*Only low-intensity, virtual, and outdoor programs will be open for registration on April 6 and those programs will only run if restrictions allow. Our other programs are scheduled and listed in this guide, but registration for these will only open when restrictions are lifted.
Spring and Summer in Wilson Climbing Centre

Climbing Programs

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


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Spring / Summer Program Details


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
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
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
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.

Youth Programs (Registration Opens April 6)

Recreation Guide Spring 2021 - Please visit www.activityreg.ualberta.ca for more information.


Youth Climbing Programs available for Spring / Summer 2021: Youth Club, Youth Development Teams (A-D), and Youth Competitive Team.

Days / Times Dates Code Location Cost*
Youth Club - FUNdamentals (6 to 9 Years)
Sat 8:30 - 10:00 AM Jul 3 to Aug 28 12292 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $153.00
Sun 10:15 - 11:45 AM Jul 4 to Aug 29 12293 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $153.00
Youth Club - Learn 2 Climb (8 to 12 Years)
Sat 10:15 - 11:45 AM Jul 3 to Aug 28 12294 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $153.00
Sun 10:15 - 11:45 AM Jul 4 to Aug 29 12295 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $153.00
Youth Development Team A (10 to 18 Years)
Tue, Thu & Sat
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Jul 3 to Aug 31 12296 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $507.00
Youth Development Team B (10 to 18 Years)
Mon, Wed & Fri
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Jul 2 to Aug 30 12297 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $487.50
Youth Development Team C (9 to 14 Years)
Wed & Fri
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Jul 2 to Aug 27 12298 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $331.50
Youth Development Team D (9 to 14 Years)
Sat 12:00 - 2:00 PM Jul 3 to Aug 28 12300 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $175.50
Mon 4:00 - 6:00 PM Jul 5 to Aug 30 12299 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $156.00
Youth Competitive Team (11 to 18 Years)
Mon to Sat
5:30 to 8:00 PM
Jul 3 to Aug 31 12301 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $867.00
Youth Competitive Team + Kit (11 to 18 Years)
Mon to Sat
5:30 to 8:00 PM
Jul 3 to Aug 31 12302 Wilson Climbing Centre Public $991.78

New to Climbing (Registration Opens April 6)

Recreation Guide Spring 2021 - Please visit www.activityreg.ualberta.ca for more information.


New to Climbing Programs available for Spring / Summer 2021: U Belay, U Intro to Climbing, and Women on Walls.

Days / Times Dates Code Location Cost*
U Intro to Climbing (14+ Years)
Sun 12:00 - 2:00 PM Jul 4 to 18 12288 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $99.00
Staff/Alumni $111.00
Member $114.00
Public $126.00 
Sun 12:00 - 2:00 PM Jul 25 to Aug 8 12289 Wilson Climbing Centre
Sun 12:00 - 2:00 PM Aug 15 to 29 12290 Wilson Climbing Centre
U Belay (14+ Years)
Wed 6:15 - 8:15 PM Jul 7 12246 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00
Member $52.00
Public $55.00 
Wed 6:15 - 8:15 PM Jul 14 12247 Wilson Climbing Centre
Wed 6:15 - 8:15 PM Jul 21 12248 Wilson Climbing Centre
Wed 6:15 - 8:15 PM Jul 28 12249 Wilson Climbing Centre
Wed 6:15 - 8:15 PM Aug 4 12250 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $30.00
Staff/Alumni $50.00
Member $52.00
Public $55.00 
Wed 6:15 - 8:15 PM Aug 11 12251 Wilson Climbing Centre
Wed 6:15 - 8:15 PM Aug 18 12252 Wilson Climbing Centre
Wed 6:15 - 8:15 PM Aug 25 12253 Wilson Climbing Centre
Women on Walls (14+ Years)
Fri 6:15 - 8:15 PM Jul 2 to Aug 27 12283 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $202.50
Staff/Alumni $218.25
Member $225.00
Public $240.75

Learn to Lead (Registration Opens April 6)

Recreation Guide Spring 2021 - Please visit www.activityreg.ualberta.ca for more information.


Learn to Lead Programs available for Spring / Summer 2021: U Lead and Complete Climber.

Days / Times Dates Code Location Cost*
U Lead (14+ Years)
Mon 6:15 - 8:45 PM Jul 5 to 12 12258 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $125.00
Staff/Alumni $135.00
Member $140.00
Public $150.00  
Mon 6:15 - 8:45 PM Jul 19 to 26 12260 Wilson Climbing Centre
Mon 6:15 - 8:45 PM Aug 9 to 16 12261 Wilson Climbing Centre
Mon 6:15 - 8:45 PM Aug 23 to 30 12262 Wilson Climbing Centre
Complete Climber (14+ Years)
Sun 12:00 - 2:00 PM Jul 4 to Aug 29 12291 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $202.50
Staff/Alumni $234.00
Member $254.25
Public $267.75

Climbing Conditioning (Registration Opens April 6)

Recreation Guide Spring / Summer 2021 - Please visit www.activityreg.ualberta.ca for more information.


Climbing Conditioning Programs available for Spring / Summer 2021: U Train and U Upgrade.

Days / Times Dates Code Location Cost*
U Train (14+ Years)
Tue & Thu
6:15 - 8:15 PM
Jul 6 to Aug 31 12265 Wilson Climbing Centre Student $331.50 
Staff/Alumni $357.00
Member $374.00
Public $399.50

*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.