Ontario Access Coalition

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit group that works with the climbing community, land owners, conservation authorities and property managers to keep climbing and bouldering areas open in an environmentally responsible manner.

In March 2009, the OAC incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. The primary purpose of this restructuring was to become a more accessible organization whose purpose is to work with climbers as well as land managers regarding access issues. The OAC would like to extend a special thanks to the MEC for its grant, which funded the OAC’s incorporation.

To check them out and/or donate, click here.

Transitioning to Outdoor Climbing

Leave No Trace Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.

Visit http://www.leavenotrace.ca/home for more information! Keep our earth clean!

Ontario Rock Climbing Guides

For everything rock climbing in Ontario, click here!

Route Setting

If training doesn't do it for you, one of the best ways to nurture your love for the sport is to start route setting or problem setting. Ontoro Climbing was created for route setters by route setters, everyone on our team has experience setting, down from our shapers to our photographers.  As a result every detail of this company and the following links are here for you to cultivate your passion. Even if you're just volunteering at your local gym or working full time as a route setter, we know, first hand, that setting can become just as addicting as rock climbing itself.  The following links are trusted forums or snappy articles we've enjoyed, have fun!

Websites:

http://www.indoorclimbing.com/routesetting.html

https://www.routesettingassociation.org/

https://headrushtech.com/blogs/how-to-set-climbing-routes.html

https://www.outsideonline.com/2017711/path-beta-flash-resistance-route-setters

Books

The Fundamentals of Routesetting by Louie Anderson

Building Your Own Climbing Wall by Steve Lage

 

Competitive Climbing

University Bouldering Series

The University Bouldering Series (UBS) is a collegiate level competition series for rock climbers of all levels across Canada.  This unique competition is a great way for collegiate level rock climbing athletes to challenge themselves and bring them closer to the rock climbing community amidst the post-secondary frenzy.  This series is known for their fair yet competitive atmosphere which brings together collegiate students across Canada.  To see pictures from Season 2, Volume 8 sponsored by Ontoro Climbing click here.


Youth Bouldering Canada 2015

Youth Bouldering Canada is a division of Climber's Rock, Inc. It's purpose is to plan, organize, coordinate, and run the first ever Youth Bouldering Championships in Canada, and to help support Canadian youth athletes who compete at international events.  Ontoro Climbing is a proud sponsor of this event, helping young athletes to push their limit and keep on going. Ontoro Climbing Sloper Trophies were custom made for this event!