Northern Carleton Civic Centre closes rock-climbing wall indefinitely

by | May 13, 2024

District of Carleton North said action related to safety recall from supplier

Only months after opening, the rock-climbing wall at the Northern Carleton Civic Centre has been closed indefinitely due to a safety recall. 

A post shared on the District of Carleton North Recreation Facebook page on Thursday, May 9, informed residents that “effective immediately, all rock-climbing wall activities at the NCRC are canceled indefinitely” due to an equipment safety recall. 

The post noted that the bouldering wall remains unaffected by the recall and that operations will continue as normal. 

Responding to questions about the recall, Recreation Manager Jill Whitehouse assured residents that the District of Carleton North had no injuries at its rock-climbing wall. 

She explained that the district is complying with a safety recall notice it received from the company that sold the Onits auto belay devices. 

Whitehouse explained the devices are “being removed and shipped back to the manufacturer for repairs.”

The District of Carleton North Recreation said it will provide further updates on its Facebook page over the coming days. 

The River Valley Sun has contacted the department for comment and is awaiting a reply.  

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