Have you always wanted to try rock climbing? Our Intro Plus lesson offers professional instruction and covers everything a first time climber needs to know!

We will go over how to use our belaying system and how to tie into a climbing harness. Our instructors will take you through some basic climbing techniques, explain climbing terminology, hold types, and help you with route selection.  Bouldering (climbing without ropes) will also be explored in more detail and your instructor will be on hand to answer questions and give advice throughout  the duration of the lesson. There is also time set aside at the end of the lesson to help focus on any specific skills or questions you might have. We look forward to getting you started on your climbing journey!

*Intro Plus lessons must be booked 1 week in advance*

Included in the lesson:

Rental shoes, harness, chalk

Day pass (you have the option to continue climbing after the lesson)

1 month membership at a reduced rate (optional addition)


2 Hour Lesson – 55$ per person (HST included)

Intro Plus 1 Month Membership (gear included) – 66$ per person (HST included)


Keisha – Sunday intro Plus Instructor

Keisha started climbing as a member of the gyms youth program in 2009, later becoming one of the staff in 2016 when she started coaching the very program she participated in. Her favourite part is being able to share the experience, watch their progression and give back to the climbing community. Her passion for helping new climbers achieve their goals is reflected within her work as an Instructor of the Intro Plus Course. Booking this course does not guarantee you will get to meet our favourite coworker and Keisha’s best friend, her dog Beau. It does however provide you with a positive and engaging way to get into climbing. Sign up with Keisha today!

James – Monday Intro Plus Instructor

James began rock climbing in 2017. He quickly progressed as he has been alpine climbing since childhood. James enjoys outdoor climbing, he spends his free time sending hard at local crags in Ottawa such as Calabogie and Luskville.  James has accomplished many ascents of  peaks in Asia and South America with high altitude experience up to 8,000 m. James is now working towards certifications with the American Mountain Guides Association and Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. He has already completed his Single Pitch Instructor and Climbing Wall Instructor with more in the works. In the winters, James focuses his energy on ice climbing, sending climbs such as Hydrophobia WI5+ and Caveman M10. He also enjoys helping his fellow staff members attempt ice climbing for the first time. With cool stories and funny jokes to tell, James is sure to make your first climbing experience memorable! Sign up with James today!

DAnte – Saturday Intro Plus Instructor

Dante started climbing in 2019 and quickly became hooked, turning into a Coyote regular. After spending a few months developing all the key climbing skills at Coyote, he made the transition outdoors where Dante now spends most of his free time. With a passion for both climbing as well as teaching, Dante joined Coyote as a Youth Program and Intro Plus coach. Dante is currently pursuing a career in outdoor education and has formal training from both the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides as well as the American Mountain Guides Association. Sign up with Dante today!

Regan – Thursday and Sunday Intro Plus Instructor

Regan (aka Reggie!) began rock climbing in 2021 at Coyote with friends and quickly became a consistent regular! Regan mainly enjoys climbing outside travelling all over Ottawa/Gatineau and out to the Rockies, Red Rocks, The Adirondacks and Red River Gorge to rock, mixed and ice climb. She is both an intro plus coach and a Youth Program coach as she loves to teach and provide a positive atmosphere for everyone around. While in the warmer months she spends as much time outside climbing, biking and swimming, in the winter she spends her free time getting outside ice climbing, skiing, and camping! Always laughing and keen to help out, Regan will make your first climbing experience a great one! Sign up with Regan today!