FAQ

FIRST VISIT

Check out our Try Climbing page for all the ways to start climbing.

To climb routes (height climbing requiring ropes), we recommend taking our Climbing 101 course which will teach you how to become an autonomous rope climber. The course also gives you one week of unlimited climbing with equipment rental.

To start bouldering, you can simply show up during business hours. We also offer a Bouldering 101 course, which includes an unlimited week of climbing with shoe rental.

You can also get a Trublue accreditation which will allow you to climb on one of our auto-belays.

A waiver must be signed for each climber. For climbers under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign. All waivers will need to be renewed every 3 years. For your convenience, you may fill in an online waiver by clicking on the link below:

ONLINE WAIVER

On-street parking is available around the gym. We also have 6 parking spots by the back entrance to the gym.

Please note that for the summer 2020 there will be no parking lot at the back entrance as we have added a new bouldering wall outside.

ROPE CLIMBING

An accreditation is a short but thorough evaluation of a climber’s knowledge of belaying and knot tying.

​Every autonomous climber at Allez Up (including those who have taken a course with us), must pass an accreditation with one of our instructors. 

Please see our accreditation page for more information about the accreditation test (including cost and scheduling).

​Allez Up is committed to maintaining a safe climbing environment, which means that every climber who wants to belay at Allez Up must pass an accreditation, regardless of their status in other gyms.

Different rates may apply for the accreditation test if you have proof of accreditation at another gym.

Experienced belayers over 18 years of age are permitted to bring a maximum of 2 non-climbers per visit. Newly accredited members must visit Allez Up 10 times before being permitted to bring a guest.

Keep in mind that any climber under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by his/her parents.

Guests climb for the same price as our accredited members.

Members are not permitted to teach knot-tying, belaying or any other safety techniques to their guests. Only Allez Up instructors are permitted to teach in the gym.

Members aged 17 and under cannot bring unaccredited guests to climb. They can only climb with other accredited members.

​If you are climbing routes (height climbing requiring ropes), you will need a partner, but we also have a few autobelays that can be of use on days where your partner can't show up! Bouldering does not require a partner.

There are many ways to meet a climbing partner:

- Come boulder and meet other climbers, or come use our autobelays. You can meet climbers right here in the gym!

- Ask around at work or other activities. You might be surprised at who has always wanted to try climbing.

- You can also go to the "Communauté Allez Up" page on Facebook. There are many social media groups and sites which organize climbing and partner seeking at Allez Up.

To learn how to lead climb, you must sign up to our Lead Climbing Course

The 6 hour course is divided into two sessions. To sign up for the course, you must have a top-rope accreditation at Allez Up and be able to comfortably climb 5.10 at the gym.

A reservation is required for this course. Please call us to  book.

In order to become an autonomous climber, you must take the Climbing 101 course. 

BOULDERING

​Nope! You simply need to fill in a waiver. If you've never bouldered before, take our Bouldering 101 course, which includes an unlimited week and shoe rental during that time.

MEMBERSHIPS

​A member is a person who has successfully passed the accreditation at Allez Up. 

If you want climbing to be a part of your life, you can purchase a membership.

​You simply need to complete the following form in order to freeze or cancel your EFT or monthly membership.

CANCEL/FREEZE MY MEMBERSHIP

KIDS

You can bring children, but they must be supervised by an adult at all times. Please note that while we welcome children, certain conditions may apply. We encourage you to call us at 514-989-9656 to find out whether you can bring your children.

The walls situated on the mezzanine are ideal for beginners and children, but access to the mezzanine is sometimes limited. Please take a look at our Kids Hours page to find out when this space is available.

Unfortunately we are no longer able to provide an eating area for birthday parties. You are welcome to bring small groups to climb during our walk-in sessions!

Allez Up offers a recreational and a competitive Junior Program.