IT STARTS HERE
IT STARTS HERE
It all started here. With a passion. A passion for the best climbing experience possible.
When we first opened in 1990, there were no climbing gyms, so we had to figure it out for ourselves. Invent it all. We did so, with one goal in mind, to bring you the best indoor rock climbing possible. After 28 years, that mindset hasn’t left us.
But a lot has changed since then, rock climbing is no longer an extreme fringe sport that no one has heard of. In fact, climbing on plastic has become very popular around the world, so popular that it has now been accepted into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. We are proud to have been there from the beginning, forging the path. But despite all these changes we are still committed to bringing you the best climbing experience possible.
29 Fraser Avenue
June 1 to Aug 31
Sept 1 to May 31
Need a partner?
Every Wednesday night at 7pm, come in and staff will be available to belay and pair up single climbers looking for partners. Learn more.
I WANT TO CLIMB
I WANT TO CLIMB
Joe Rockhead’s has introduced more people to the exciting sport of climbing than any other organization in the country. We pride ourselves on our impeccable safety record and our ability to bring it all to you in a fun, low-pressure atmosphere.
New climbers can safely explore un-roped climbing on our bouldering walls without formal instruction, at their own pace. However, we recommend first-timers reserve a place in a Top Rope 101 class to gain roped belay skills and confidence in your technique.
Our beginner lessons are not the quickie 15 minute specials you may find at other gyms for the same price. Rockhead’s comprehensive 1.5 hour lessons introduce all the safety and technical aspects of indoor rock climbing including top roping and bouldering, and another 1.5 hours of instructor assistance will help you build further confidence and develop your skills.
If you’re 13 years old or younger, we recommend organizing a Kids Climb.
Top Rope 101 $40
Designed to introduce beginners to the sport. During the 1.5 hour lesson you will gain the knowledge to belay effectively and tackle any of our top-rope routes. Our instructors will be at your service for another 1.5 hours after the lesson to give a helping hand and take your skills beyond the basics.
Price includes day pass, shoe and harness rental.
WELCOME PACK $70
All the perks of a Top Rope 101 class, but extended for 30 days. Enjoy your lesson, then enjoy a 30 day membership with all of your rental gear included whenever you visit.
Top ROPE Belay Test FREE
Our Top Rope Belay Test is available to all climbers who are experienced top rope belayers, or who have recently finished our Basic Beginner Lesson. Passing this test grants you permission to top rope belay for other guests and members at Joe Rockhead’s. You must demonstrate how to wear and inspect a harness, how to tie in and inspect a climber’s knots, and how to properly belay a climber with a Grigri. Figure 8s are not pre-tied, and Grigris must be attached to the belayer’s harness.
Visitors must have a willing partner with them for the test. No booking required.