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LEAP YEAR DYNO COMP

LEAP YEAR DYNO COMP

Thursday February 29th, 7 PM - 10 PM

Don’t miss out on our Leap Year Dyno Comp - it only happens every 4 years!

Scorecards and Evolv Demo available too!

This comp is only a hop, skip, and a jump away so sign up now.

A WORLD OF OPTIONS

A WORLD OF OPTIONS

CLIMBING AND BEYOND, WE'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

AT THE CRAG

AT THE CRAG

AT THE GYM

AT THE GYM

“We strive to create a positive environment where everyone can have fun and crush climbs! We have an amazing community of climbers that have shaped the Grotto into the supportive and welcoming gym we love."

– Dave Perozzo, Owner

What we offer

What we offer

HERE'S A BRIEF LOOK AT WHAT TO EXPECT

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Person climbing indoors using belay equipment

BOULDERING

BOULDERING

AUTO BELAY

AUTO BELAY

Bouldering is the simplest form of climbing, requiring you to bring nothing but clean, closed toed indoor shoes! Since there are no ropes in bouldering, every fall off the boulder results in the climber falling to the protective mats below.

 

Bouldering routes, or “problems”, are typically very short, requiring a handful of powerful moves to complete, and is an ideal option for climbers looking to climb on their own or with friends.

Auto Belays are a great way to experience some of our taller wall climbing without the need for an experienced climbing partner operating a rope belay system (a form of climbing known as Top Rope).

 

The climber uses a carabiner to attach the belay system to their harness. As they begin to climb, the webbing they're attached to retracts back into the device at the top of the wall.

 

If the climber falls, or if they reach the top and let go, the auto belay  magnets kick in to provide a smooth descent back to the ground, where the climber can try again or disconnect.

Indoor climbing wall with top rope, lead, and auto belays
Kilter board in indoor gym

Ropes

Ropes

Advanced
Training

Advanced Training

Top Rope

Top rope climbing is a great choice if you have an experienced climbing partner who is belay certified at either the Guelph Grotto or the Junction climbing center in London. 

 

If you already know how to belay, you must pass a belay test in order to become certified at our gym (our belay tests are free). If you do not know how to belay, you can either book a Top Rope Belay Lesson or a Just Climb session with one of our team members!

 

Lead Climbing

Before lead climbing/belaying at the Guelph Grotto, you must pass our lead test. Lead certification from other facilities does not qualify you to climb at the Grotto.


Already know how to top rope belay and climb confidently? Take the next step and sign up for a Lead Belay Course!

Kilter Board

The light-up app-controlled Kilter Board connects you to a worldwide database of boulder problems! With its adjustable wall angle, our Kilter Board is ideal for folks looking to improve their climbing techniques.

 

Moon Board

Our wooden Moon Board provides intermediate to advanced training options for climbers that are in search of demanding problems and tough move sequences.

 

Exercise Area

Our Exercise Area is a great space for climbers to warm up, cool down, or target specific strength training exercises to improve your overall climbing.

 

Please note, advanced training areas are open to those 16+

​OUR PRICES

​DAY PASS

DAY PASS

$21

​RENTAL PACKAGE

RENTAL PACKAGE

$10.65

All day passes are good for the entire day, and include in and out privileges.
Day passes do not include gear rentals.
Rental Packages: Come with 1 harness and 1 pair of shoes

READY TO GET STARTED?

READY TO GET STARTED?

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THINGS TO KNOW

THINGS TO KNOW

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT THE GYM

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Individuals under 13 years of age must be actively supervised by an adult over the age of 16 at all times.

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Waivers must be completed for both climbers and individuals not climbing. Individuals under 18 years of age must have a legal parent/guardian sign a waiver on their behalf. Waivers expire after 2 years or once someone turns 18 years old.

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To top rope belay (use the hanging ropes in the gym), a climber must pass a belay test at the Grotto or at Junction Climbing Centre in London. The belayer must supply their own climber. The belayer must be 13 years of age or older.

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To lead climb, a climber must pass a lead test at the Grotto or at Junction Climbing Centre in London. For lead tests, each belayer must supply their own dynamic rope, GriGri, locking carabiner, and climber. Lead climbers/belayers must be 16 years of age or older. Those aged 16 and 17 must have a parental permission form signed. Lead tests may be available on a walk in basis but are not guaranteed. Contact the front desk to book a time slot at 519-767-0838.

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All climbers and participants new to the facility must complete an orientation prior to entering the gym.

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Clean dry shoes must be worn in the facility. Please avoid wearing light-up or flashing shoes.

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We recommend becoming familiar with Grotto policies, available on our website.

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For updates, consider signing up for our general email news updates!

POLICIES

POLICIES

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