Today, the Grotto is excited to officially announce that we are expanding. Rumours have been in the air for a while… Most of these rumours started by us.

Who would have thought it would take a pandemic to get us started on this project... Since the start of COVID-19, we have spent countless hours working on this expansion.

Welcome to the new Guelph Grotto - set to open December 2021. This climbing gym will have numerous features that the OG (original Grotto) did not have the space for, but we are also keeping some aspects of the OG that were too good to give up.

Some cool features of our climbing gym will include:

  • 3135 sqt of bouldering

  • 6500 sqft of top rope (all leadable)

  • Our current Moon Board cave

  • A 12’ Kilter Board

  • Six silk lines for aerial silk classes

  • A designated child-section

  • A fitness section

We are also slowly adding some aspects to make our gym more accessible to the community. Our open floor concept allows for safer movement throughout the gym, which will be more wheelchair accessible.

You can find more images of our gym renderings here. But this is only the first blog post of many that lead up to our grand opening.

If you want more direct information, you can sign up for our newsletter here where we will give you frequent updates, videos, and photos. Otherwise, we will also be posting updates on social media.

Do you have questions about our expansion? Check out our FAQ section on our website and your question might be there. Otherwise, feel free to reach out to us and we will try to answer as promptly as possible.

If you are interested in supporting the Grotto during this journey, here are some ways to help:

  1. Purchase or activate a Grotto membership. If you purchase a membership now, we can activate it once we reopen, or you can keep it activated while we’re closed. We will have a presale for our expansion opening up in August, so keep an eye out for that!

  2. Support us through our online store. We are clearing out our merchandise with a clearance sale. We are also hosting a presale for a shirt design, which we will be releasing on Friday, June 18.

  3. Not able to monetarily support us? Support us through social media by reposting, resharing, and reblogging our posts!

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