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Sunday April 21, closing at 8pm for staff social

Welcome to HUB Climbing

We welcome climbers of all levels – from beginners to experts. We also offer great group packages and amazing options for kids. Most new climbers either boulder or use the auto-belays.

What’s auto-belay climbing? An auto-belay lowers the harnessed climber down to the ground. You will need a harness and climbing shoes.

What’s bouldering? Bouldering is climbing on lower walls without a harness.

Which best describes you?

I'm new to climbing

I am over 18 and am not bringing any children

Most beginners start with auto-belay climbing.

I want to autobelay

Nice! Before your visit:

  • Climbers should wear stretchy clothes that let them move around freely. Athletic clothing works well.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before you intend to begin climbing, in order to check in, get your rental harness and climbing shoes and to get your free in person demonstration of the auto-belays.
I want to boulder

Sweet! Before your visit

  • Climbers should wear stretchy clothes that let them move around freely. Athletic clothing works well.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before you intend to begin climbing, in order to check in, get your rental climbing shoes and to get your free in person bouldering falls orientation.

I am over 18 and am bringing children under 16

Great! Most parents prefer autobelays because kids are harnessed in. If you wish to boulder, you can ask front desk staff for the bouldering orientation instead.

Will you be climbing?

I will not be climbing

Ok!

  • You will receive an in-person auto-belay orientation to learn how to clip your child in. It’s free of charge, and offered on a first come, first served basis. Children under 16 may not clip in or out of the auto-belays. You will need to do the clipping for them as part of your direct supervision. (Don’t worry it’s an easy and fun way to be part of the experience – check out this video here)
  • You may supervise a max of 3 children.
  • Climbers should wear stretchy clothes that let them move around freely. Athletic clothing works well.
  • If you have any children over 12 years please have them fill out their own Facility Introduction as well.
  • Arrive at least 20 minutes before you intend to begin climbing, in order to buy your day pass and rent your harnesses and climbing shoes. (Harness rentals are free for anyone under 12 years of age) You will then receive your in-person demonstration to get you started on autobelays
I will be supervising AND climbing

Ok!

  • You will receive an in-person auto-belay orientation to learn how to clip your child in. It’s free of charge, and offered on a first come, first served basis. As Children under 16 may not clip in or out of the auto-belays. You will need to do the clipping for them as part of your direct supervision. (Don’t worry it’s an easy and fun way to be part of the experience – check out this video here)
  • You may supervise a max of 2 children.
  • Climbers should wear stretchy clothes that let them move around freely. Athletic clothing works well.
  • If you have any children over 12 years please have them fill out their own Facility Introduction as well.
  • Arrive at least 20 minutes before you intend to begin climbing, in order to buy your day pass and rent your harnesses and climbing shoes. (Harness rentals are free for anyone under 12 years of age) You will then receive your in-person demonstration to get you started on the auto-belays.

I am under 18 and do not have an adult (18 and older) supervising me

  • You will need an adult to supervise you except in the case that you wish to boulder and are at least 12 years of age and pass a Stripes test.
  • A parent needs to fill out a waiver for you.
  • Complete the Online Facility Introduction before your visit.
  • If you are over 16 years of age you can clip into autobelays. If you are younger than 16 years old, you will need an adult to clip you in.
I want to autobelay

Nice! Before your visit

  • Climbers should wear stretchy clothes that let them move around freely. Athletic clothing works well.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before you intend to begin climbing, in order to check in, get your rental harness and climbing shoes and to get your free in person demonstration of the auto-belays.
I want to boulder

Sweet! Before your visit

  • Climbers should wear stretchy clothes that let them move around freely. Athletic clothing works well.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before you intend to begin climbing, in order to check in, get your rental climbing shoes and to get your free in person bouldering falls orientation.

I am under 18 and will have an adult supervising me

  • A parent needs to fill out a waiver for you.
  • Complete Online Facility Introduction before your visit.
  • If you are over 16 years of age, you can clip into the autobelays if you have passed an autobelay orientation and have an adult supervising you. If you are younger than 16, your supervising adult will clip you in.
  • If you are 12-17 years old you can complete the stripes test so that you may boulder with or without an adult present.
I want to autobelay

Nice! Before your visit

  • Climbers should wear stretchy clothes that let them move around freely. Athletic clothing works well.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before you intend to begin climbing, in order to check in, get your rental harness and climbing shoes and to get your free in person demonstration of the auto-belays.
I want to boulder

Sweet! Before your visit

  • Climbers should wear stretchy clothes that let them move around freely. Athletic clothing works well.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before you intend to begin climbing, in order to check in, get your rental climbing shoes and to get your free in person bouldering falls orientation.

I've climbed before

Depending on your age and experience, staff will advise if you may opt out of the mandatory in person autobelay orientation and/or in-person bouldering falls test.

I want to autobelay

Nice! Before your visit:

  • Climbers should wear stretchy clothes that let them move around freely. Athletic clothing works well.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before you intend to begin climbing, in order to check in, get your rental harness and climbing shoes and to get your free in person demonstration of the auto-belays.

I want to boulder

Sweet! Before your visit:

  • Climbers should wear stretchy clothes that let them move around freely. Athletic clothing works well.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before you intend to begin climbing, in order to check in, get your rental climbing shoes and to get your free in person bouldering falls orientation.

I am bringing a group of more than 5 people

I am bringing a group of children

We want a birthday party

Great!

  • For a party of 13 climbers or less, you can book here
  • If your party is for more than 13 climbers, please send us a message
We will not need the party room

Great!

  • Please send us a message about a group booking here

I am bringing a group of adults

Great!

  • Please book a Supervised Adult Climb here

I am bringing a group of adults and children

We want a birthday party

Great!

  • Party climbers must be 17 years or under
  • Adults cannot be included in party package – must buy daypass
  • For a party of 13 youth climbers or less, you can book here
  • If your party is for more than 13 youth climbers, please send us a message
We will not need the party room

Awesome!

  • Please send us a message about a group booking here

Ready to climb?

No need to book, but don’t forget to sign a waiver before you arrive.

Sign a Waiver

Choose Your Option

Day Pass
$24.00

$27.00

+HST. Rentals not included.

All day In/Out privileges. Perfect for individuals and groups of under 5 people. Climb for as long as you want throughout the day. You can even pop out to grab a bite before coming back to climb!

Sign a Waiver
1 Month Prepaid
$85.00

$95.00

  • 1 month, prepaid
  • Start date with fixed (or specific) end date
  • Unlimited visits
  • Pay with cash, credit card, debit card
  • Non transferable
  • Membership hold incurs $10.50 charge per month, lost time is tacked onto end-date
  • No refunds for early termination
  • Changes must be made to membership changes portal, not phone calls!

If you are an existing Hub Markham member and wish to add on to your existing membership, front desk cannot do this upgrade for you, please contact mississauga@hubclimbing.com to process your upgrade.

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*Prices listed on the website subject to change without notice. All prices exclude HST.

Types of Climbing

Confused about all the different types of climbing and not sure if it’s right for you? Here’s how they differ:

Hub Climbing Testimonials

The place is awesome. Not only is climbing a challenging and fun sport, but the staff here and even the other climbers make you feel welcome.


Linda M.

FAQ

Do you need to book?

Bookings are no longer required.

Are masks required?

We no longer require wearing masks as of March 30. Many of us will still be wearing our masks (as of this writing in late March 2022) but it is your choice whether to wear one or not when visiting. Whatever your choice we ask that you continue to be kind, considerate and respectful towards everyone – regardless of whether they choose to wear a mask or not.

Is loose chalk allowed?

No. We allow liquid chalk or chalk ball (must not have loose chalk outside of the chalk ball).

Are you still renting gear?

Yes, shoes and harnesses

COVID-related FAQs

HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS RELATED QUESTIONS

HEALTH RISKS. Our staff may ask you to leave the gym if they consider your health status to be a risk to others. If you postpone your reservation because of your health condition or because of isolation, there will be no cancellation fee.

WHY CAN’T I USE LOOSE CHALK? Our understanding of how COVID-19 spreads is constantly evolving, but airborne transmission is believed to be the primary way the virus is spread. By eliminating loose chalk, we are trying to limit airborne dust. Chalk socks can be used, but not preferred. We recommend using Liquid chalk as it contains alcohol and limits dust. Liquid chalk will be available for purchase.

IS LIQUID CHALK A GOOD DISINFECTANT OR VIRICIDE?
We can only quote what CDC or other health authorities recommend.

CDC recommends 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol as the minimal active ingredients when it comes to hand sanitizers so we infer its the same with liquid chalk.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hand-hygiene.html

Our own understanding is that liquid chalk reduces particulate in the air which makes breathing easier for everyone and reduces the chance of viruses themselves travelling on particulate.

HOW DO YOU CLEAN? DO YOU CLEAN THE CLIMBING WALLS TOO?

Depending on the surface we use different chemicals ranging from bleach to hydrogen peroxide to alcohol.

On non-climbing, high touch surfaces like desks, faucets, handles, railings, etc we use virucides continually on both and ad-hoc and scheduled basis. Staff are continually wiping down surfaces and are scheduled to do a thorough wipe down every 2 hours between time slots.

Some surfaces (eg ropes or plastics) can be damaged by certain chemicals so we follow manufacturers instructions. (Note to the reader: Please make sure to check with the manufacturer too when cleaning your own harnesses, ropes etc!)

In some cases we cannot rely on cleaning solutions and need to rely on handwashing or liquid chalk. For example, we can not clean ropes or climbing holds or climbing walls as doing so will not be feasible. Climbing gyms generally cannot clean climbing holds or walls because the holds would be touched between cleanings and it would be prohibitive to climb up each route each time. (Some routes are well over 40 feet high) Fogging takes 24 to 72 hours to settle and is not appropriate for daily cleanings as we are concerned about members inhaling the gas.

Summary: We rely on a combination of measures in addition to cleaning: screening of participants, hand washing, hand sanitizers, capacity restrictions, social distancing, no loose chalk and drawing in lots of fresh, clean air.

ARE RENTALS AVAILABLE?
Rentals are available, but we strongly encourage you to bring your own gear. Liquid chalk will also be available for rent or purchase. (we will have bins to quarantine it for 3 days)
Chalk rental is suspended for the duration of the pandemic.

TELL ME ABOUT VENTILATION.
The current data about Covid-19 transmission shows no clear evidence to date of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 associated with HVAC (aka Central Air) systems in hospitals or health care facilities, although there is a mechanistic possibility of this occurring.

Practical recommendations for non-hospital public settings include, but are not limited to, increasing air supply and exhaust ventilation for extended operation times, supply as much outside air as reasonably possible and avoid air turbulence.

Moreover, since air supply fresh air is key we are doing the following:

Maximize fresh air intake on our HVAC systems. These provide 20-25% fresh air. By keeping our HVAC fans (not rotating ceiling fans!) on at all times we are replacing the air in the entire facility consistently.

Our systems are designed to handle the high ceilings (24 to 49 feet) and thus allow a huge volume of fresh air intake

We are strongly avoiding turbulence of indoor air so that any droplets are most likely to settle on the ground without being spread into an aerosol. This means NO use of ceiling fans, or anything else that creates unnecessary turbulence of air.

The front and garage doors being open may provide a little extra amount of fresh air flow and may be opened at times if they do not create turbulence but in general, we are relying on mechanical methods of forcing in a consistent, higher volume of fresh air.

We are fortunate that we have high ceiling height, large cubic volume of spaces and multiple HVAC (central air) units in each building to allow us to mechanically and consistently provide fresh air.