Ascent Climbing CentreUniversity of Lethbridge

Ascent Climbing Centre
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Lethbridge Campus
2,000 sq ft
Climbing Space
Bouldering Cave
Practice without Ropes
Youth Programs
Ages 8-16
Birthday Parties
Climbing Activities
Easy Booking


Nestled within the University of Lethbridge, the Ascent Climbing Centre offers an exhilarating experience for climbers of all skill levels. Featuring 2,000 square feet of modular climbing space and a large bouldering cave, the centre is the perfect place to explore the world of climbing.

Facility Features

The Ascent Climbing Centre boasts an impressive bouldering cave, where climbers can practice without ropes or harnesses in a safe, low-height environment. With auto belays available, solo climbers can also enjoy the thrill of climbing without needing a partner. After a brief orientation, these features are accessible during drop-in times.

Courses and Learning Opportunities

For those new to climbing, the Introduction to Climbing course provides essential skills in equipment use, climbing techniques, and belaying. The Lead Climbing and Rappelling courses offer advanced training for those looking to take their climbing to the next level.

  • Youth Programs: The centre is a fantastic place for young climbers to start their journey. The ROCKSTARS Youth Climbing program teaches kids aged 8-16 the basics of climbing, belaying, and bouldering. For a more comprehensive experience, the Adventure Youth program aims to transition climbers from indoor to outdoor climbing, providing a thorough understanding of the sport.

Special Events and Team Opportunities

The Ascent Climbing Centre also hosts unique events such as birthday parties, where children can enjoy supervised climbing activities. For those interested in competitive climbing, the Competitive Youth Climbing Team offers training for local and national competitions, fostering young talent in the sport.

Youth Climbing Summer Camps are a great way for kids aged 8-14 to immerse themselves in climbing. These camps combine climbing with other fun activities, ensuring a memorable experience that promotes fitness and teamwork.

Booking and Requirements

Booking a session at the Ascent Climbing Centre is easy, with options to reserve space through an online form, by phone, or in person. All participants need to complete the necessary waivers, and first-time visitors must undergo a quick orientation to ensure safety.

The Ascent Climbing Centre at the University of Lethbridge is an exceptional facility that provides climbers with a safe, fun, and challenging environment. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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University of Lethbridge
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Dr W
Lethbridge, T1K 3M4
University of Lethbridge
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Dr W
Lethbridge, T1K 3M4
Open Hours
05:30 AM -11:00 PM
05:30 AM -11:00 PM
05:30 AM -11:00 PM
05:30 AM -11:00 PM
05:30 AM -09:00 PM
08:00 AM -08:00 PM
12:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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