Do I need to book ahead before coming to the Junction to climb?

Not at all! Our gym’s autobelays and boulder mean you can get climbing simply by
coming down to the gym.

Are there any age or weight limits?

Climbers must be a minimum of 33 lbs and a maximum of 275 lbs to use our autobelays. All other kinds of climbing are dependant on the attitude and abilities of of climber. We have climbs that match all abilities. Climber’s of any age must complete a waiver, and any kids under 18 must have a waiver completed by a parent.

Can I bring kids that aren’t mine?

You can if they have a completed waiver. Climbers under 18 must have their waiver completed by a parent or court appointed guardian. This can be done online at www.junctionclimbing.com /waiver. There are no exceptions to this rule. Participants without a legal waiver will not be able to climb. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings cannot fill out waivers for their family members under 18. You cannot fill out a waiver for a child who is not yours.

Is special clothing or equipment needed?

Regular exercise clothes are fine. Climbing shoes are very helpful (you can usually climb a level harder with them) but are not required. If you are not using climbing shoes then clean dry indoor shoes are a must. No open toed or backless shoes are allowed. Skirts are not permitted and tops must be worn by all climbers. Harnesses are only required for roped climbing and can be rented.

Do I have to go to the top?

No one is ever forced to go to the top. At the Junction we understand everyone has different levels of ability and we make sure that all climbers now they can always step off the climb and come down if they are uneasy or anxious.

I have a physical disability—can I still climb?

Most physical disabilities can be accommodated—please contact us directly to discuss your condition.

Do you sell climbing gear?

We sell harnesses, shoes, chalk, and chalkbags from Petzl, Mad Rock, Flashed, Evolv and other great brands. We also carry our own line of signature t-shirts and tanks. More great gear can found at Mountain Equipment Co-op, 1230 Wellington Rd, Unit 111, in London. They're also online at www.mec.ca

Need more info?

If you have a question about climbing for the first time or need more info send us an email or call us during our regular operating hours 519 438 1717.