FAQ

Where do most On the Rocks trips take place?

Most On the Rocks climbing trips and courses will take place at Metcalfe Rock, one of the many beautiful limestone cliffs in the Beaver Valley, Ontario. Custom trip destinations are available, just ask!

Metcalfe Rock
Metcalfe Rock is an outcrop of the Niagara Escarpment located just outside of Collingwood, Ontario. This limestone cliff reaches heights of over 100ft in sections and offers climbing routes of all grades and styles. A short approach, beautiful views, a variety of trails and caves, old growth cedars and a natural fed spring, make Metcalfe Rock a must-see spot for any lover of the outdoors. On the Rocks is proud to call Metcalfe their "office" from May through October.
Metcalfe Rock
 
How do I get there?
Directions From Toronto to Metcalfe Rock

Hwy 400 North to Hwy 26 (Bayfield St. In Barrie)
Hwy 26 West through Barrie into Stayner (Keep an eye for Hwy 26 signs through Barrie)
Go straight through the traffic lights in Stayner (Tim Horton’s on left), Hwy 26 becomes Simcoe Rd 91
Stay on 91 to it’s end and make a right
Left on Grey Rd 31
Right on Grey Rd 2
Left on County Rd 9 (This is Grey Rd 19 if you make a right hand turn)
Left on 10th Line (end of County Rd 9)
Left into the gravel parking lot for Kolapore Uplands/Metcalfe Rock.
If you come to the end of the road, you’ve gone too far.

Google Maps Directions:
https://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&q=metcalfe+rock+ontario+map&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x882a6d2444a8c869:0xe85c06b127ad91e3,Metcalfe+Rock&gl=ca&ei=MRxTUOXEN4OC8QSbm4HQBw&ved=0CB8Q8gEwAA

 
 
What do I need to bring for an On the Rocks climbing course or guided adventure?

-        Any personal climbing gear you already own (harness, helmets, shoes, etc..)
-        Comfortable clothing  (pants are nice as you may scrape your knees)
-        Sun protection (sunglasses, hat, sunscreen)
-        Comfortable and appropriate shoes (no flip flops or sandles)
-        Bug spray
-        Rain coat
-        Lunch
-        Water
-        Camera
-        Backpack
-        Any personal health items you may need (ie. Epi pen, asthma inhaler, IB profin, Benedryl)
-        Garbage bag (Leave No Trace)
-        Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizer
 
Do you run custom dates or is everything pre-scheduled?
We do both custom and pre-scheduled courses. No extra charges apply to custom dates. Do not hesitate to inquire about a date of your choice. Weekends book up quickly, and we reserve at a first come first serve basis, so earlier notice is highly recommended.
 
How do I reserve a date or register for a course?
Call: 705 888 TRAD
A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date and can be done via email money transfer of cheque.
 
What happens if the weather is bad?
If the weather is absolutely unclimbable, we will try to reschedule a date that works for everyone and if that is impossible then your deposit will be refunded. The Anchor Building Course usually runs rain or shine.
 
What if I am under 18?
You and your parent/gaurdian will need to sign a waiver in advance.
 
What is the youngest age you can take out on the rocks?
7years old is the age limit for all On the Rocks trips and courses