2018 Outdoor Summer Climbing Courses (July 14-15)


We’re holding two new outdoor climbing courses: beginner top rope course and an intro to sport climbing course.

The top rope course will learn some top rope training, a bit about anchors, and belaying. There are 6 spots available for this course.

The into to sport climbing will learn how to run lead climbing including anchors and sport leading. There are 6 spots available for this course.

Both courses will run at $225 for members and $250 for non-members. The price includes a complimentary t-shirt! You can pay with cash and register at Barren Ground Coffee in Old Town on Thursdays 4-6 or Sundays 11-3. First come first serve so sign up fast!

Both groups will be meeting at Big Crack, more details are available here:




The Kam Lake Bouldering Gym Is Permanently Closed

Hello Climbers of Yellowknife,

The YKCC’s bouldering gym in Kam Lake is permanently closed. We’ve donated our collection of climbing holds to the City of Yellowknife so they can be used for the new wall in the Fieldhouse.

There will unfortunately be no indoor climbing in Yellowknife until the City’s wall opens. We anticipate this will be in early March.


Outdoor climbing events

We’ve got two climbing events coming up next week!
July 19 – Big Crack, 6-9
July 26 – Ravine, 6-9
  • All climbers will have to fill out a new waiver at the event for outdoor climbing.
  • All climbers must be members in good standing and have paid their $10 annual member ship fee.
  • YKCC gear will be made available on a first come-first served basis.
  • Only those trained on last year’s outdoor course or who can demonstrate a similar level of proficiency may belay or set ropes. The event’s organizers may remove privileges for these activities to anyone who shows a lack of understanding or who demonstrates unsafe behavior