OPEN CLIMB HOURS
Mon-Fri:  11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Please note that bookings are available outside of Open Climb hours.
ADDRESS
Fredericton Bouldering Co-op
3-528 Smythe St
Fredericton, NB
E3B 3E6
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General

Q1. What is a cooperative (co-op)?

  • A cooperative is a private business formed to meet the specific needs of its community.  This business is fully owned and controlled by its members.

 

  Q2. What is bouldering?

  • Bouldering is a form of rock climbing done on small rock formations - boulders - without the use of ropes. Instead, crash pads are used to ensure the climbers safety during a fall.  Bouldering routes, also known as 'problems', tend not to be higher than 18 feet therefore they frequently focus on sustained difficulty in strength and movement rather than endurance.

 

Membership

Q1. What does becoming Co-op member get me?

  • A 100$ Co-op Membership will get you a vote and a share in the co-op for life!  By supporting the co-op, you are helping to ensure Fredericton will not be without a climbing facility.  This membership will also give you a vote in the Co-op as well as the opportunity to volunteer and take advantage of further privileges such as members only activities and events.

  • The co-op membership also comes with benefits that relate to the facility. Co-op memberships grants you access to a discounted monthly pass as well as granting access to a full year pass allowing you to save even more on your membership!

  Q1.1 Do I need to be a co-op member to climb in the facility?

  • Simply put, no.  Everyone will be able to access and use the facility. 

 

Shares

Q1. What are my shares worth?
 

  • Dollar-wise, your shares are worth the amount you pay for them.  However, their worth to FBC is even greater, by building a foundation and raising startup capital.  Your shares can also be bought back by the FBC if the member wishes to withdraw from the organization, given that the co-op is sufficiently solvent.

Q2. Can I buy more than one share? Can more shares be purchased later on?
 

  • Yes, you may choose to commit to one or more shares for the moment.  Additional shares can be purchased at any time and will help to further fund the project.

  Q2.1. Does buying more shares give me more votes?
 

  • No.  Members get one vote each regardless of the number of shares they own.  This ensures every member of the community gets equal say.
     

  Q2.2. What are the benefits of buying more shares?
 

  • The benefits of owning more than one share are not only supporting the FBC, but an increase in cash returns assuming the co-op is in good financial standing.  The more shares. the greater the return at the end of the year.

 

Pricing

Q1. What are your pricing options?
 

  • For a full list of our options including programs and bookings click HERE.

  Q1.1 Will you consider other member pricing options?
 

  • Yes. We will certainly do our best to ensure that all members of the community are accommodated with our payment options. The pricing scheme published is meant to give a general idea of what is to be expected.

Q2. Am I able to share my punch-pass?
 

  • Absolutely. A punch-pass is not tied to a specific individual and can be shared as long as uses remain on the card.
     

  Q2.2. What are the benefits of buying more shares?
 

  • The benefits of owning more than one share are not only supporting the FBC, but an increase in cash returns assuming the co-op is in good financial standing.  The more shares. the greater the return at the end of the year.