For Youth (4-17)

Climbing for


Ages 4 to 17


Academy Tykes is designed to focus primarily on the ABC’s (Agility, Balance and Control) of gross motor development. Participants will learn about physical coordination and body awareness through age and height appropriate climbing games and activities.

Weekly activities explore new movements and skills through organized play and help build physical confidence and social skills in a safe environment. 

Tykes Intro has a very low participant to coach ratio and is designed for youth who are new to the sport of climbing. 

Tykes Rock has a low participant to coach ratio and is designed for youth with previous climbing experience.

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Academy Start is all about getting new climbers on the wall as much as possible. 

Our coaches introduce students to different types of holds and explore movement techniques through fun games and activities. By engaging and supporting students in exciting challenges, we encourage teamwork and sportsmanship for new climbers of all ages.

Participant to coach ratio is low to ensure new climbers get the most out of each lesson.

Academy Plus focuses on learning new climbing techniques and gaining more physical control on the wall. Students will also learn to belay and demonstrate high levels of safety and etiquette when climbing. 

New challenges will be explored and confidence gained through supportive teamwork and a variety of games and exercises. 

Participants are supported by coaches in a more self-directed curriculum, building skills of initiative and taking ownership for their learning.

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Varsity Climbing Club is a weekly group of teenage climbers looking to engage with new friends through an exciting sport. Our coaches will climb with participants and help ensure a positive atmosphere. A little bit of training, expanding skills, pushing themselves, and sometimes goofing off and good laughs come together to create a strong community bond.

Cost: Free with membership, day pass or punch card. 

Rental gear available (NOT included).



Prep Team (Youth D to B) is a climbing program designed for youth who are interested in exploring what competition climbing is about. 

TEAM (AGES 10 TO 18)

Team CR (Youth C to Jr) is a climbing program for youth dedicated to training for competition. 

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Since 2008, Climber’s Rock has introduced the sport of indoor rock climbing to thousands of youngsters. Our developmental climbing programs for youth are built around two fundamental benefits of sport:

Fun & Fitness

Whether participants continue on as recreational climbers or go on to become world-class competitive athletes, we believe that climbing in any form contributes to happier, healthy living.



Day camps and summer camps

Appropriate for kids with any level of experience, camps at Climber’s Rock are all about fun. Energetic staff, exciting activities, and new friends come together to create a truly memorable experience.

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Climbing for Youth


Frequently Asked Questions

There are risks involved with climbing and participants are required to abide by strict rules when visiting any indoor rock climbing gym.

An indoor climbing gym is not the same as an indoor playground. Due to the nature of the sport, the risk of falling and getting injured must be taken seriously by everyone inside a climbing facility.

Indoor rock climbing is safe when all participants are knowledgeable and remain alert. Youth programs at Climber’s Rock are designed to introduce the sport of rock climbing to new participants and teach them how to enjoy the sport safely.

Climb Academy lessons at Climber’s Rock are taught in a separate youth climbing space. Before youth climbers have access to the main climbing gym, they will learn and practice safe climbing techniques and must demonstrate their understanding of gym rules and etiquette.

Absolutely! We offer programs for all skill levels.

Indoor rock climbing is about much more than just learning how to climb on rocks. Participants quickly discover rock climbing is a fun, healthy exercise and a great way to meet new friends.

The youth programs at Climber’s Rock have been introducing the sport to youth climbers since 2010. Many participants have grown up in the gym and become coaches, camp counselors, route setters, desk staff, and some have travelled the world to represent Canada at international climbing competitions.

We recommend wearing light layers – the gym is kept cool, but climbing warms you up quickly. Bare feet are NOT allowed so don’t forget socks!

We strongly recommend participants use their own climbing gear (shoes, harness, chalk bag). Climbing gear can be rented at the gym for participants who don’t have their own.

During instruction time, we ask that parents do NOT remain in the lesson area to watch. Our Academy coaches are well-trained and adept at working with kids of all ages. Over many years of operation, we have found children focus best on learning when it’s just them and the coaches. Our coaches receive better responses from the kids and build trust faster when parents are not hovering nearby. Kids pay attention, develop independence and confidence, and get more accomplished during lesson time – all great benefits attributed to the sport of climbing.

Parents are welcome to relax in our Hang Out lounge with free Wifi and Coming Soon Café.

All parents are strongly encouraged to sign up for our Top Rope Belay lesson (no climbing required). The lesson focuses on safe practices used in rock climbing and will teach you how to work the ropes for your child (or children) and enjoy the sport together.

Important: To help avoid climbing accidents, collisions, and injuries, climbers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times when visiting Climber’s Rock and NOT participating in Climb Academy.

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