The Aviary

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The Aviary is a climbing wall located in the AMS Nest on the UBC Vancouver campus. We are open to everybody, and have top rope, lead climbing, and an array of training tools to suit both new and experienced climbers.

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Membership and Pricing

  • Day Pass : $10
  • 4 months : $25 ($20 for VOC members)
  • 12 months: $50 ($40 for VOC members)
  • Rentals (Shoes, harness, belay device): Free for first timers, $5 per visit thereafter



If you’ve never top rope belayed before, or you feel like you might need a refresher, we can help! We offer free belay lessons!

Come into the gym to book a lesson time. We simply ask that you leave a (refundable) $10 cash deposit to hold your spot. Since this deposit is mandatory, ALL LESSONS MUST BE BOOKED IN PERSON, AT THE GYM.

Email us if you have any questions about lessons!


Click to sign online waiver!

Please note the following:

  • Anybody who uses the gym must first sign a waiver
  • If you’re under 19, you need a parent/guardian signature on your waiver
  • Climbers under 16 are welcome, but will need a belayer who is certified and 16 or older.

You can also print and sign a paper waiver at home to save time: PDF Waiver


Our hours are subject to change at relatively short notice, so be sure to check the calendar before dropping in!


The Aviary is available for private bookings. We can accommodate a maximum group size of 12 participants, and no climbing experience is necessary. Bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact us for further details and pricing.


The Aviary is run entirely by volunteers, and we’re always looking for keen new people to join the team! To get involved, you must:

  • have been a member at The Aviary for at least 4 months,
  • be lead certified at The Aviary,
  • be vouched for by two current monitors.

If you meet these criteria, get in touch to discuss how you can help out!


If the information here is insufficient, either drop by the gym (Nest Room 2206), or send us an email or Facebook message to find out more!

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