Hub Climbing, which opened its doors in the Wolfedale and Burnhamthorpe area is a 30,500 sq. ft. climbing gym which makes it the GTA’s largest and tallest rock-climbing gym. Hub Climbing offers fun and pressure-free (you really don’t have to have any experience at all!) climbing opportunities for both novice and advanced climbers.
No matter your experience level, you can just jump on the wall and have the time of your life.
Hub initially launched in Markham five years ago. Mississauga is its second location in the GTA.
With fewer options to get healthy during this cold spell, hundreds of people of all ages have been coming here for a rush of adrenaline and to get that body moving. It’s estimated that between 100 and 150 people are trying climbing for the first time every day in Canada.
This climbing gym has everything one needs to go from beginner to expert under one roof. Besides there are trainers on hand who can help people go as high as they want in the sport.
More advanced climbers can try to conquer a 48-feet tall dragon and can even be seen grappling with an archway that starts at four stories high.
There is, of course, special space for beginners.
Hub offers an entirely separated area for learners with walls and angles designed just for the beginner climber. These start with straight up and down walls, but also include a beginner level chimney and beginner level arch.
Most people stay from 90 minutes to three hours.
It is really a fun way to get fit and have the opportunity to socialize with people. When someone walks in for the first time, a staff member provides him or her with an orientation of the facility in order to get familiar with climbing options. There are hundreds of climbing challenges. Each climbing problem is held on just one colour. So that makes it a fun challenge because you can’t use the other colors on your way to the top.”
Those who love Hub can purchase day passes for just $23 to enjoy all day access. Those who want to visit the gym more frequently can purchase memberships for $81. Both allow in and out access, so climbers can leave at any time and then come back and do more routes.
And while the facility is great for individuals looking for great exercise, it’s also perfect for bigger events, including corporate gatherings, birthday parties and bachelor/bachelorette celebrations. -CINEWS