Beaver Valley Climbing Festival, July 11th 2015

Don't miss out on southern Ontario's one and only rock climbing festival! On July 11th 2015, the Ontario Access Coalition and Leslie Timms (owner of On the Rocks) are hosting the 3rd annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival. This festival is an amazing opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the amazing climbing along the Niagara Escarpment; as well as raise money for the Ontario Access Coalition and local access initiatives. Festival will showcase vendors, climbing clinics and competitions, aerial silks performances, live music, camping, yoga, dinner and more! Check out the website for more information, tickets go on sale June 1st!

Guide Certification Courses 2015

On the Rocks is the only approved Professional Climbing Guides Institute course provider in Ontario.  PCGI offers a wide range of guide certification courses and an amazing guide insurance/permit package that allows certified guides to legally guide in top destinations across the globe. Read more about our upcoming course offerings with PCGI mentor Leslie Timms, at

Early Bird Special

Spring is just around the corner and we can hardly wait for the upcoming Ontario climbing season! Book your summer climbing course/adventure by May 1st and save 10% off course fees.

Joshua Tree Trad Courses 2015


Join On the Rocks in Joshua Tree, California this February! This is the perfect excuse to escape the Canadian cold, learn to climb granite cracks and gain knowledge about the world of trad climbing!
Daily private guiding rates of $300 apply or $160/person for 2 or more. Flights, rental car, accommodations and park entry fees are extra but we can help you make arrangements.

Inquire at: / 705 888 TRAD

Hope to see you there!!

Thanks for another great season!!!

Thanks to everyone for making 2014 our most successful year yet! On the Rocks is officially closed in Ontario for the season. Trips to Joshua Tree, California are running in February and can be booked at We will open up for the Ontario climbing season on May 1st, 2015. See ya then!

Beaver Valley Climbing Festival 2014

What a day!!! Big thanks to Dennis Barnes for this amazing video and to all those supported.

2014 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival from Dennis Barnes on Vimeo.