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People on climbing wall in Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

Go through the turnstiles of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC), take the stairs and you’ll be right next to people literally climbing the walls.

The 12.5 m rock climbing wall is one of the tallest in the area.

During consultations about what should go into TPASC, members of the UTSC community overwhelmingly identified a desire for a climbing wall.

Staff, faculty and students lobbied hard for it, and even contributed ideas for the design.

When the wall became a reality, so did Climb UTSC, a brand new club that quickly grew to more than 80 members. Climb UTSC holds climbing sessions and instruction not only at TPASC, but also at outdoor locations such as Rattlesnake Point.

Any TPASC member can learn to climb or just drop in.