THE ROCK OASIS CLIMBING GYM
Suite 204 - 388 Carlaw Ave. - COME CHECK IT OUT!
See contact and locations page for more details.
If you've never experienced rock climbing before, come in and see why so many people are addicted to this fun and challenging sport. The experienced and passionate staff help provide a fun and safe environment to climbers of all ages. If you're already hooked on climbing, come see what The Rock Oasis has to offer - there is something for everyone. Easily accessible by public transit, car or bicycle, The Rock Oasis is as convenient as it is flexible, as we are open 365 days a year. Free parking is available at the rear of the building.
SSF SEASON 7 and USED GEAR SALE at THE ROCK OASIS on THURSDAY JULY 23rd
There will be 20 or so scramble problems (graded easy to moderate) set for friendly-format competitors. Open competitors will be scored using Tops/Bonus on 5 challenging problems.
Comp fee: $20 (paid at the gym)
Open competitors add $5 for prize purse.
Come out and start climbing anytime after 5pm. Climbing ends at 10pm and cash prizes for Open winners awarded.
Competitors in Open category are welcome to start competing anytime after 5pm - you will have up to 90 minutes (or until climbing time expires) beginning from your first attempt to score tops and bonus points on your designated problems.
Competitors in Friendly-Format scramble are welcome to start and stop climbing anytime between the start and end of the comp.
View complete comp rules and series info HERE. See you on the 23rd!
Sell your used gear free of charge. Drop off your items at the front desk either in advance or on July 23rd. Cash transactions only. Please note: The Rock Oasis is not responsible for gear bought or sold.
TECHNIQUE CLINIC SERIES with MARK SMITH
Clinic 1 - Wed July 29 Balance, hand and foot matching and how they are linked.
Clinic 2 - Wed Aug 26 Smearing and flagging - How using the wall can be better than a foothold and how sometimes no foothold and a flag makes the most sense.
Clinic 3 - Wed Sept 30 Using your hips to make climbing easier and tackling steep terrain. Heel hooks and other technical tricks to effectively climb on overhangs.
Clinics will run from 7pm - 8pm and are free with a purchased visit or gym membership. Each clinic will be limited to 12 participants and will be offered on a first come first served bases. Please check in at the front desk upon arrival.
About the climber
Mark Smith has passionately devoted the last 17 years of his life to becoming a better rock climber every year. He truly thrives in sharing climbing with others and is just as excited to help talk someone through a difficult section of a climb, as he is in devising his own unique solutions for his climbs.
Mark's understanding of climbing technique and movement have come from his constant push to learn how to climb everything using the least amount of effort while taking advantage and adapting a climb to ones own advantages. All of his achievements throughout his climbing have been due to this fundamental value. His achievements include, climbing several 5.14's and over a 130 5.13's at locations all over the world.
Climbers without partners
CLIMBERS WITHOUT PARTNERS now EVERY Monday!
New to climbing? Lost a climbing partner? Come out, meet new people and make new friends! Now EVERY Monday starting at 7 pm. Just come to the front desk and let us know you're here for Climbers Without Partners.
FALL 2015 YOUTH CLIMBING PROGRAMS
Registration for Semester 1 (September 2015 - January 2016) is now open!
Call 416-703-3434 for more information and registration or please feel free to stop by, tour our facility and speak with our staff.
WALL RATS (GRADES 1-6)
Recreational program with a focus on fitness, fun and friends. Guided climbing, games and activities. Grades 1 to 6. School pickup available at Morse, Pape and Withrow schools. See our attached poster for all the details.
DEVELOPMENT TEAM (YOUTH 9+)
For youth that want to be better climbers. Learn climbing techniques and skills. Develop strength and endurance. Youth 9+. One, two or three sessions a week. See our attached poster for all the details.
For experienced and dedicated climbers who would like to push their climbing to the next level. Two training sessions a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays. By invitation or try-out only. Contact the gym for more details.
Our youth programs include the use of rental harnesses and shoes, a gym membership for the duration of the program and a t-shirt. All youth programs qualify for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit. Payment plan option available. All prices are subject to HST. For registration or more info call 416-703-3434.
In addition to our climb only camps that run throughout the summer The Rock Oasis is please to announce that we have partner up with several other local businesses to offer joint summer camps.
Climbing Camps, available throughout the summer
Flexible half days, full days and full weeks.
Dance & Climb Camps, July 13-17 (full), August 10-14
Dance in the morning at Artist's Play and rock climb in the afternoon.
Clay Modelling & Climb Camp, July 27-31 (full)
Clay modelling in the morning at Jumping Clay and rock climbing in the afternoon.
Martial Arts and Climb Camps, July 6-10, August 24-28
Martial Arts in the morning at Desantos Martial Arts (Gerrard and Broadview location) and rock climbing in the afternoon.
Academic Refresher & Climb Camp, August 31 - September 4
Tutoring in the morning at Epsilon Learning and rock climbing in the afternoon.
For ages 6 and up. Climb only camps run from 9am - 4pm. Joint camp schedule: 9am - Drop off at partner location (Artist's Play, DeSantos Martial Arts, Epsilon Learning or Jumping Clay), Noon - Kids will eat their packed lunches at partner location, 12:30pm - Rock Oasis staff will walk kids over to the gym, 4pm - Pick up at The Rock Oasis. Cost: Climb only camps, 4 days $240, 5 days $280. Joint camps $320. All prices are subject to HST. For registration and information call 416-703-3434.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMPS
Flexible half day, full day and weekly options available on Toronto District School Board PA days, Christmas Break, March Break and summer holidays. Climbing, bouldering and related activities. Call to register, walk-ins subject to availability. Ages 6 and up.
NOTE: Private school holiday camps available with a minimum of 5 participants.
Half day (9am - 12pm, or 1pm - 4pm) - $30
Full day - $60
Week - $280
All are prices subject to HST. Climbers under 18 must have a waiver read and signed by their own parent or legal guardian.