What is Climbing?
Stay fit, stay engaged and have fun. Rock climbing has long been an activity that defines Squamish. In recent years it has gained incredible momentum both indoors and outside. The draw to climbing is that it challenges us mentally, physically and technically in almost even portions.
First Visit Overview
Your first visit can be broken down into three simple steps. See what you can do now, to get on the walls quicker when you arrive.
Step 1 – Waiver
Every single visitor to Ground Up Climbing who plans to set foot on the mats must have a waiver signed and in our database. You have options with this:
Option 1: (easier) Fill out the waiver on our website now to streamline your climbing experience.
Option 2: Fill it out when you come in the door.
*Please note: Participants under the age of 19 years old must have their parent or legal guardian sign and fill out the waiver. *
STEP 2 – Orientation
You have the option of a bouldering orientation or will be asked to book an introductory belay lesson, GROUND SCHOOL.
STEP 3 – Climb
You will be unleashed on the walls.
What to wear
Clothes that move with you, stretch with you and that you can feel comfortable wearing a harness in- similar clothes you would work out or hike in. We also request that shoes be worn in the gym at all times. Please respect.
Have a group of 8 or more?
To ensure we can accommodate your group with orientations and/or other services please email our front desk firstname.lastname@example.org or book a group belay using the link below.
Want someone to show you the ropes?
If you are new to climbing or just want to hire a belayer, check out our private sessions by emailing our Program Director here:email@example.com
Orientation & Belay Test
For each method of climbing there is an associated certification to ensure you have the skills and the understanding to safely use our facility.
Our certifications are “pass or fail” format and are non-refundable.
Instruction or coaching by our staff or friends is not permitted during any of our belay tests. Our tests are strict but fair to focus on improving the safety and ensuring the diligence of all climbers and belays who come to Ground Up.
Click the link to see details on what our belay tests involve.