Access, Hours and Rates

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Forms, Waivers, and Belay Tests

  • All users must complete a waiver form before entering the facility. Users under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign an Informed Consent Form. Waivers and Consent Forms are valid for 1 year.
  • To access the High Wall Loft, users must complete a Top Rope or Lead belay test. This applies to all climbers and belayers. Tests are subject to a non-refundable test fee:
    • Top Rope: $6
    • Lead: $10
  • Top Rope and Lead access are valid for 1 year after passing the test.

U of A Student Access

  • Students are required to check in at the front desk each time they visit the Wilson Climbing Center.
  • Students who are taking classes on-campus (and enrolled in either a full or part-time course load) will be automatically assessed for Athletics and Recreation Fees (see table below) - these fees cover access to the Climbing Centre during drop-in hours. Rental equipment is not included.
  • Students scheduled for off-campus study/academic practicum placements (e.g. work experience students) need to "opt in" for Athletics and Recreation fees through the office of the registrar - more information can be found here: https://www.ualberta.ca/registrar/costs-tuition-fees/noninstructional-fees
  • Drop-in prices will apply to students who have not paid Athletics & Recreation Fees at the time of check in."***

Non-Instructional Fee Rates (2019 - 20)

On-Campus Off-Campus
Full-time Part-Time Full-time Part-Time
Athletics and Recreation $82.00 $41.00 Optional Optional
Total $967.25 $744.34 $576.49 $509.81

Children at the Wilson Climbing Centre

  • Anyone under the age of 13 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Adults who have passed a belay test can belay children under 13, but must get a partner check from someone else with Top Rope access or one of our Climbing Gym Instructors.
  • Minimum age for belay checks:
    • Top Rope: 13 years*
    • Lead: 14 years*

*Exceptions may apply

Cost of Admission & Rentals

Drop-in Single Admission - Non-Student Admission



PUBLIC U OF A STAFF U OF A ALUMNI ACC or ACMG Member
14+ years $17.00 $14.00 $14.00 $15.50
Family (x2 members) $25.00 -- -- --
Family (x3 members) $30.00 -- -- --
Family (x4 members) $35.00 -- -- --
Family (x5 members) $40.00 -- -- --
13 years & under $12.00

All prices include GST. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Memberships

PUBLIC U OF A STAFF U OF A ALUMNI ACC or ACMG Member
1 MONTH MEMBERSHIP
14+ years $75.00 $60.00 $65.00 $70.00
U OF A Student
(Spring / Summer)
$50.00 -- -- --
13 years & under $50.00
4 MONTH MEMBERSHIP
14+ years $260.00 $180.00 $180.00 $200.00
U OF A Student
(Spring / Summer)
$180.00 -- -- --
13 years & under $175.00 -- -- --
1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP
14+ years $590.00 $530.00 $530.00 $560.00
13 years & under $420.00 -- -- --
RECURRING MEMBERSHIP
All ages $49.17 $44.17 $44.17 $46.67
All prices include GST. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Rental Equipment for On-Site Use

Climbing Shoes
$6 ($3 - 13 and under)
Harness $5 ($1.50 - 13 and under)
Chalk Bag $3
Belay Device & Carabiner Rental $3
Belay Gloves Rental $3
All prices include GST. Prices are subject to change without notice.


Equipment Sales

Card Replacement
$10
Chalk Ball (2 oz) $5.50
Finger Tape $6.50

 All prices include GST. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Drop-in Hours:

Monday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: noon - 6:00 pm
Sunday: noon - 6:00 pm

*Please note that the Wilson Climbing Centre is closed all statutory holidays and that certain portions of the facility may be closed for route setting, maintenance or events. Closures will be posted to our Facebook page.