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Ghosts & Grips

A Spooky Climbing Extravaganza at the Richmond Olympic Oval

Whether you’re an experienced climber or a beginner, Ghosts & Grips is for climbers of all levels. It’s not just about competition; it’s about coming together as a community and sharing the passion for climbing. This is your chance to meet fellow climbers, exchange tips, and create lasting memories. Get ready for a night of climbing, costumes, treats, prizes, and music! 

Mark your calendar for October 27 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Climb to New Heights: Dyno Competition 

For climbing enthusiasts and thrill-seekers, Ghosts & Grips is a night you won’t want to miss. The highlight of the evening is our dyno competition. Dyno, short for “dynamic move,” involves leaping from one climbing hold to another in a single, explosive motion. This competition will test your strength, agility, and coordination while adding a fun twist to your climbing routine. 

Don Your Most Ghoulish Costume 

Halloween is all about dressing up and transforming into someone—or something—mysterious and eerie. You are encouraged to channel your inner ghoul, ghost, or any other spooky character. We’ll be hosting a costume contest, so make sure you arrive dressed to impress! Show off your creativity and stand a chance to win fantastic prizes. 

Win Prizes  

The excitement doesn’t stop at climbing and costumes. Ghosts & Grips is also your chance to win prizes from renowned outdoor brands Arc’teryx and Tentree. 


Members can join the fun for free. For non-members, regular drop-in rates apply, ensuring that everyone can enjoy this exciting event. For those participating in the Dyno competition, sign up online through the Oval App or on Mind Body Online beginning October 19. Registration on-site is also available.

Ghosts & Grips promises a fun evening filled with climbing, community, and Halloween spirit. So, whether you’re scaling the walls like a fearless vampire or want to enjoy the atmosphere, be sure to join us on October 27 at the Richmond Olympic Oval for a night of festive fun.