years will gain technical climbing knowledge and build sport-specific skills in a fun, supervised environment.

Youth Development Teams (A-D)

Youth climbers aged 8-16 years will practice and improve their climbing skills in this structured program. Prerequisite: FUNdamentals, Learn to Climb, or Green and Gold Climbing Camp.

Youth Competitive Team

This program is for motivated youth climbers training for regional and national level competition climbing. For ages 11-18 years.

New to Climbing Programs
U Intro to Climbing

A comprehensive introduction to climbing for new climbers. Learn the basics of climbing including movement and top rope belay skills in three 2-hour sessions. For ages 14 and up.

U Belay

A 2-hour comprehensive top rope belay course that will prepare you for the top rope test and to safely top rope climb. For ages 14 and up.

Women on Walls

This climbing course is designed specifically for women and is taught by a female instructor. Learn movement, top rope belay skills, and climbing-specific fitness.

Learn to Lead Programs
U Lead

Learn the skills, techniques, and strategies required to safely and successfully lead climb. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and should have at least 6 months experience with top rope belay, and should be comfortable climbing 5.9.

Complete Climber

A complete semester program designed to take the brand new climber from step one to the top. For ages 14 and up.

Climbing Conditioning Programs
U Train

A training program designed to push the intermediate climber to new levels. For ages 14 and up.

U Upgrade

A comprehensive training program for ages 16+ structured for intermediate and advanced climbers who want to upgrade their climbing ability. This program is designed to be the next step after our U Train Program.

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Youth Programs (Registration Opens Aug 3)

Climbing programs available for registration: Youth Club FUNdamentals, Youth Club Learn 2 Climb, Youth Development Teams (A, B, C, D), and Youth Competitive Team. Visit www.activityreg.ualberta.ca to register.

Dates, Days & Times Code Location Cost*
Youth Club FUNdamentals (Ages 6 to 9)
Saturdays, Sep 11 to Nov 27 
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
13102 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $204.00
Sundays, Sep 12 to Nov 28 
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
13103 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $204.00
Youth Club Learn 2 Climb (Ages 8 to 12)
Saturdays, Sep 11 to Nov 27 
12:00 to 1:30 PM
13105 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $204.00
Sundays, Sep 12 to Nov 28 
12:00 to 1:30 PM
13106 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $204.00
Youth Development Team A
Mon/Wed/Fri, Sep 8 to Nov 26 
4:00 to 6:00 PM
13108 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $663.00
Youth Development Team B
Mon/Wed/Fri, Sep 8 to Nov 26 
6:00 to 8:00 PM
13109 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $663.00
Youth Development Team C
Tuesdays/Thursdays, Sep 7 to Nov 25 
4:00 to 6:00 PM
13110 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $448.50
Youth Development Team D
Saturdays, Sep 11 to Nov 27 
1:45 to 3:45 PM
13111 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $234.00
Sundays, Sep 12 to Nov 28
1:45 to 3:45 PM
13112 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $234.00
Youth Competitive Team
Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat, Sep 2 to Dec 23
5:30 to 8:00 PM
13113 /  
13114 (+kit)
Wilson Climbing Centre & Sport Performance Centre Public $1,581.00 or
$1,808.54 (+Kit)

New to Climbing (Registration Opens August 23)

Beginner Climbing programs available for registration: U Belay, U Intro to Climbing, and Women on Walls. 
Visit www.activityreg.ualberta.ca to register.

Dates, Days & Times Code Location Cost*
U Belay (Ages 14+)
Wednesday, Sep 8
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13074 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Sep 15
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13075 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Sep 22
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13076 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Sep 29
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13077 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Oct 6
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13078 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Oct 13
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13079 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Oct 20
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13080 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Oct 27
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13081 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Nov 3
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13082 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Nov 10
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13083 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Nov 17
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13084 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
Wednesday, Nov 24
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13085 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00 
Member $52.00
Public $55.00
U Intro to Climbing (Ages 14+)
Thursdays, Sep 9 to 23
6:00 to 8:00 PM
13095 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $99.00
Staff/Alumni $111.00 
Member $114.00
Public $126.00
Thursdays, Sep 30 to Oct 14 
6:00 to 8:00 PM
13096 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $99.00
Staff/Alumni $111.00 
Member $114.00
Public $126.00
Thursdays, Oct 21 to Nov 4 
6:00 to 8:00 PM
13097 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $99.00
Staff/Alumni $111.00 
Member $114.00
Public $126.00
Women on Walls (Ages 14+)
Tuesdays, Sep 7 to Nov 23
6:00 to 8:00 PM
13094 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $270.00
Staff/Alumni $291.00 
Member $300.00
Public $321.00

Learn to Lead (Registration Opens August 23)

Intermediate Climbing programs available for registration: U Lead and Complete Climber. Visit www.activityreg.ualberta.ca to register.

Dates, Days & Times Code Location Cost*
U Lead (Ages 14+)
Tuesdays, Sep 7 to 14 
5:00 to 7:30 PM
13086 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $125.00
Staff/Alumni $135.00 
Member $140.00
Public $150.00
Tuesdays, Sep 21 to 28 
5:00 to 7:30 PM
13087 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $125.00
Staff/Alumni $135.00 
Member $140.00
Public $150.00
Tuesdays, Oct 5 to 12 
5:00 to 7:30 PM
13088 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $125.00
Staff/Alumni $135.00 
Member $140.00
Public $150.00
Tuesdays, Oct 19 to 26 
5:00 to 7:30 PM
13089 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $125.00
Staff/Alumni $135.00 
Member $140.00
Public $150.00
Tuesdays, Nov 2 to 9
5:00 to 7:30 PM
13090 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $125.00
Staff/Alumni $135.00 
Member $140.00
Public $150.00
Tuesdays, Nov 16 to 23
5:00 to 7:30 PM
13091 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $125.00
Staff/Alumni $135.00 
Member $140.00
Public $150.00
Complete Climber (Ages 14+)
Fridays, Sep 10 to Nov 26  
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13098 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $270.00
Staff/Alumni $312.00 
Member $339.00
Public $357.00

Climbing Conditioning (Registration Opens August 23)

Climbing programs available for registration: U Train and U Upgrade. Visit www.activityreg.ualberta.ca to register.

Dates, Days & Times Code Location Cost*
U Train (Ages 14+)
Mondays/Thursdays, Sep 9 to Nov 25 
5:00 to 7:00 PM
13092 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $409.50
Staff/Alumni $441.00 
Member $462.00
Public $493.50
U Upgrade (Ages 16+)
Mon/Wed/Fri, Sep 8 to Nov 26 
7:00 to 9:00 AM
13093 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $637.50
Staff/Alumni $688.50
Member $714.00
Public $765.00

*Student: U of A student currently enrolled in an academic program at the U of A and has paid the Athletic and Recreation Fee.

Staff: U of A Staff (full-time, part-time, faculty, and support staff).

Member: Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) or Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) member. Proof must be shown to the front desk at entry in order to receive a discounted rate.