Climbing Programs

Wilson Climbing Centre (WCC)

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

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Youth Programs and Teams Registration Opens April 4

FUNdamentals (6-9 years)

Ages 6 to 9. Fun, inclusive, multi-modality, and developmentally appropriate climbing activities.

Register for FUNdamentals

Cost

  • Public: $136.00-153.00
    1See cost below

Program Dates Spring

  • Sunday from May 1 to June 26, 2022
    2:30 to 4:00 PM
    Course code: 14023
    Cost1: $153.00
  • Saturday from May 7 to June 25, 2022
    2:30 to 4:00 PM
    Course code: 14022
    Cost1: $136.00

Learn2Climb (8-12 Years)

Ages 8 to 12. Fun, inclusive, multi-modality, and developmentally appropriate climbing activities.

Register for Learn2Climb

Cost

  • Public: $136.00-$153.00
    1See cost below

Program Dates Spring

  • Sunday from May 1 to June 26, 2022
    4:15 to 5:45 PM
    Course code: 14025
    Cost1: $153.00
  • Saturday from May 7 to June 25, 2022
    4:15 to 5:45 PM
    Course code: 14024
    Cost1: $136.00

Youth Competitive Team (11-18 years)

Ages 11 to 18. Climbers train with elite coaches for local, regional, and national sanctioned climbing competitions.

Register for Youth Competitive Team (11-18 years)

Cost

  • Public: $892.50

Program Dates Spring

  • May 3 to June 30, 2022
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 6:30 to 9:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 4:00 to 5:30 PM
    • Saturday: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Course code: 14034

Youth Development—Team A (10-18 Years)

Ages 10 to 18. LEAD climbing proficiency and skill refinement. Climbers prepare for the transition to our Youth Competitive Team.

Register for Youth Development—Team A

Cost

  • Public: 507.00

Program Dates Spring

  • May 3 to June 30, 2022:
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 4:15 to 6:15 PM
    • Saturday: 12:15 to 2:15 PM
    Course code: 14026

Program Dates Summer

  • July 2 to August 30, 2022:
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 4:15 to 6:15 PM
    • Saturday: 12:15 to 2:15 PM
    Course code: 14068

Youth Development—Team B (10-18 Years)

Ages 10 to 18. LEAD climbing introduction and skill acquisition. Climbers learn how to lead climb and belay.

Register for Youth Development—Team B

Cost

  • Public: $487.50

Program Dates Spring

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from May 2 to June 29, 2022
    6:30 to 8:30 PM
    Course code: 14027

Program Dates Summer

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from July 4 to August 31, 2022
    6:30 to 8:30 PM
    Course code: 14069

Youth Development—Team C (9-14 Years)

Ages 9 to 14. TOP-ROPE climbing proficiency and skill refinement. Climbers prepare for the transition to Development Team B.

Register for Youth Development—Team C

Cost

  • Public: $331.50

Program Dates Spring

  • Monday, Wednesday from May 2 to June 29, 2022
    4:15 to 6:15 PM
    Course code: 14030

Program Dates Summer

  • Monday, Wednesday from July 4 to August 31, 2022
    4:15 to 6:15 PM
    Course code: 14070

Youth Development—Team D (9-14 Years)

Ages 9 to 14. TOP-ROPE climbing introduction and skill acquisition. Climbers learn how to top-rope climb and belay.

Register for Youth Development—Team D

Cost

  • Public: $156.00-$175.50
    1See cost below

Program Dates Spring

  • Sunday from May 1 to June 26, 2022
    12:15 to 2:15 PM
    Course code: 14032
    Cost1: $175.50
  • Friday from May 6 to June 24, 2022
    4:15 to 6:15 PM
    Course code: 14031
    Cost1: $156.00

Program Dates Summer

  • Friday from July 8 to August 26, 2022
    4:15 to 6:15 PM
    Course code: 14071
    Cost1: $156.00

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New to Climbing Registration Opens April 4

U Belay (+14 years)

Ages 14+. Prepare to challenge the Wilson Climbing Center top-rope belay test.

Register for U Belay (+14 years)

Cost

  • U of A Student: $30.00
  • U of A Staff and Alumni: $50.00
  • Member (SCSC, ACC/CGI, VVC): $52.00
  • Public: $55.00

Program Dates Spring

  • Thursday from May 5, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14003
  • Thursday from May 12, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14004
  • Thursday from May 19, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14005
  • Thursday from May 26, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14006
  • Thursday from June 2, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14007
  • Thursday from June 9, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14008
  • Thursday from June 16, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14009
  • Thursday from June 23, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14010
  • Thursday from June 30, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14011

Program Dates (Summer)

  • Thursday from July 7, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14046
  • Thursday from July 14, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14047
  • Thursday from July 21, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14048
  • Thursday from July 28, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14049
  • Thursday from August 4, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14050
  • Thursday from August 11, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14051
  • Thursday from August 18, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14052
  • Thursday from August 25, 2022
    5:00 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14053

U Intro to Climbing (+14 years)

Ages 14+. Holistic instruction of basic climbing competencies (in both bouldering and top-rope modalities) for beginner climbers.

Register for U Intro (+14 years)

Cost

  • U of A Student: $99.00
  • U of A Staff and Alumni: $111.00
  • Member (SCSC, ACC/CGI, VVC): $114.00
  • Public: $126.00

Program Dates Spring

  • Friday from May 6 to May 20, 2022
    7:00 to 9:00 PM
    Course code: 14019 CANCELLED
  • Friday from May 27 to June 10, 2022
    7:00 to 9:00 PM
    Course code: 14020

Program Dates Summer

  • Friday from July 8 to July 22, 2022
    7:00 to 9:00 PM
    Course code: 14061
  • Friday from July 29 to August 12, 2022
    7:00 to 9:00 PM
    Course code: 14062

Women on Walls (14+ Years)

Ages 14+. For beginner-level female climbers.

Register for Women on Walls

Cost

  • U of A Student: $180.00
  • U of A Staff and Alumni: $194.00
  • Member (SCSC, ACC/CGI, VVC): $200.00
  • Public: $214.00

Program Dates Spring

  • Mondays from May 2 to June 27, 2022
    7:00 to 9:00 PM
    Course code: 14018

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Learn to Lead Registration Opens April 4

Complete Climber (+14 years)

Ages 14+. Learn how to ascend all 3 modalities of climbing routes available in the Wilson Climbing Center: bouldering, top-rope climbing, and lead climbing.

Register for Complete Climber (+14 years)

Cost

  • U of A Student: $202.50
  • U of A Staff and Alumni: $234.00
  • Member (SCSC, ACC/CGI, VVC): $254.25
  • Public: $267.75

Program Dates Spring

  • Wednesdays from May 4 to June 29, 2022
    7:00 to 9:00 PM
    Course code: 14021

Program Dates Summer

  • Wednesdays from July 6 to August 31, 2022
    7:00 to 9:00 PM
    Course code: 14063

U Lead (+14 years)

Ages 14+. Prepare to challenge the Wilson Climbing Center lead belay test.

Register for U Lead (+14 years)

Cost

  • U of A Student: $125.00
  • U of A Staff and Alumni: $135.00
  • Member (SCSC, ACC/CGI, VVC): $140.00
  • Public: $150.00

Program Dates Spring

  • Tuesday from May 3 to May 10, 2022
    4:30 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14012 CANCELLED
  • Tuesday from May 17 to May 24, 2022
    4:30 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14013
  • Tuesday from May 31 to June 7, 2022
    4:30 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14014
  • Tuesday from June 14 to June 21, 2022
    4:30 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14015

Program Dates Summer

  • Tuesday from July 5 to July 12, 2022
    4:30 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14054
  • Tuesday from July 19 to July 26, 2022
    4:30 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14055
  • Tuesday from August 2 to August 9, 2022
    4:30 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14056
  • Tuesday from August 16 to August 23, 2022
    4:30 to 7:00 PM
    Course code: 14057

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Climbing Conditioning Registration Opens April 4

U Train (+14 years)

Ages 14+. Designed for beginner to intermediate level climbers (i.e. can climb routes graded ≤5.10) with current top-rope and/or lead access

Register for U Train

Cost

  • U of A Student1: $312.00-$351.00
  • U of A Staff and Alumni1: $336.00-$378.00
  • Member (SCSC, ACC/CGI, VVC)1: $352.00-$396.00
  • Public1: $376.00-$423.00
1See cost below

Program Dates Summer

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 5 to August 25, 2022
    7:15 to 9:15 PM
    Course code: 14058
    Cost/Student1: $312.00
    Cost/Staff and Alumni1: $336.00
    Cost/Member1: $352.00
    Cost/Public1: $376.00

U Upgrade (+16 years)

Ages 16+. Designed for intermediate to advanced level climbers (i.e. can climbing routes graded >5.10) with current lead access.

Register for U Upgrade

Cost

  • U of A Student: $468.75
  • U of A Staff and Alumni: $506.25
  • Member (SCSC, ACC/CGI, VVC): $525.00
  • Public: $562.50

Program Dates Spring

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from May 2 to June 29, 2022
    7:00 to 9:00 AM
    Course code: 14017

Program Dates Summer

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from July 4 to August 31, 2022
    7:00 to 9:00 AM
    Course code: 14059
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