Change is in the air, on the trees, and at the Grotto this Fall season! We've got a number of exciting updates to share for this upcoming month.

As a member of the Grotto community, we want to hear from you in order to help us shape our future gym! We are hoping to be able to expand our facility in order to cater the growing population of Guelph, as we have outgrown our 26-year old space. Help us out and let us know what you want in a climbing gym! Enter your email for a chance to win one of five One-Month Memberships (Winners will be contacted via email). This process is still early days, but your input will help shape an exciting future for the Guelph Grotto.


As Halloween is getting closer and closer, we want to celebrate with everyone. The final week of October leading up to Halloween, we will be hosting Trick or Compete: A friendly social distance competition where climbers can stay apart from each other while competing on boulder problems. Prizes are to be won by random draw and highest scores. Prizes include liquid chalk, climbing gear, Grotto swag, and much more! For full details, visit our comp page.

As the weather approaches a comfortable temperature, what better time to get outdoors to Metcalfe for a beautiful climb? Whether you are a new climbing wanting to get on real rock, or an experienced climber looking to learn how to climb outdoors, outdoor climbing is right for you! Contact Dave at to book a session.

See our real-time feed of the gym’s occupancy through the RGPro Connect App - available on iOS and Android.

Lastly, we have a climbing gear & merchandise clearance sale. All climbing gear is 30% off and merchandise is marked down over 50%.*

From all of us here at the Grotto, have a safe and happy Fall!

*While supplies last. All sales are final. Climbing gear includes harnesses, shoes, chalk bags, and loose chalk

(not including Tembo, loose chalk is 20% off).*

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