Indoor climbing, Joe Rockheads

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29 Fraser Ave, Toronto, M6K 1Y7


Not only was Rockhead's Canada's first indoor climbing gym, it remains the best, largest and most evolved in the country. As leading-edge innovators, out pioneering facility has directly influenced hundreds of climbing gyms who have followed our footsteps. Our route setting and safety standards are unparalleled

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  1. Devin Wilson
    Devin Wilson
    Joe Rockheads

    Up for climbing any time today. Intermediate 5.8/ 5.9 normally... but up for anything. Cheers

  2. Caroline
    Joe Rockheads

    Hi! I'm looking for someone to climb TR with me tomorrow morning/early afternoon (Saturday Feb 6th) and in the future as well at Joe Rockhead's. I would like to climb regularly again since I've fallen off track. I climb 5.10's although I'm just gettin … ...

    • Mylissa Prisner
      Mylissa Prisner 3 days ago

      Hi Caroline, I run the Ontario Rock Climbers meetup group. We have a very successful meetup that runs at Joe Rockheads 3 times weekly. Tuesday and Thursday evenings are 6:30pm starts, Saturdays everyone gets together for 2pm. You can meet the group near the couch in the lobby or ask the desk staff to point you in our direction. You will need to sign up as a member of to see this event posting (it's free) but here's the one for this Satruday, should you be interested. Happy Climbing! Mylissa

  3. Tay Roth
    Tay Roth
    Joe Rockheads

    Looking for an intermediate climber to go with me 1-2 times during the week and 1-2 times on weekends. Used to be alright but have gone on a long hiatus and am really eager to get back into.

    • morgan
      morgan 4 days ago

      Hi, I climb at rockheads and am looking to get out more frequently. I can almost always get out a couple times a week, either mid day or after 830 at night. If you'd like to go one day let me know. Thanks Morgan 647-471-2141

    • Tay Roth
      Tay Roth 4 days ago

      sounds good! im gonna try and climb a bit closer to 6 during the weekdays but i will let you know, even this weekend to get out would be nice. How is Rockheads, i visited it briefly but haven;t climbed there

  4. Yueyue
    Joe Rockheads

    Hi, Looking for someone to climb with tomorrow (Sunday 4pm) 5.9-5.11- top rope. Can lead too and have rope. Yueyue 416-553-3538

  5. Rebecca Alam
    Rebecca Alam
    Joe Rockheads

    I'm at Joe Rockheads

  6. Olga Sorokina
    Olga Sorokina
    Joe Rockheads

    Hi! I'm looking for a top-rope partner. I am a beginner. Weekdays: after 6:30pm Weekends: Anytime text me if you're interested 416-276-7109

    • David Naylor
      David Naylor 8 weeks ago

      Olga: Check out The groups is Ontario Rock Climbers. We meet at Joe Rockheads on Tuesday evening, Thursday evening and Saturday afternoons. (Other Gyms too.) All levels. So you will always find a belay partner. A great group too, I must say!

    • Olga Sorokina
      Olga Sorokina 8 weeks ago

      Thank you!

    • Lorraine Mata
      Lorraine Mata 8 weeks ago

      Hey do you climb at PGSF? I would be able to climb with you there raine2580@yahoo

    • Lorraine Mata
      Lorraine Mata 8 weeks ago

      Hey do you climb at PGSF? I would be able to climb with you there raine2580@yahoo

  7. Jonathan Nunes
    Jonathan Nunes
    Joe Rockheads

    Anyone free to TR at Joe Rock this evening? Timing and skill level are flexible. Thanks!

  8. Mallika Viegas
    Mallika Viegas
    Joe Rockheads

    Hi I'm looking for a TR partner on weekdays at Joe Rockheads - I just started on 5.7, 5.8. If you're free in the morning/afternoons let me know! 519-731-2208

    • Edward
      Edward 11 weeks ago

      Hey, I could climb with you on weekdays. I usually do 5.9-5.10s. I'm out of town now but will be back early December if you still need someone then.

    • Mallika Viegas
      Mallika Viegas 11 weeks ago

      That'd be great - let me know then!

  9. Edward
    Joe Rockheads

    Going for a climbing session in the afternoon or early evening to try out some new routes. Usually climb 5.9s, 5.10s, but will belay any climbing level.

  10. Kate.Z
    Joe Rockheads

    Hey, wanna meet there at 6pm? I am at 5.8 and working on 5.9. Also anyone want my 7/10 visit pass? Txt at 647-505-4125

  11. Peter
    Joe Rockheads

    Hi, I wanna get back in to climbing, I'm looking for somebody to climb with twice a week. Thanks

    • David Naylor
      David Naylor 21 weeks ago

      Peter There is a regular meetup of climbers 3 times a week at JRs: Tues eveining, Thurs evening and Sat. afternoon. Check out the Ontario Rock Climbers group on They are a great group, of all skill levels. I used to use Climbfind a lot. But I find that I don't need it anymore. David

  12. Rob
    Joe Rockheads

    Anyone available for top rope or lead climbing at Joe's this weekend? Text me 416-857-2145. Thanks!

  13. Jonathan Nunes
    Jonathan Nunes
    Joe Rockheads

    Looking for a TR partner to climb with at Joe Rock. Late evening works for me: 9 pm or 9:30 until closing (11 pm). Any day this week. Today? My number is 416-618-1070. Let's go!

  14. Krista Scott
    Krista Scott
    Joe Rockheads

    Hey - anyone interested in climbing at Rockhead's tomorrow at around 3:00. I'm intermediate, top rope, thanks! Krista

  15. Sarah Weinberger
    Sarah Weinberger
    Joe Rockheads

    Hey! I'm looking for a reliable partner to lead climb and top rope with once or twice a week during the afternoons/early evenings at Rockheads from now until the end of the summer. I'm also looking to gain more experience climbing outdoors, top rope and … ...

  16. Rob
    Joe Rockheads

    Anyone available for lead climbing at Joe's this weekend? Text me 416-857-2145. Thanks!

  17. Ivo Jirgala
    Ivo Jirgala
    Joe Rockheads

    Hey, looking for a lead partner for a couple of hours early saturday afternoon at Joe's! Let me know. cheers 416-302-4570

  18. Mylissa Prisner
    Mylissa Prisner
    Joe Rockheads

    A quick shout-out to remind people that we have a meet-up group for climbing at Joe Rockheads that climbs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm. All skill levels welcome. You can see further details for this and other climbing meetup groups … ...

  19. Adam O'Brien
    Adam O'Brien
    Joe Rockheads

    Beginner-intermediate climber looking to climb either at Rock Oasis or Joe Rockhead's. Also available on the weekend.

  20. Shaun Montano
    Shaun Montano
    Joe Rockheads

    Anyone want to climb this sat? My regular partner is injured I am climbing 10s. 4164190304


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  • Bree L. Rody-Mantha
    Bree L. Rody-Mantha

    Overrated. Overpriced. Overcrowded. Seems like you'd only get the most out of this gym if you do lead. Doesn't seem beginner-friendly either. No water fountain. Staff can be a tad stuck up and not the most helpful at times — quite set back from the main climbing area. Seems to get by on historic reputation but offers very little in terms of club quality.

  • Dan Desroches
    Dan Desroches

    Overpriced compared to other venues, no water fountain, lackluster routes, over crowded with meat market youngsters, more of a vanity parade than anything.. Bouldering section was decent enough, TR locations felt as though they were oddly placed on some routes. Especially the one hovering over the entrance... enjoy a boot to the face if the belayer isn't watching their surroundings. lol.. All in all a my first and last visit to this gym.

  • Giulia Ciampini
    Giulia Ciampini

    Fantastic! I organized a meet-up group today and we had about 30 climbers come out to climb. Joe Rockheads was great - they helped us run through the belay tests efficiently so we could start climbing. Awesome experience. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Raymond Kam
    Raymond Kam

    Ok gym. Route setting is nice and technical. They have a fantastic roof for leading. However, they really need to get with the times and start taping routes. Why only 1 route per wall????? Very severe limitation. I would only come back here for the roof.

  • Bebe Booth
    Bebe Booth

    My friend and I took a beginner rock climing lesson with Omar. He explained everything in detail and left nothing out. He showed us how to gear up and with each topic covered he allowed us to try for ourselves. Once we mastered the basics, he supervised out climbs pointing out and correcting any errors. He was patient and very amicable with hint of humour. As for the walls, there are various levels. I was there from 7:30pm to 11pm (close) on a Wednesday night and found that at my arrival the 'afterwork crowd' was just easing out. So it wasn't so busy that anyone was in each other's way or had to wait for a wall to become available. Equipment/gear was included in our package (shoes, harness) There is no water fountain so bring your own water or you can purchase from their vending machine. Also if you're prone to hunger (like me) bring your own snakcs (banana, almonds, protein bars etc). They are equiped with lockers in the change rooms so bring a lock if you need to store your things. I defintely would recommend this establishment to my friends!! I REALLY enjoyed it! I just wish they had a location in Mississauga! Downtown is soo far!!!

  • Clémens Phil L.
    Clémens Phil L.

    Expensive, but a fairly nice gym. Bouldering is fairly good with a variety of problems, albeit I wouldn't say their problems are all that original in comparison to other gyms I've visited. You don't walk up to many problems an scratch your head, for instance. Their change rooms are quite nice aside from a rather clear lack of lockers. On a very busy night -- nearly every night after 8:30pm or so -- all the lockers are full despite half of them not actually being locked. In this case I would advise the gym owner to install a shelf of cubby holes. Many gyms do this to accommodate both climbers whom bring a lock, and those who do not. It is a pet-peeve of mine to go through two dozen lockers -- all of which have very little in them and are unlocked to boot. For lack of a better term.. Cubby holes! Their climbing is quite good. Their grading system seems rather easy compared to most gyms, but that's just me. Their TR routes, despite only have a dozen or so, are quite different and present a variety of climbing styles in a range of difficulties. The staff are very friendly but chat at the front desk amongst themselves most of the time. Personally, I think it's pretty ridiculous seeing as there are a bunch of new climbers at this gym, but hey, as far as I know nothing has gone wrong since I've started climbing here. Rope and GriGri 1 included on every TR route. Nothing other than draws included for leading, so bring your gear.