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Gym Rules
& FAQs

GYM RULES

All climbers must receive bouldering orientation

Stay off the mats until you're ready to climb. Please sit in lounge areas, not on mats

Stick to climbing in the designated areas

Climbing shoes must be worn while climbing

Keep back from other climbers so don't walk underneath or climb too close

Don't run in the gym or on top of the boulder

The fitness area is for those age 16 and older

Shirts stay on!

FAQs

FAQS

  • WHAT IS THE CORE CLIMBING GYM?
    We are a climbing gym focused on bouldering and climbing fitness. Bouldering is climbing on shorter walls (up to 15ft high) above thick mats that act as protection for the climbers.
  • WHERE IS THE CORE CLIMBING GYM?
    We are located at 500 Jamieson Parkway, Unit 1 in Cambridge.
  • DO I NEED TO MAKE A BOOKING?
    Nope! No bookings are needed, simply show up during our operating hours and grab your day pass!
  • WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
    Monday-Friday: 12 pm to 10pm Saturday: 10am to 9pm Sunday: 10am to 8pm
  • IS BOULDERING SUITABLE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY?
    Yes! People of all ages can boulder. Children 13 and younger must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • HOW OLD DO CHILDREN NEED TO BE TO CLIMB?
    The minimum recommended age is 5 years of age. However, outgoing children younger than 5 have done very well climbing. Please feel free to come for a tour with a staff member.
  • DO YOU HAVE KIDS/YOUTH PROGRAMS?
    Yes, we offer lots of programs for children in our facility. This includes our Core Crushers Program, competitive youth team and camps! Details on our Crushers Program can be found here.
  • DO I NEED A PARTNER?
    No partner, no problem. Since bouldering is climbing without ropes, you don't need a partner. That makes all the climbing walls accessible to any individual!
  • DO I NEED TO TAKE A LESSON?
    Nope. Lessons are not mandatory but you can sign-up for our Intro to Bouldering Classes here!
  • DO I HAVE TO WEAR CLIMBING SHOES?
    Yes! Everyone must wear climbing shoes. It makes for a much better climbing experience. You can rent from us! Rentals are available for children size 8 and up to adult size 16.
  • DO YOU DO BIRTHDAY PARTIES?
    Sure Do! Find more information on our birthday parties here!
  • DO YOU HAVE WIFI?
    Yes! Feel free to use our Free Wi-Fi. The password is posted on the community board, if you need help please feel free to reach out to our front desk staff.
  • ARE YOU HIRING?
    Not currently, but you can still send your resume to info@thecoreclimbing.ca and we will keep it on file for future hires.
  • WHO ARE THE NEW OWNERS?
    Dave Perozzo and John Kudelka! Dave Perozzo is one of Canada’s most experienced climbing gym operators. Dave and his family built their first climbing gym, the Guelph Grotto, in 1994, which has long been respected for its inclusive community and quality climbing. John Kudelka has owned and operated the Junction Climbing Center in London with Dave Perozzo since 2014. Together they opened J2 Bouldering (also in London) in 2022.
  • WILL OPERATIONS AT THE CORE CHANGE?
    No. The Core will continue to provide the exceptional community and climbing experience we've come to know and love. This new partnership is going to provide an opportunity to learn from the wealth of knowledge and experience the new owners have and allow for so many more possibilities.
  • HOW WILL MY MEMBERSHIP BE AFFECTED?
    If you are a Core Climbing Gym prepaid, EFT, or punch pass member, you will be able to use your membership at the Guelph Grotto and Junction locations for no additional fee through the end of 2023, effective immediately. New members during this time will receive the same perk. Members will need to show proof of current membership, such as your most recent bill or receipt at Core. Membership tags will not be accepted as proof of current membership. EFT and Annual Prepaid member guest passes will be honoured at your home facility only (the Core). New waivers will need to be completed at each facility if you have not visited in the recent years.
  • IS THERE A MULTI-GYM MEMBERSHIP OPTION?
    Yes!! As we iron out the technical details, folks from both The Core and the Guelph Grotto can top up their current membership so that they are able to access both gyms! Please ask your front desk staff to top-up your membership. *This is currently not available for folks holding a family membership We are hoping to release an *official* multi-gym membership in the near future, once we have sorted out the behind the scenes!
  • WHERE ARE THE SISTER GYMS LOCATED?
    The Guelph Grotto is located at 199 Victoria Rd S, Guelph, ON Junction Climbing Centre is located at 1030 Elias St, London, ON J2 is located at 1828 Blue Heron Dr., London, ON
  • MY QUESTION WAS NOT ANSWERED
    If your question was not answered within this FAQ please send an email to manager@thecoreclimbing.ca and our team will be happy to help you!
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