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Sunday November 26, closing at 8pm for staff event

Hub Climbing FAQs

These are questions related to the business and systems and procedures unique to the establishments.

Is climbing a sport for beginners?

As with any sport, enthusiasts must start somewhere. Hub Climbing Markham has areas dedicated to beginners where there’s ample opportunity for newcomers to learn at their own pace. Our facility caters to first-time climbers, and we welcome young and inexperienced climbers with a variety of styles and activities including bouldering, top rope climbing, and autobelay climbing.

What is a Day Pass?

Day Passes grant the bearers climbing privileges for an entire day. With such a pass, people can come and go from our Markham facility as they please. For example, climbers can come in the morning, hang about for ninety minutes, and then head out for lunch. Upon their return, at their convenience, they can continue to climb all afternoon, or for as long as they choose. Rentals are also good for the entire day.

Is there food or drink available at Hub Climbing Markham?

Hub Climbing Markham sells basic snacks, cookies, protein bars, fruit juices, and Gatorade style drinks. If you have booked a party, we can order pizza for your climbers.

Are your memberships all-inclusive or do I have to pay more for access to the Fitness Studio?

Hub memberships include unlimited access to all regular (unthemed) climbing facilities including bouldering and autobelays, as well as the fitness equipment and climbing training areas including hangboards, moonboards and system boards.

Am I too old to climb?

The answer is no. Hub Climbing Markham accommodates members and guests of all ages.

Is There a Minimum Age Limit at Hub Climbing Markham?

Hub Climbing’s recommended minimum age is six years old, because children any younger may struggle to reach the climbing holds. However, some exceptions can be made for exceptional candidates. We can accept some kids who are younger if they fit within our harness. For those who are unsure, do not worry, our staff will check prior to climbing.

Climbers within a “birthday party” must be aged 17 and under.
Adult climbers must purchase an entry pass and rental gear.

May I Supervise My Own Children, On a Day Pass?

Yes, but let’s please make sure each child who is autobelay climbing is directly supervised by an adult who has recently taken our autobelay orientation.

Please ensure there’s at least one adult supervising no more than three youths who are climbing.
If you are bringing children, please make sure their waivers are filled out by their parents or a court-appointed legal guardian (we will ask for documentation)

Is a booking required at Hub Climbing Markham? Can I visit and climb?

Prebooking is not required at Hub Climbing Markham unless you’re looking for a lesson or for direct staff supervision; anyone can simply drop in and climb in the main climbing gym area without a booking. Just keep in mind that orientations may take a few minutes.

Do I need to take an orientation before I can boulder or autobelay?

Yes! The orientations are important to help you learn how to better prevent injuries. Expect a bit of a wait for your orientation: If it’s busy here with new visitors, there may be a short wait, but we try to get to everyone within 15 minutes.

How long should we plan to stay at Hub Climbing Markham?

The answer depends on what type of climbing you’re seeking to experience. If you’re looking to boulder or use auto belays, we recommend 1 to 2 hours at the facility. This sport is more exhausting than other activities and it may require more energy than you have and climbing beyond ninety minutes isn’t recommended as mistakes tend to happen past that due to fatigue.

How much climbing should we expect during our visit?

Depending on the climbers’ base fitness levels, and what type of climbing they’re doing (bouldering or autobelay or top rope) Hub Climbing Markham’s guests will likely find they get more than enough climbing during a regular ninety-minute climbing session. If you’ve never climbed before, it might surprise you how tiring it can be, and so please make sure to rest breaks and get proper hydration. Also helpful to spend some time watching other climbers to pick up tips and make your rest period more exciting.

Does Hub Climbing Markham sell any climbing gear?

Yes. Hub Climbing Markham sells essential climbing gear, and our inventory includes chalk, tape, chalk bags and shoes.

Does Hub Climbing Markham have bouldering safety flooring?

Hub Climbing locations have bouldering flooring designed by Asana, a leading climbing gym flooring provider in the United States and Canada. Asana floor mats provide 16 inches of various types of foam underneath a cordura shell. The flooring is designed to be of a firmness that makes it possible to walk on the mats with less strain on your ankles but with increasing absorption for higher velocity falls. We recommend that you never rely on any flooring system to ensure your safety but that you focus on learning proper fall technique, downclimbing whenever you can, learning about your limits and never going beyond your own limits.