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The Hive Heights

We acknowledge that The Hive, were we work and climb, operates on the traditional and ancestral unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We recognize and respect them as nations in this territory, as well as their historic connection to the lands and waters around us. 
Climbers and Indigenous peoples share a sacred connection to the land. The Hive is committed to engaging in meaningful partnership with indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and the creation of an inclusive climbing community.

Vancouver –
the hive heights
(604) 874 2400 | opening sept 8, 2021

The Hive Heights | Roped Climbing Gym
670 Industrial Ave.
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6A 2P3
Members Only
Public

Monday

9 am – 11 pm

Booking Required

Tuesday

12 pm – 11 pm

Booking Required

Wednesday

12 pm – 11 pm

Booking Required

Thursday

12 pm – 11 pm

Booking Required

Friday

9 am – 11 pm

Booking Required

Saturday

11 am – 11 pm

Booking Required

Sunday

10 pm – 11 pm

Booking Required

Stat Holidays

TBC

*Seasonal Holiday Hours*

Dec 24
Dec 25
Dec 26
Dec 31
Jan 1
Jan 2

12 – 6pm
CLOSED
12 – 9pm
12 – 6pm
CLOSED
Resume Normal Hours

important notice: auto-belay closure

Dear Hive Climbers,

We have decided to put an immediate, temporary pause on the use of all Auto-Belay devices and related routes at both Hive Heights and Hive Port Coquitlam.

We are doing this out of an abundance of caution, primarily in response to multiple close calls in one of our facilities, where climbers failed to connect to the auto-belay device correctly. This decision is further influenced by a number of recent incidents around the world, several of which sadly lead to tragic outcomes. Over the past few years, the climbing industry has experienced an increase in the number of incidents involving auto-belays, thus we have made the tough but necessary decision to discontinue their use for the time being while we determine the best approach to ensure the risks of their use are managed and mitigated effectively. Climbers’ safety is our first priority.

We recognize the impact this may have on your experience, and we are sorry for the inconvenience. We also recognize the value that auto-belay devices can add to a facility when used correctly, and we will be exploring all possible solutions and strategies in the hopes that they will once again return to service. We ask for your patience and understanding as we look at our options and determine the best course of action.

Thank you for your understanding, and we will keep you informed of any developments.

Sincerely,

Andrew Coffey

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climbing COURSES

Whether you’re brand new or just looking for a bit of a boost, courses are the best spot to start! See what’s on offer and sign up for the next session by clicking the button below.

know before you go

Climbing involves inherent risks. Read our rules and know the main hazards of the gym before you decide to climb with us. See the waiver for a more detailed list of the risks, and view rules and hazards posters using the buttons below.

TOP ROPE BELAY TESTS

Want to climb and belay on Top Rope? Check out more info using the button below.

Lead Test

In order to Lead or Lead Belay in the gym, you must pass a Lead Test. Follow the buttons below for more important information prior to testing.

The Hive Heights FAQ

The Hive Heights will honour all pre-paid Cliffhanger memberships. These will not function as “ultimate” Hive memberships, however, unless the climber chooses to upgrade. More details on membership options will be made available by September 8th, 2021.

Punch passes purchased before September 1, 2021 will be honoured following the transition.

Cliffhanger Gift Cards will be honoured until closing time on Dec 31, 2022.

We plan to retain a ‘Ropes Only’ membership option for some time, aiming to provide comparable pricing for those who do not intend to boulder or use the other amenities at other Hive facilities. During the same time, Ultimate Memberships at existing Hive facilities will not automatically include The Heights.  This is a tough decision, but we are making it to avoid an immediate influx of climbers to an already busy facility.  Eventually we will have an option that includes all Hive facilities, but we are still working out the exact details on how best to provide this option.

We will keep prices as they are until January 1st of 2022 when The Hive does its annual price adjustment.  We do these adjustments to keep up with inflation and the rising costs of doing business (eg: rent, property tax, minimum wage, etc.)

These offerings will continue this Fall as usual.  As before, Anne-Marie will be in charge of reaching out to returning participants first, and then the waitlist, to complete registrations.  The term is set to begin on September 14th and end December 3rd. Future rounds of these programs may see some minor changes, but for now, since they are so well received, we’re going to keep things consistent.

We are thrilled to have a roped gym in the family, and a roped gym it will remain! We do plan on gradually infusing it with some new holds, a few fresh staff faces, Hive-style events and other goodies.

We are grandfathering lead and belay test statuses; your Cliffhanger lead tag will be sufficient proof until further notice.

Grading (indoors or outdoors) is subjective. Routes are graded based on one or a few peoples (experienced) opinions, but can even vary depending their preferred style and strength at the time of rating the climb. We broadened the parameters of the grades (e.g. 5.10+ or 5.10-) because it can feel quite different for each climber! If you feel a route is graded *way* off from it’s actual difficulty as it relates to various other climbs of a similar grade in the gym, we welcome your constructive feedback at the front desk, as our team are always learning and growing, and excited to improve your experience.

The Heights 
Booking
Calendar

Due to COVID-19, the gym has a restricted capacity. Please see availability and book your time slot below.

You can also save time by purchasing punch passes below;  membership options available in-gym only at this time.

Questions? Drop us a line or call 604 874 2400 to speak to someone at the front desk.