Indoor Rock Climbing

Indoor Rock Climbing

Indoor Rock Climbing Club is now running for the season at the Rec Plex 
Open to military members and civilians
Twenty foot vertical, overhangs, textured walls and bouldering areas.
No experience or equipment is required to try out this sport.
Gear and instructors are available on-site during climb nights.
The club also offers reasonable drop-in and group rates.
Drop-in climbing is Wednesday night 6-9pm at the Rec Plex.
Contact the Club:
Runs September to May
Wednesday Drop Ins
6:00 to 9:00 pm
6:00 to 7:00 pm dedicated to families
Looking to try something different?  Book a rock climbing group today! 
Learn basic rock climbing skills during a two hour session.
Spaces are still available for the month of February and March. Timings depend of the availability of the rock climbing wall and of the volunteers who will supervise the group.
Cost is $8 per person, minimum $80 per group.
Equipment is included.
For General information please call the Rec Plex at 613-687-2932
You don't want to book a group but you would like to try climbing?  
See below for more information on how to join the club.

Indoor Rock Climbing is one of Canada’s fastest growing sports and Garrison Petawawa’s Indoor Rock Climbing Club offers the best climbing in the Ottawa Valley!  Twenty foot high walls, overhangs, textured walls and bouldering areas offer many diverse routes to challenge the beginner through the expert climber.  No experience or equipment is required to try it out.  Gear and instructions are available on-site during climbing nights.                

What is climbing about? Rock Climbing is a great recreational activity that challenges your body and mind.  Climbing is on an individual level and climbing accomplishments are a great reason to come out and give it a try.  Climbing is also an excellent family activity that encourages teamwork.
Indoor vs. Outdoor Climbing? Rock climbing is a year round sport that does not stop due to weather!  Indoor climbing gives you the opportunity to practice or advance your skills in a safe and controlled environment. Outdoor climbers may take advantage of the indoor wall during the winter months to stay in shape. The movement, hand grips and body positions are the same as on real rock.

Am I strong enough? Climbing is for all ages and physical abilities.  With practice, your skill level will increase.  With proper training and some practice, most climbers will be able to ascend the wall with little effort.

I’m afraid of heights! This is a healthy fear, but we encourage you to try climbing at your comfort level.  Some even learn to control their fears with climbing.  There is no pressure to climb higher, you climb only as high you want.
What if I come by myself? This is also a great place to meet new people!  Lots of people come independently.  Wednesday nights are a busy place so you will have no problem interacting with the many club members.  Our club volunteers will also ensure to pair you up!
Can I bring my children? How old do they have to be to climb?
There is no minimum age for climbing, we’ve had members as young as 3 years old! 

Do I need to remain on site while my child/children climb?
Yes! We love kids, but this club is not a babysitting service. Adults must remain on site AND participate by learning to belay.

With CAC
Drop-In fee: $5
Drop-In fee, including equipment: $10
Family Drop-In fee, including equipment: $20
Without CAC, Add $6 to fees above.
Register at

Don't forget your Community Access Card
For more Information call the Rec Plex at 613-687-2932.

Group bookings
For Group Booking please contact the club at
Fees for groups are $8 per person, minimum of $80 per group.

For questions please contact

Check us out through our Facebook page "Petawawa Indoor Rock Climbing Club."
IRCC Informed Consent Agreement and Non-Member Sign In Sheet 
Indoor Rock Climbing Club BY-LAWS
IRCC Waiver