Challenge yourself (from 28 feet off the ground!) at this Richmond rock climbing centre

May 11 2018, 4:24 am

It’s a well-known fact that Squamish is home to some of the world’s best natural rock climbing sites. And if you’ve ever done the Stawamus Chief hike, chances are you could have seen an avid rock-climbing enthusiast or two along your journey.

Naturally, committing to rock climbing in real life is something you’ll only want to do when you’re fully trained and confident. Before you do that, you can try rock climbing (safely) indoors at BC’s only facility of its kind: Clip ‘N Climb.

Located in Richmond, it’s the first centre in the world to have introduced the ‘belay mate’ technology which completely eliminates human error when clicking to the belay system (mechanical equipment used to control a rope), a safety measure to help protect climbers.

Even children can Clip ‘N Climb with ease using this technology; it just works.

This heightened (get it?) level of safety and protection means that you can push your limits even further on the climbing wall. At the Richmond facility, you’ll find three different difficulty levels for 25 climbing walls.

That’s up 75 challenges, with two super challenges up to 28-feet high – the ‘Vertical Drop Slide’ and ‘Leap of Faith’. If you dare to try them, go right ahead!

Clip ‘N Climb is the perfect spot to challenge yourself and your friends or family on any kind of occasion with three party rooms, a large common area, and a water fountain. It’s also great for birthday parties!

Tickets for children aged six years and over cost $19 plus tax, and $12 plus tax for those aged five years and under. Round up a group of 10 or more and you’ll get 10% off the group total. Or, if you go on Cheap Tuesdays after 4 pm, everyone climbs for $12 plus tax. Super challenges cost $4 for one try and $6 for two.

Book online via Clip ‘N Climb ahead of time to ensure your spot. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing and athletic-style footwear because climbing in a dress and heels would not be cool.

Clip ‘N Climb

Where: Unit 120 1751 Savage Road, Richmond

  • Monday to Friday: 11 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 8 pm

Contact: (604) 273-3123

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