INSTRUCTION

INSTRUCTION

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?

Looking to take your climbing to the next level? Or experience something new altogether? We've got you covered.

From top rope and lead belay, to technique, and one of Guelph's only aerial silks classes, the Guelph Grotto is your home for all things vertical.​

TOP ROPE BELAY LESSON

TOP ROPE BELAY LESSON

YOUR ENTRY INTO ROPED CLIMBING

 

TOP ROPE BELAY LESSON

TOP ROPE BELAY LESSON

AGES 13+

Through a two-hour top rope belay lesson with our qualified instructors you will learn everything you need to be comfortable with all aspects of harnessing, knots, and belaying on a top rope while using a Petzl GriGri (the only acceptable belay device at the Grotto). These skills will allow you to access many more of the climbs at both the Grotto, and other climbing gyms. Learning to belay is also a great way for parents to enjoy climbing with their kids, without having to leave the ground themselves.

Our top rope lesson includes a two-week Grotto membership, starting the day of the lesson and including rental gear for those who don't have their own (harness and shoes). 

OPEN CLASS: Open up the class for others to join - you may make a friend or two!

SEMI-PRIVATE: Lesson for you and your climbing partner, at a time of your choosing.

PRIVATE: Individual lesson at a time of your choosing.


REQUIREMENTS:
- Lesson must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.
- Participants must be 13 years of age or older.
- The class does not include the certification test, which must be completed separately, on your next visit to the Grotto.

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LEAD BELAY LESSON

LEAD BELAY LESSON

TAKE YOUR CLIMBS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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LEAD BELAY LESSON

LEAD BELAY LESSON

AGES 16+

Ready to level up? Lead belaying / climbing is the most advanced form of indoor climbing, and is an invaluable skill if you plan to climb outdoors. In two three-hour sessions you will gain the knowledge and techniques needed to lead climb indoors (all about gear, belaying, catching and taking falls, clipping, and more!), and will have time to build competence and refine your skills under the instruction of our certified staff.

REQUIREMENTS:
- The lead course is intended for experienced climbers who are comfortable climbing 5.10 and higher.
- Climbers must provide their own dynamic climbing rope, climbing partner who also wants to learn to lead belay, and Petzl GriGri.
- Climbers must be at least 16 years of age and have no more than a 50lb weight difference with their partner (unless using an Ohm)

 

JUST CLIMB

JUST CLIMB

AN HOUR OF FUSS FREE CLIMBING

JUST CLIMB

JUST CLIMB

ALL AGES

The Guelph Grotto offers a variety of climbing experiences and lessons available for all skills levels. The Just Climb package is a great way to get into climbing, and is perfect for getting family and friends together - we handle the ropes, you do the climbing! If you're new to climbing and looking for a way to try it out before jumping in head-first, our Just Climb package is perfect for you. We'll pair you (and your friends, family, etc.!) up with a staff belayer, who will handle the ropes and offer you tips throughout an hour of climbing.
 
Our Just Climb packages can be booked privately or are available for larger groups, and are tailored by the instructors to meet the needs and experience of the participants. 

Harness rental included.

At least 72 hours notice needed to make a booking.

For bookings of 10+, please call for availability.

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DATE / FRIEND NIGHT

DATE / FRIEND NIGHT

A WHOLE NEW APPROACH TO HANGING OUT

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DATE / FRIEND NIGHT

DATE / FRIEND NIGHT

GROUPS OF 2

Tired of the old 'dinner and a movie' routine? Looking to inject something fresh and fun into your date (or friend) night routine? The Guelph Grotto has you covered. 

Rock climbing is a great way to spend time with your partner (romantic or otherwise!), challenge yourself, and reach new heights!

Our date night package is an easy introduction to the sport if you've never tried it before. The session includes harness and shoe rentals, as well as an
hour of climbing with a staff belayer who can handle all of the belaying on our roped climbs, and offer helpful tips while you climb. And thanks to our neighbours and friends at Royal City Brewing Co. you can recoup from your climbing session with a refreshing brew (included, must be 19+ to book).