Climbing Gym

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Attention!

Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation will be closed until further notice for preventative measures.

We will provide updates on reopening and memberships as this situation evolves.

To learn more about the thoughtful and deliberate decisions to reopen spaces on campus and advance artists and leaders, please visit our COVID-19 Update page

Thank you everyone and stay healthy.

This facility is currently unavailable, but Banff Centre is proud to have the only indoor climbing gym in Banff. An ideal place for both experienced climbers and newcomers to the sport.

Types of Climbing

Bouldering

This does not require any ropes as the height you can climb up to is limited to 3.5 metres (12 feet). A set of climbing holds are arranged in a certain pattern and stay below the height limit is called a boulder problem.

Auto-Belays

These devices are used to climb to the top of the wall without a partner. An orientation on how these are used is required before the first use and only takes a couple of minutes. We have three auto-belays, these are perfect if you don't have a partner but still want to experience climbing as high as you dare!

Top Rope Climbing

Ropes that are anchored at the top of the gym are called top rope climbs. A partner is required to use the top ropes. We check the climber's ability to tie their knot (figure eight only) when they are climbing and their belay skills when they are belaying for the first time.

Lead Climbing

The climbing gym has a variety of climbing terrain for lead climbing, including a one of a kind arch to get on the steep roof terrain! As with the top rope climbing, a belay check is required before lead climbing the first time. We are looking for the skills of the climber and belayer so it is best to bring a partner with you for this check.

Contact  Us 

For more information, please contact:

403.762.6450 

All persons aged 3 years and under are not permitted in the climbing gym except during specific times.

All persons aged 15 years and under must be supervised by an adult when climbing outside of a registered program.