OTR Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? Drop us a line, we might just write a blog post about it. In the meantime, we thought we would share some of our most frequently asked questions.
Question: 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!
Metcalf Rock, Fall
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.
Question: 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)
Any personal health items you may need (ie. Epi pen, asthma inhaler, IB profin, Benedryl)
Garbage bag (Leave No Trace)
Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizer Question: 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. Question: How do I reserve a date or register for a course? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 705 888 TRAD A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date and can be done via email money transfer of cheque. Question: 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. Question: What if I am under 18? You and your parent/gaurdian will need to sign a waiver in advance. Question: What is the youngest age you can take out on the rocks? 7 years old is the age limit for all On the Rocks trips and courses