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.
Thank you everyone and stay healthy.
Reach new heights with our Climbing Gym
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, the Climbing Gym offers public hours and programming from 4 years old and up.
Types of Climbing
Top Rope Climbing
Public Climbing Hours and Rates
Climbing Gym Hours
Please note that starting March 15, 2020, the Sally Borden fitness facility will close one hour earlier each day to facilitate a thorough, daily cleaning of the equipment until further notice.
Current daily hours: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- 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.
Drop In Rates:
Youth (ages 4 – 15) $8.00
NOTE: Drop-in rates also include use of the pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, gymnasium, exercise room, and running track.
Parents do not have to pay a drop-in fee if they are the supervising adult belaying a child. They do, however, have to pay if they are belaying another adult.
All climbers who wish to use the climbing gym must complete a waiver form before their first visit. For climbers 18 years or older, the waiver form can be found here. Climbers under the age of 18 years will require a parent or guardian signature on their waiver form, which is found here. Please bring an original signed copy of the waiver with you to the Climbing Gym.
The waiver form must be completed once a year. All climbers are required to sign a new waiver form starting April 1 of each year.
Harness: $3.00 + GST
Shoes: $3.00 + GST
Complete package: $6.00 + GST
Belay device and/or carabiner: Included with admission
We do have shoes and harnesses to fit climbers as young as 4 years old. All climbers must have clean and dry footwear (climbing shoes or runners) when climbing - no bare feets or socks permitted.
Children Climbing Programs
Squirrel Squad: 4-6 years
Gecko Gang: 7-9 years
Climber Club: 10-14 years
Funky Monkeys: 4 - 12 years
This is an introduction to climbing session for any child looking to climb our walls instead of yours. Our instructors will handle all aspects of the safety skills and all climbing equipment is included.
Youth First Steps - Top Rope Belaying: 9 - 15 years
Learning to top rope belay is required to participate in our Rock Starz! Climbing Club. All safety skills will be learned, including how to put on your harness, tie your knot, perform safety checks, and belaying your partner. There will also be practice in catching falls. All equipment included.
First Steps - Top Rope Belaying: 16 years and older
Next Steps - Lead Climbing & Belaying: 16 years and older
Any of our courses and programs can be scheduled at times that are more convenient to you and your group, including our outdoor preparation courses. Contact Will Neufeld at 403.762.7545 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and prices.
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.