I would call myself a hard-core recreational climber – hard-core because of how much I love it, not because I’m very good at it. I started climbing when I was 45, not in the best of shape, but I kept climbing because it made me feel tremendous joy. I want to share that same joy and love that I have for climbing with as many people as I can.

John Gross - Owner

After 25 years in the computer animation software business, and six years of recreational indoor climbing, John took the leap into the climbing gym business. He spent months researching and networking with people in the climbing community and attended the Climbing Wall Association Summit conference in Boulder Colorado in April 2009 before committing to creating True North Climbing. 

Since then, True North has become an integral member of the Toronto climbing community. From hosting local youth competitions to supporting international climbing events, we are excited to continue this journey of sharing climbing with everyone.

Facility Features

  • 15,000 sq ft of climbing terrain
  • About 80 top-rope routes, on walls up to 36 feet in height
  • About 15 lead-only routes, as well as lead routes on almost every top-rope route
  • 12 Perfect Descent Auto Belay stations, with 2 routes per station
  • Over 100 boulder problems up to 14 feet high
  • World’s largest indoor stalactite
  • Training Areas (includes campus boards, stationary bike, rowing machine, free weights and two squat racks)
  • Moon Board with LEDs, supporting the MoonBoard app
  • Large change rooms, with lockers and showers
  • Accessible washroom
  • Lounge area
  • Free Wifi
  • A/C
  • Gear shop
  • Snacks/Drinks for sale

Proudly sponsored by The North Face.

True North Climbing is a founding member and proud supporter of TransFriendly.

We support and accommodate people of all gender identities.