PCGI Certification Courses 2018

Back by popular demand, we will be offering PCGI Single Pitch Guide and Top Rope Guide Certification Courses again this spring!




Both courses are taught by PCGI Lead Guide and approved PCGI Mentor, Leslie Timms.

Upcoming dates:
Top Rope Guide Course: May 18-20th 2018 @ Metcalfe Rock
(Optional SPG date May 18-21)

Single Pitch Guide Course: June 16-18th 2018 @ Metcalfe Rock

Exams booked separately.

Rates and more course information can be found here: 

Apply to: info@ontherocksclimbing.com 
Questions? 705 888 8723


Gift Certificates Available!

Win major brownie points and give the best gift EVER this Christmas... On the Rocks gift certificates!!

Contact: info@ontherocksclimbing.com


$25 clinics!! July 15-16

We are offering a variety of $25 clinics this weekend at Metcalfe Rock! 
Register at: info@ontherocksclimbing.com



With On the Rocks Guide: Mark Toma

Safe Rappelling- Learn how to rappel in a variety of ways, and the pros and cons of several different rappelling methods and back ups. Rappel or anchor building experience recommended. Open to 6 participants. Saturday 9-12

Ascend and Haul- An introduction to the basics of ascending a rope and a variety of haul systems. This course is a great intro to self-rescue techniques for climbers interested in expanding their current technical skills. Ascending and hauling are useful skills for those who enjoy multi-pitch climbing and/or traditional climbing. Open to 6 participants. Sunday 9-12


With On the Rocks Guide: Yonah Obadia 

Tri-Cam's and Hex's- Learn the art of placing tri-cams and hexes for traditional protection. This course will cover the basics of placing these types of trad gear so you can build and improve upon your current gear placements and be more confident climbing traditional routes. Open to 6 participants. Saturday 12-2 pm

Fall Safe- Improve your lead belay skills and face the fear of taking lead falls outside. Learn how to fall properly outdoors and how to catch lead falls in a variety of settings. Must have outdoor lead climbing experience and ability to climb 5.7 outdoors. 1 spot left!

Sunday 10-1


With On the Rocks Guide: Steve Andrew

Fall Safe- Improve your lead belay skills and face the fear of taking lead falls outside. Learn how to fall properly outdoors and how to catch lead falls in a variety of settings. Must have outdoor lead climbing experience and ability to climb 5.7 outdoors. Open to 4 participants. 9-12 Saturday FULL


The Self-Reliant Sport Climber- This course will teach you a variety of techniques to get yourself out of a jam while sport climbing. Learn the safest methods on how to bail off a route, how to get past that crux you just can't do, how to deal with ropes getting stuck and more. Must have sport climbing experience. Open to 6 participants. 1-4 Saturday 1 spot left!


All courses are $25 No tax

Certification Course July 7-10, 2017


More information about the PCGI Certification Courses we offer here: http://www.ontherocksclimbing.com/p/pcgi-courses.html

Intro to Outdoor Climbing

We have partnered up with The Cave Climbing Gym in Mississauga and will be offering an "Intro to Outdoor Climbing" Course at Rattlesnake Point once a month.

Schedule is posted here: http://www.climbingthecave.ca/OTR.pdf .

Enjoy a full day of outdoor rock climbing with PCGI certified climbing guide extraordinaire, Steve Andrew. He will also be offering an optional lesson on transitioning from 'Gym to Rock' at The Cave a few days prior to the outdoor lesson, also included in the cost. Book this course directly through The Cave by either visiting the gym or calling 647 794 8520 or info@climbingthecave.com

Open to all ages and skill levels! We also offer custom dates for this course at any time, just inquire at  info@ontherocksclimbing.com or 705 888 8723 for custom dates.


New for 2017, we are also offering a monthly "Intro to Outdoor Climbing Course" at Metcalfe Rock, just outside of Collingwood. Check out the sign below for dates this is offered. Don't hesitate to inquire about custom dates also!



Inquire about custom dates or climbing at Metcalfe Rock & Rattlesnake at: info@ontherocksclimbing.com 
705 888 8723


Intro to Climb May 28

Come try rock climbing on the Niagara Escarpment with On the Rocks! Enjoy a full day of rock climbing and rappelling at beautiful Metcalfe Rock. This course is open to all ages and abilities, and is ideal for those interested in trying climbing for the first time, first time in a long time or making the transition to real rock from the climbing gym. Our highly knowledgeable, entertaining and full certified climbing guide with lead you on a climbing adventure you will remember for the rest of your life. The setting is beautiful and the pace is relaxed and encouraging. 



What? Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing and Rappelling
Where? Metcalfe Rock (inquire about Milton courses if interested)
When? May 28th, 2017 - 10am-5pm
Who? Open to all ages and abilities. 6:1 client/guide ratio
How? Register at: info@ontherocksclimbing.com 705 888 8723
How much? $130/person no tax

All climbing gear is included. 
Lunch is optional and $10 extra

Don't hesitate to email or call with any questions or concerns.
Hope to see you on the rocks!

Now offering courses in Milton Region!


We are very excited to announce that we will now offer the following courses at Rattlesnake Point  2017:

Intro to Rock Climbing and Rappelling
Gym to Rock Transition Course
Sport Climbing 
Anchor Building and Rappelling
Traditional Climbing
Technique Course

Stay tuned for more information about this expansion of On the Rocks!
Questions? info@ontherocksclimbing.com 705 888 8723