Climbing for Youth

Youth Hours (Ages 8 to 13)

Recreational climbing during Youth Hours at Climber's Rock is available to provide a friendly and inviting space for youth age 8 to 13 to exercise, meet new friends, learn about rock climbing, and have fun.

  • Weekdays (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri) 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

  • Sundays 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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

Rental gear available (NOT included).

During scheduled Youth Hours, parents are welcome to drop their kids off in our Youth Lab (for bouldering) or Alley (for route climbing). Climber's Rock staff, youth coaches and volunteers will supervise and climb with your kids. New, beginner and experienced climbers welcome.

Minimum Age Requirement: 8 years of age.

Activities are designed to build confidence and introduce participants to new friends in a safe and welcoming environment. Participation is subject to the observance of rules and procedures posted at the facility.

Code of Conduct

All behaviours outlined below are strictly prohibited. Any participant, volunteer or staff member who violates this Code is subject to discipline, up to and including removal and ban from the facility:

  1. Abusive language towards a staff member, volunteer or another participant.

  2. Discourtesy or rudeness to a fellow participant, staff member or volunteer.

  3. Verbal, physical or visual harassment of another participant, staff member or volunteer.

  4. Actual or threatened violence toward any individual or group.

  5. Conduct endangering the life, safety, health or well-being of others.

  6. Failure to follow any rule, policy or procedure.

  7. Bullying or taking unfair advantage of any participant.

  8. Failing to cooperate with an adult supervisor, staff member, coach, or volunteer.

Volunteer Hours

Please contact volunteer@climbersrock.com to apply.

academy Tykes (ages 4 to 7)

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.

  • Mondays 3:30 to 5:30 (Drop off window 3:30 - 4pm. Instruction 4pm - 5pm. Pick up window 5 - 5:30pm)

  • OR Sundays 9:30 to 11:30 (Drop off window 9:30 - 10am. Instruction 10am - 11am. Pick up window 11 - 11:30am)

Our most experienced youth coaches will supervise and instruct participants ages 4 - 7 in the Youth Lab (for bouldering) and Top Rope Alley (for route climbing). Both areas will be closed to the general public during Academy Tykes climbing sessions.

Weekly sessions are on-going and can be joined at any time based on availability. Registration includes one (1) session per week. Participation can be started or stopped any month. Includes membership for climbing outside scheduled class time (parent must provide supervision at all times when child is not participating in scheduled weekly class).

Cost: $105 + HST per month (by pre-authorized automatic payments).

Rental climbing harness included. Rental climbing shoes available (NOT included).

Minimum Age Requirement: 4 years of age

Spots are limited (based on availability of experienced coaches) in order to maintain a 4:1 ratio.

Contact academy@climbersrock.com for more information on registration or wait list options.


Climb Academy (AGes 10 to 13)

10 week programs featuring advanced instruction for youth interested in expanding their knowledge and ability in the sport of rock climbing will be available starting in January, 2023.

Cost: TBA

Lessons explore new skills, climbing terminology, movement, technique, gym etiquette, and more. Our youth coaches engage with participants and encourage teamwork and sportsmanship through exciting games and challenges.




VARSITY CLIMBING CLUB (Ages 14 to 17)

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.

  • Fridays 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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

Rental gear available (NOT included).

Prep (Ages 8 to 14)

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.



Camp Summer Climb

Summertime? Summer Climb!

Appropriate for kids with any level of experience, Camp Summer Climb is all about fun from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. Energetic staff, exciting activities and new friends come together to create a truly memorable week of summer.



Any other questions?

If our website hasn't answered all your youth climbing questions, get in touch with our living, breathing staff via our contact page.