Our outdoor programs are lead by Derek Wilding, our gym’s facility manager.

Derek, originally from Calgary, Alberta, is an Accredited Canadian Mountain Guide, certified as a Rock Guide and a Level 3 Climbing Gym Instructor. A post secondary professor and public safety specialist, Derek works as a course leader and examiner for the Canadian Mountain and Ski Guide Program. In addition to leading our outdoor programs, he instructs our sport climbing and traditional climbing courses.


He started climbing at an early age and to this day, is eager to share his passion for the sport with others.