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Climbing

Thursday

May. 26

Thunder Team

5:00PM–7:00PM

Take fun to new heights.

Conquer your fear of heights at the CARSA Climbing Centre (CCC). The iconic climbing tower has over 500 holds between the 55-foot tower and 14-foot bouldering wall. The CARSA Climbing Centre focuses on learning and practicing climbing skills in a safe and fun environment.

The CCC offers a variety of programs, classes, and events. There are introductory courses and technique courses. You can register for programs online or in person at CARSA Membership Services. For more information contact CARSA Membership Services at 250-472-4000 or e-mail climbing@uvic.ca.

Start climbing

To use the climbing facilities simply drop by anytime during operating hours and our staff will get you started. You will be given a short orientation of the facility, safety regulations and rules during your first visit. We run weekly courses to teach new climbers the skills needed to belay safely. Experienced climbers can simply pass a belay test on their first visit, no appointment necessary. All climbers need to have a waiver signed to use the facility.

View the Climbing schedule and programs.

If you have questions about the climbing, the CCC and our programs read through our FAQ to get started.

Please note: These climbing programs are not included in Vikes Fit or Fit Plus memberships.

Hours

Mon.–Fri.: 12:00-9:00PM
Sat. & Sun.: 3:00-8:00PM
Reading Break: TBA
Holidays: Closed

Contact

Questions about climbing programs or the CARSA Climbing Centre?

Email: climbing@uvic.ca

Or check the climbing FAQ page

Location

Climbing programs take place at the CARSA Climbing Centre on the ground floor of the CARSA building. View map.


Note: All climbers must sign a waiver in order to use our facility.

Download waiver

Mini Thunder at the climbing wall
Love climbing?
We also have climbing club if you are looking for more climbing options.

Climbing schedule   May 2 – August 31

Mon.

Tue.

Thunder Team

5:00PM–7:00PM

CARSA Climbing Centre
Register

 

Wed.

Vikes Team

5:00PM–7:00PM

CARSA Climbing Centre

 

Thu.

Thunder Team

5:00PM–7:00PM

CARSA Climbing Centre
Register

 

Fri.

Sat.

Mini-Vikes Club

9:15AM–10:45AM

CARSA Climbing Centre
Register

 

Petit–Vikes Climbing Club (10:45AM)

10:45AM–11:30AM

CARSA Climbing Centre
Register

 

Petit–Vikes Climbing Club (11:30AM)

11:30AM–12:15PM

CARSA Climbing Centre
Register

 

Vikes Club

12:15PM–1:45PM

CARSA Climbing Centre
Register

 

Sun.

Note: There are no programs on May 23, Jul. 1, Aug. 1 due to holidays.
The climbing wall will be closed on Feb. 20, Mar. 6, Mar. 20, Apr. 10, Apr. 24 for route setting and other maintainance.

Programs

Find something you like? Get a membership and see you on the wall!

YOUTH

CARSA Climbing Centre - Mini-Vikes Club

Mini-Vikes Club

$175.00

For youth 8-10 years old can learn how to belay and master their climbing techniques through drills and games in a fun dynamic environment

Class level: All welcome Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 8-10 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: April 30 – June 18
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 7 weeks each
Time: Saturday at 9:15AM–10:45AM

Register

All climbers must sign a waiver in order to use our facility. Download the climbing waiver (PDF).

NEW YOUTH

CARSA Climbing Centre - Petit–Vikes Climbing Club (10:45AM)

Petit–Vikes Climbing Club (10:45AM)

$100.00

This 4-week program is designed to encourage your child’s love of climbing in a fun and engaging environment. In the 45-minute sessions, our staff will run games and activities to keep your children engaged while introducing them to some basic climbing techniques and help develop their basic motor skills.

Class level: All welcome Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 3-5 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: May 14 – June 11
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 4 weeks each
Time: Saturday at 10:45AM–11:30AM

Register

All climbers must sign a waiver in order to use our facility. Download the climbing waiver (PDF).

NEW YOUTH

CARSA Climbing Centre - Petit–Vikes Climbing Club (11:30AM)

Petit–Vikes Climbing Club (11:30AM)

$100.00

This 4-week program is designed to encourage your child’s love of climbing in a fun and engaging environment. In the 45-minute sessions, our staff will run games and activities to keep your children engaged while introducing them to some basic climbing techniques and help develop their basic motor skills.

Class level: All welcome Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 3-5 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: May 14 – June 11
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for each
Time: Saturday at 11:30AM–12:15PM

Register

All climbers must sign a waiver in order to use our facility. Download the climbing waiver (PDF).

YOUTH

CARSA Climbing Centre - Thunder Team

Thunder Team

$450.00

The Climbing Team is for ages 12+, it is a 8-week program. In this course, participants will be run through drills, activities and games to help improve their technical skills and overall climbing strength. This will be geared towards those youth either looking to complete or learn how to properly train to improve their climbing skills.

Requirements: Previous climbing experience and have been a part of a climbing program.

Class level: Intermediate

Youth: 12+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: April 26 – June 16
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 5:00PM–7:00PM • Thursday at 5:00PM–7:00PM

Register

All climbers must sign a waiver in order to use our facility. Download the climbing waiver (PDF).

YOUTH

CARSA Climbing Centre - Vikes Club

Vikes Club

$175.00

In these 7-week sessions, youth 10-14 will experience a course designed to help develop climbing skills while learning proper training techniques to promote a lifetime of participation in climbing.

Class level: All welcome Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 10-14 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: April 30 – June 18
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 7 weeks each
Time: Saturday at 12:15PM–1:45PM

Register

All climbers must sign a waiver in order to use our facility. Download the climbing waiver (PDF).

YOUTH

CARSA Climbing Centre - Vikes Team

Vikes Team

$300.00

The Climbing Team is for ages 12+, it is a 8-week program. In this course, participants will be run through drills, activities and games to help improve their technical skills and overall climbing strength.

Requirements: Previous climbing experience encouraged.

Class level: All welcome Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 12+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: April 27 – June 15
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Wednesday at 5:00PM–7:00PM

Registration coming soon

All climbers must sign a waiver in order to use our facility. Download the climbing waiver (PDF).

All prices valid as of May 2, 2022. All prices include GST.

Please review the Vikes Athletics and Recreation policies and Vikes climbing policies before participating in Vikes climbing programs.