Get 17% off in December

To celebrate the end of 2017, we’ll be discounting our Climb Time punch passes and intro belay course by 17% for the month of December. This is a great deal to get you climbing during the holidays… and it’s also an awesome Christmas present!

Discounts for the Climb Time Passes and Introductory Belay Course are available between Dec 1-31st, 2017

Climb Time Passes

Whether you want to give climbing a try or are a not-yet-belay-certified climber, our Climb Time Sessions are designed for you to have fun climbing. Our staff set up the gear and manage the ropes for you during this 2 hour climbing session. With our discounted punch passes in December, you get a great deal on climbing worry free!

  • 4 punch pass: $90 (normally $109)
  • 12 punch pass: $219 (normally $264)
  • Passes can be used until Jan 31st, 2019
  • Call us or visit the gym to purchase one

Introductory Belay Course

Want to start rock climbing or ready to move to the next step from our Climb Time sessions?

Our introductory belay course with a certified trainer will teach you all the required skills for indoor climbing including: safety practices, proper set-up of equipment, climbing knot, verbal commands and belaying technique (rope management system).

  • 2-hour belay course and orientation
  • ages 14+
  • $57 (normally $69)
  • Call us or visit the gym to purchase one
  • Our intro belay course takes place Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm / Sundays 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – BOOK NOW

Don’t forget that we also have Gift Cards available too!




November Sessions 2017

The November Sessions are back. Get ready for one of the biggest and most exciting bouldering competitions in Western Canada this Nov 25th and 26th!

This official Sport Climbing BC event will take place over two days for every age level and ability, like the Youth, Open, Recreational, Experienced and Master’s categories.

In order to prepare for and hold the competition, the gym will be closed for public climbing from November 24th-26th. Visitors are welcome to watch and cheer on the athletes!

Gym Preparation and closures:
Nov 23rd – No bouldering
Nov 24th – Gym closed
Nov 25th and 26th – The event (spectators welcome!)

The Categories

Open Categories

  • Youth A (born in 2001 or 2002)
  • Junior (1999 or 2000)
  • Women: V6+ (2002 or earlier)
  • Men: V7+ (2002 or earlier)

Youth Categories

  • Youth B (born in 2003 or 2004)
  • Youth C (2005 or 2006)
  • Youth D (2007 or later)

Experienced Categories
Born in 2004 or earlier

  • Women: V3-5
  • Men: V4-6

Recreational Categories
Born in 2004 or earlier

  • Women: V0-V2
  • Men: V0-V3

Masters Category
Age 40 and over

The Schedule

This is the provisional schedule, which is subject to change after registration closes.

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The Sponsors

Silver Level

Bronze Level
Boulder Denim
Black Diamond Equipment
Coast Protein
Friction Labs
Mad Rock Canada
Sterling Rope


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How to Register

Register Now!

You must register online – click on the below button. You will be sent to the Sport Climbing BC website where you can sign in if you’re already a SCBC member. If not, you can join as a member (select “Pay as you go” – there’s a $5 membership fee). Once you’re a SCBC member, you can register for The November Sessions.


  • Early Registration (until Nov 12) – $60 / $55 for recreational categories (you get an official November Sessions Comp T-shirt)
  • Late Registration (until Nov 19) – $65 / $60 Rec, Experienced and Masters categories
  • No ‘Day of’ Registrations / No Exceptions

Registration closed on Sunday, Nov 19 @ 11:59PM




Amazing weekend all around for Climb Base5

This past weekend was something else to say the least. Not only did the Climb Base5 staff team been pull off a great party for members and the climbing community, a couple of our athletes took top spot in international climbing competitions on both sides of the Pacific!

Olympic hopefuls Alannah Yip and Tiffany Melius from the Climb Base5 Open Performance Team reached the podium in two separate climbing events that were happening on either side of the Pacific Ocean.

Competing at the Oceania Continental Championships in Noumea, New Caledonia from 12-15 October, Tiffany came in first in bouldering, second in speed, and third in lead as she paves her way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Alannah, who’s already this year’s Canadian National champion in bouldering, lead, and speed climbing and a recipient of the Petro Canada FACE grant to support future Olympians, came first in the female Open category at the Northwest Boulder Fest hosted by the Seattle Bouldering Project on October 14th.

The end…

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Finally, right here in Metro Vancouver on October 14th, Grillin’ and Chillin’ 2017 was an amazing customer appreciation event with almost 300 people enjoying a bit of food, fun, and community spirit!

We had amazing food, drinks, and cake on hand including local food truck, ChickPea with their delicious vegetarian Israeli food, Flashed cooked up their world famous BBQ sandwiches, local micro-brew from Central City Brewing. We also had wicked product demos by SCARPA and La Sportiva for shoes, Coast Protein with their cricket bars, and Bomber Climber‘s natural skin care products for climbers. And who can forget our amazing dyno comp that had people cheering all night!

Not a bad weekend, eh?! 😛


Party like it’s 2017!

** The gym will be closing at 5pm on Saturday, October 14th to set up for our Grillin’ and Chillin’ party. Doors will reopen at 6pm for the party! **

This year’s annual Grillin’ and Chillin party will take place on Saturday, October 14th from 6pm to 12am. It’s our way of saying thank you to our awesome community and to welcome new members!

Come out to meet the community – bring your family and friends and enjoy food, great local beer, contests and prices, and, of course, climbing! We’re all about being inclusive so this party is for everyone.

Tickets* go on sale starting October 2nd.

  • $5 ($10 for non-members)

*Tickets include great food and a free 1st drink.  Tickets can be purchased at the gym during opening hours.


Here’s what to expect:

Yum… the food

Looks like this year’s menu is going to be as incredible as our members!

  • Local food truck, ChickPea, will be serving up delicious vegetarian Israeli food
  • Tasty world famous BBQ sandwiches are going to be provided by Flashed

Burp… the beer

We’re going up-scale this year with our bartenders serving up beer from local micro-brewery Central City Brewing. If beers aren’t your thing, we’ll also have non-alcoholic beverages on hand… The first drink is on us! (Please drink responsibly… and if you plan to drink, don’t drive!)

  • Beers – $3.50 each
  • Non-Alcoholic – $1 each

Ahhh… the Costume Prize

We’ve had robots, dinosaurs, cows, and superheroes pass through our gym over the years. Get your costume on this year and come dressed as something funky, cool, creative… just keep it tasteful and family-friendly! You can even try out your Halloween costume ahead of time!

  • Top 3 costumes will each get a $25 gift card to MEC

Da… Boulders and Dyno Comp

  • Join us for the Dyno comp… It’s going to be awesome!
  • MEC gift card prizes

Woohoo… Wicked demos

Cha-ching… the deal

Here’s your chance to become a Climb Base5 Member. Sign up during the party and receive your 1st month free!

Here’s the Grillin’ and Chillin’ deal for our monthly (or prepaid annual membership) plan:

  • First month is free
  • Unlimited gym access
  • Free guest pass each month
  • Suspend your pass for any length of time, up to 3 times per year
  • Pay by Pre-Authorized Debit or Credit Card
  • $69 per month
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Team athlete Alannah Yip and coach Andrew Wilson are 2017 Petro-Canada FACE grant recipients

On the road to the Olympics, we’re happy to announce that our team athlete Alannah Yip and head coach Andrew Wilson received the 2017 Petro-Canada FACE grant.

Every year, Petro-Canada selects fifty-five promising athletes from across Canada. These aspiring Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their coaches are awarded a $10,000 grant, which provides funding to help them along their journey to one day represent Canada at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. FACE grants are often used for training, equipment, coach education, and travel expenses for competitions.

This caps off an amazing week for Alannah Yip, who’s part of our Open Performance Team and is this year’s Canadian triple crown champion in bouldering, lead, and speed climbing. Earlier this week she made the first female ascent of Cheakamus Canyon’s Pulse, the first 5.14a ever established in Canada.

Our soon-to-be 24-year old team athlete just sent Cheakamus Canyon’s Pulse, the first 5.14a ever established in Canada…. And with borrowed gear no less! She’s the first female ascent and it’s a pretty amazing accomplishment for any Canadian #ohcanada #itsnotthegear . . 📷 from @alannah_yip – So so so happy to have sent Pulse 5.14a today! This route is special to me because it was the first 5.14 in Canada 🇨🇦. Not only was it my first of the grade, but also a FFA! • For all intents and purposes it shouldn’t have gone – it was my fourth try of the day so I was exhausted, and I was so scatterbrained that I forgot my harness at home. Luckily I could borrow one and kept it together for the send! • Thanks to @philip_quade for the amazing shot, @miles_adamson @jj_mah @seanbea for all the belays, and my sponsors @scarpana @skratchlabs @climbbase5gym for all of your support.

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Climb Base5’s Head Coach Andrew Wilson is a staple in the local, national and international climbing community and has been developing the next generation of Canadian climbers with his vision and dedication through the Climb4Life youth development program.

“Gotta say, pretty cool to see our names on that board.”


For more on the FACE grant, visit: http://retail.petro-canada.ca/en/olympics/how-we-help.aspx

For more on the bond between athlete and coach through the FACE program, visit: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/thebond/