Backcountry Gear Swap

Saturday June 25th (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Gear needs to be dropped off the day before with the desired price noted. All sales are cash and are final.

Cash or unsold items may be picked up between 4:00 and 6:00 Saturday

10% of the price of each item will be going to the ‘Run Wyld’ program which provides funding for local youth to attend the Wilderness Youth Leadership Development program at Strathcona Park Lodge. Click ‘Here’ to read an article about this program’s founder Sophie O’Brien.

The Gym will remain fully open during the event

Acceptable Items

Hiking – Trekking Poles   /   Clean Clothing   /   Boots   /  Packs   /   Books

Camping – Camp Stoves & Accessories   /   Sleeping Pads   /  Sleeping Bag (Clean)   /   Tents

Climbing NO!! Helmets, Harnesses, Slings, Ropes

Climbing Acceptable – Chalkbags   /   Carabiners   /  Protection   /   Ice Axes   /   Ice Screws   /   Crampons   /  Boulder Pads   /   Books   /   Artwork (climbing related)

Backcountry Skiing – Skis   /   Skins   /   Boots   /   Probes   /  Avi Shovels   /   Ski Packs   /   Clothing   /   Snowshoes


There will be Hot Dog and drink sales by donation to further bolster the money collected for the ‘Run Wyld’ initiative

The North Islands largest indoor climbing facility...

A little bit of the outdoors – indoors.

A little bit of the outdoors – indoors.

Courses and Classes

Climbing can be an intimidating sport to try for the first time.  We know, everyone had start somewhere.  Take one of our drop in sessions and learn a new skill or take your climbing to the next level in one of our courses.


Click the button below to find the rates for bouldering, top roping, leading climbing, month passes, punch cards more.

Groups and Parties

Looking for an alternative party theme? Whatever the celebration, our guided climbing parties are the answer. We take care of the ropes and you get to climb our walls and have fun…                                      When your group arrives, our staff will take care of all the harnessing and belaying for the session.

Our Facilities

Wall Climbing

The main climbing area has 35 ft walls coated with textured concrete to give a ‘real’ feel to your climbing experience. We have 18 “top rope” stations, with 5 to 6 routes on each rope (90/108 total) and numerous “lead routes” are available for the more advanced climbers.

Auto Belay's

Don’t have a climbing parntner ?

We have 5 ‘Auto Belay’ units available for use during your climbing session. These are a useful addition to the gym environment and allow individuals to climb and train with out the help of a partner.

You’ll often see climbers doing ‘laps’ on the ‘auto belay’….a great way to build endurance.


Bouldering area at On The Rocks Climbing Gym in Campbell River

We have two areas dedicated to bouldering, our longtime “cave” upstairs and a newer space next door to the roped climbing area.

Bouldering is climbing without the use of ropes/harnesses and requires upper body/core strength, good balance, flexibility and grip strength – it’s an amazing workout, a great way to get in shape…

Routes are designed for those who require a gentle warm up to more challenging problems for the pros…

Espresso Bar

While you are here, why not sample one of our specialty coffees or enjoy a cold beverage and kick back in our lounge area?


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