Town of Canmore

Climbing Gym


Our climbing gym is like no other. Designed by the world renowned climbing company Walltopia, our interior will make you forget you’re indoors due to the natural light and open spaces. Our training area has been designed so you can make the most of your climbing experience. Whether you are a beginner or training for international competition, you will love our wall!

If you have never climbed before, our staff will show you where and how to start your vertical adventures – It’s great family fun for ages 4 years and older! Climbers under 13 years old require adult supervision (one adult to a maximum of 3 climbers under 13) at all times in the climbing wall. 

First time at the wall?  pdf Click here! (5.11 MB)

For the online calendar showing what’s happening in recreation click here!

Waivers and Acknowledgement of Risk form

Please sign a waiver (climbers over age 18) or Acknowledgement of Risk form (climbers under age 18) before arriving at the climbing gym. Adults must provide photo ID for their first visit.

Click here for waivers and acknowledgements of risk

Note: Youth groups (school groups, sports teams, youth organizations, clubs, and birthday parties) require a booking with an instructor to use the wall to provide group risk management, ensure adequate staffing and to reserve wall space in our instructional/experiential climbing area. To ensure access to the wall for our members and other drop-ins, we minimize the number of groups in a period of time. Our programs provide the best group climbing experience! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Our amenities:

  • 1,000 square meters (11,000 sqr ft) of climbing surface as high as 15 m (45′) at its peak
  • Varied terrain with over 100 colour-coded climbs for climbers of all abilities
  • Over 40 climbing lines for top roping or lead climbing
  • Seven automatic belay systems that require minimal training or experience
  • Extensive bouldering terrain
  • Equipment rentals for indoor climbing

Equipment Rentals:

Climbing Shoes $6 + GST

Harness $5 + GST

Belay Device $2 + GST

Package (Shoes, Harness, Belay Device) $10 +GST

Member/Youth Package Deal $8 + GST

Chalk Bag $2 + GST (not included in packages)

pdf Elevation Place Climbing Gym Map (80 KB)

Climbing Gym Grade Chart

V-Grade YDS/Route EP Bouldering
V0- 5.8  Smiley
V0 5.9
V0+ 5.10a/b  1
V1 5.10c/d
V2 5.11a/b  2
V3 5.11c/d
V4 5.12a  3
V5 5.12b
V6 5.12c/d  4
V7 5.13a
V8 5.13b  5
V9 5.13c/d
V10 5.14a  Skull
V11 5.14b
V12 5.14c
V13 5.14d
V14 5.15a
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