12 - 18 


training team

stream: technical

training team

stream: technical

Training Team builds on a climber's existing foundation. With more one-on-one coach-guided climbing and an emphasis on goal setting, this is a great next step after our Seven Summits program, or for those considering competitive climbing. Climbers enrolling in Training Team should have basic rope skills, and a strong interest in training. 


9 week program with classes Monday and Wednesday from 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm




Instructors, rental gear, and full gym membership for duration of program

From $375 (dependent on the number of weeks that fall in the session)

Turning 12 - 18


Suggested program advancement: Competitive Team.

competitive team

stream: competitive

The Grotto Climbing Team is dedicated, first and foremost, to self-improvement in climbing. Training is split into a number of phases that range from strengthening core muscle groups, to energy saving and mental techniques, all designed to take a climber to the next level. 


Whether you are interested in competing, or simply in putting a dedicated focus on improving your climbing ability and training ethics, the Grotto climbing teams welcomes all who are interested to try out.


Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:50 PM - 7:30 PM 




Instructors, rental gear, and full gym membership for duration of program

$1600 for a full season (+ taxes)

$800 for a half season (+ taxes)

Turning 12 - 19

competitive team

stream: competitive



Must pass the Grotto top-rope belay check

Ages 12 - 18

Must have a passion for climbing

Team members are required to participate in team events, fundraisers, and competitions

Members are expected to act in accordance with the Grotto’s standards and attitudes towards fostering an accessible, welcoming community



15% off all Grotto merchandise

50% off lead climbing lesson

Free equipment rentals at the Grotto

Team jersey

registration options

fall season:

September - December

winter / spring:

January - April

full season:

September - April

summer training:

July - August

The competitive team now holds try-outs for aspiring team members. Tryouts are hosted at the beginning of each training season. 


If you have questions and want more information, please contact our Head Coach Mat Moreau (team@guelphgrotto.com).


Once you are accepted to the team, please register and pay by contacting the gym. 

GG Block Logo.png

Monday  1:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday  1:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday  1:30 PM - 10:00 PM  

Thursday  1:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday  1:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

- Members only hours -

Monday - Friday  6:00 AM - 9:15 AM 

Phone - Prussian Blue.png

Additional parking available around back, accessed via York Road.