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EVENTS

FIND OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE GROTTO!

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

STAY TUNED!

STAY TUNED!

We're always cooking up something new for members and guests.
Check back soon to see what else we have planned!

PAST EVENTS

Past Events

PAST EVENTS

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BOULDER WARS returns!

BOULDER WARS returns!

MAY THE 4TH, 2024

Who will prevail after a night of costumes, comps, and prizes...the light or the dark?

BOULDER WARS

​Wilderness First Aid Course

​Wilderness First Aid Course

APRIL 6TH - APRIL 7TH, 2024

Get ready for a safe summer of outdoor adventure!


The Grotto hosted a two-day long Wilderness First Aid course.

 

Outdoor staff and Guelph community members participated in this training!

Wilderness First Aid is the ideal course for outdoor enthusiasts on overnight or short term wilderness adventures. Students will be able to recognize medical emergencies, and will become familiar with basic life-saving skills, patient assessment, and basic field care for common injuries.

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WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE
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LEAP YEAR DYNO COMP

LEAP YEAR DYNO COMP

February 29th, 2024

Our Leap Year Dyno Comp was not t be missed - it only happens every 4 years!

Scorecards were available and Evolv Demo too!

LEAP YEAR DYNO COMP

Guelph Grotto hosted a UBS scramble format comp, exclusively for university students & alumni!

With multiple time slots, students were able to compete in different categories

 

Not a student? No problem! After the comp is over, there was a mini comp for Grotto VIP pass holders & Members!

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UBS 2024
HOLIDAY SHOP & CLIMB
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The words "Holiday Shop & Climb" in red

DECEMBER 20TH, 2023

A fun evening of climbing, good music, amazing local vendors, AND the official launch of our first holiday drink!

Members were invited to get their climb in along with some last-minute Christmas shopping right here at the Grotto

GIRLS GONE HUECO

GIRLS GONE HUECO

FILM SCREENING
NOVEMBER 11TH, 2023

From the director of 'Pretty Strong', 'Girls Gone Hueco' follows the incredible journey of a group of five adventurous female rock climbers as they challenge themselves on the routes of Hueco Tank, Texas. The film showcases the awe-inspiring landscapes of Hueco Tanks, renowned for its unique rock formations and captures not only the physical feats accomplished by the women, but also the empowerment, camaraderie, and sheer determination that comes with pushing boundaries in the world of rock climbing.

Hosted next door at Royal City Brewery viewers enjoyed dinner AND a show!

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BOOLDER NIGHT
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The words "BOOlder Night October 31st" in a black font similar to that of Stranger Things'

Come early for family-friendly activities … or stay late to see the monsters come out at night!​

From 5 PM- 7 PM we had trick or treating, a costume contest, and tons of family-friendly fun.

From 7 PM - 10 PM, the gym was dark and scary, with a second costume contest, and a haunted house!​

ARCADE NIGHT

​ARCADE NIGHT

ARCADE NIGHT

SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2023

On Friday, September 22nd, climbers joined us to blast their way through some epic climbs designed to look like your favourite video games from your childhood!

The more you climbed, the more tickets you received! Tickets could be spent at our prize table or saved up for the BIG prize!

Our friends from Ctrl V Guelph joined us for virtual reality demos all night long!

Everyone’s a winner at Arcade Night!

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SUMMER SWEAT FEST
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Summer Sweat Fest

Summer Sweat Fest

AUGUST 17TH, 2023

On Thursday, August 17th we will be hosting the fan favourite...
Summer Sweat Fest bouldering competition!

If you haven’t climbed in a comp before or you’re a seasoned pro, this is your chance! There will be problems set at all levels and there will be two categories to choose from - Rec & Open.

- The Recreational (Friendly-Format Scramble) category will be peer judged which means you will need a fellow competitor to witness and sign your score sheet. Rec competitors can climb between 5PM - 10PM with no time limit. Results in this category can be filtered in many different ways so you can see how you did. Come give it a shot and have fun!

- Open competitors will have 5 judged problems to work in 90 minutes. The clock starts ticking with your first attempt!

Come out & get sweaty!

Climb with Pride

Climb with Pride

JUNE 28TH, 2023

The Grotto celebrated our 2SLGBTQIA+ climbers & staff with a big ol’ party and everyone was invited!

All proceeds from regular day passes purchased went directly to ARCH Guelph, supporting the awesome things that they do for our community so make sure to check them out.


All skill levels were welcome to come & climb. If you needed a little break, a craft corner was provided with lots of art supplies!

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CLIMB WITH PRIDE

GRAND REOPENING!

GRAND REOPENING!

NOVEMBER 5TH, 2022

We had a blast celebrating our reopening on Nov 5!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in the activities and friendly boulder comp.

Special thank you to our sponsors and local vendor partners who came to set up in our space on the day.

We wouldn't be here without the support of our community, and we look forward to many more years of fun, friendship, and climbing for all!!

GRAND REOPENING
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