Calgary Climbing Centres

More than twenty years ago we opened our first facility out of a desire to share an unparalleled experience with both new and veteran climbers. Obsessed with our sport, it was unfair to keep it all to ourselves. Today, the Calgary Climbing Centre exists as a meeting place for climbers of all backgrounds to come together and share in this lifestyle, whether for the first time or for the thousandth.

With several outposts across the City of Calgary, we’ve climbed a long way in the last two decades, but at our core we believe in the importance of welcoming climbers of all levels and ages.

Drop by. Check us out. We dare you not to get the climbing bug yourself!

Our Team


Facility Manager, Chinook

The first time I tried climbing I was terrified; of the height, of falling and mostly of failing. I was climbing in Ontario, where I'm from, at a college gym and was simply trying to prove myself that I could make it to the top. Despite the fear, I found myself coming back again and again. I was hooked. Climbing has truly shaped my life since then - pulling me west to mountains, inspiring me to travel, providing experiences and friends to share them with and even a career. A decade after that first go at climbing, I'm still just trying to get to the top, but now with a lot less fear and a lot more passion for the process!


Director of Facilities, CCC Outdoors Manager

I started climbing in Nova Scotia when I was 23. After exploring the bouldering around the southern shore, I made plans to move out west and pursue larger climbing objectives. Since then, I have gained various guiding certifications and worked hard to make the CCC a welcoming and comfortable place to climb, train and hang out. Working for the CCC has only stoked my passion for climbing and travelling; no matter where I go, I am happy to come home to the Rockies and its limestone crags.


Facility Manager, Rocky Mountain

The CCC is the best part of Calgary for me, from the people I work with to the people who come in to climb. As a climber, I started from nowhere and learned a lot fast. I took our beginner lesson, our lead lesson, and then did the Building the Basics course. To continue growing, I completed our mechanics of movement class coached by Jelisa Dunbar. I learned so much from Jelisa.



The one who keeps an eye on all departments to make sure that the CCC is as good as it can be.  


Director of Operations

I started climbing in 1994, and I haven’t stopped since. I’ve even been lucky enough to make climbing my full-time job for the past 20 years by working at Calgary Climbing Centre. Climbing is good for the brain and good for the body, and there’s simply nothing better in this world than sitting on top of a hard boulder you’ve just completed, under a blue sky, with the sun on your back.


Owner. Product Development

The man with a million ideas. The fact that something has not been done has never stopped Walson from making it happen.