Rock Climbing

The Get a Grip program has quickly become one of Elevation Outdoors’ most popular programs.  We first ran this program in 2015 as a single 4 week program, and it is now being run twice a year for 4 weeks with two sessions per week through the duration of the program due to its popularity.  The program is designed for participants that have limited to no previous experience with the sport of rock climbing, but can easily accommodate a more experienced climber who is looking for an opportunity to gain more experience and make some new friends.

With the support of the climbing gym staff, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of rock climbing on day one.  This includes a belay lesson so that all participants can develop this skill and climb safely with a partner on the rope walls.

As the program progresses some basic movement lessons are provided to help each participant improve their technique to enhance the climbing experience.  The indoor climbing gym is a great location to learn the new skills and practice them in a controlled environment where each participant can progress at their own pace and challenge themselves on the different routes in the gym.

Each week of the program has a different theme to help prepare the participants to better face the challenges that life will bring their way.  By the end of the program the goal is to have each participant be able to successfully belay, tie a figure 8 follow through knot, and be able to reach the top of some beginner climbing routes and problems.

In an effort to make the sport even more accessible, Elevation Outdoors provides transportation from 3 common meeting points in Kelowna and West Kelowna to make it easier for participants to join us.


The indoor climbing sessions are on Monday and Wednesday evenings and the outdoor climbing sessions are full days on Sundays in weeks 2 and 4 of the program, weather permitting.  The frequency is key to the progression of participants’ skills, as it allows them to return and practice their skills and continue to improve without time to regress between sessions

Get a Grip, Spring 2019 will be running from May 13th -  June 9th. We will have an orientation day on Wednesday, May 8th (4:00 - 5:00 pm).


Each seat is $300.

* 100% and partial scholarship seats are available for youth that meet our eligibility criteria! Click here to see our scholarship eligibility requirements.

If you are interested in volunteering for Get a Grip, please click here!

To register for the Get a Grip program please download the registration package below or follow the online registration link above to register online.

  Download Get a Grip Registration Package


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This Program is made possible with funding from the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities