Ontario Climbing Gyms:
Ontario Climbing Gyms
Other Climbing Organizations:
There are many other groups that host climbing competitions in Ontario and beyond, or contribute to the climbing community. Check out the following links for more information:
The Alberta Climbing Association is the Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) for Alberta.
The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) has 30 alpine huts and 22 regional club sections across Canada. We offer mountain adventures throughout the country and around the world. We publish books and journals related to mountain culture. We provide support for access and environmental issues, an avenue into competition climbing, financial grants that support a variety of mountaineering-related projects and much more.
Sport Climbing BC is the PSO for British Columbia.
Competition Climbing In Canada is in a state of transition as the Alpine Club of Canada is working with several Provincial organizations to create an accountable, transparent National Sport Organization for Canada. At present the ACC is the sanctioning body for competition climbing in Canada recognized by the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC). Membership in the ACC is required when representing Canada at IFSC sanctioned competitions.
La Fédération québécoise de la montagne et de l’escalade (FQME) is Quebec’s PSO overseeing climbing in all its forms (indoor, outdoor, competitive).
Climb Nova Scotia is the Nova Scotia counterpart to the OCF.
The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) was created unanimously by its members on January 27th 2007 and is a continuation of the International Council for Competition Climbing which has been in existence since 1997. The IFSC is member of Sportaccord and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit group that works with the climbing community, land owners, conservation authorities and property managers to keep climbing and bouldering areas open in an environmentally responsible manner.
USA Climbing is the National Sport Organization for climbing in the United States. They run both the Bouldering and Sport Climbing series’s for both youth and adults.
Updated Sept. 2015