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Educate YourselfLearn more about the OAC and our mission so you can climb outside with access in mind.

The OAC needs your help to keep climbing areas open. You can do this by practicing good outdoor etiquette, demonstrating an awareness of access issues, and showing kindness towards all user groups. Being respectful of the land and others not only makes you a better climber, it also helps establish good relations between land managers, local communities and our climbing community.

What does the OAC do?

Understanding access issues

Get outside

Learning to climb outdoors

The OAC is a multi-faceted organization that works to gain access for all to outdoor climbing.

We achieve this by:

  • Building formal relationships with landowners and land managers to initiate land use negotiations
  • Representing the Ontario climbing community in negotiations with landowners and land managers
  • Providing expertise and guidance in land management planning
  • Educating climbers on the importance of responsible outdoor recreation practices and their role in preserving outdoor climbing access
  • Creating and delivering accessible information to climbers about environmental and liability concerns, and rules and regulations of landowners