Winter climbing programs at North Vancouver

Now that the holiday food coma is over, it’s time to get climbing. Whether it’s a new year’s resolution or you just want to step out of your comfort zone, our North Vancouver team has been coming up with new climbing programs that will suit any beginner climber’s needs.

The following programs start soon in North Vancouver and there are still spots available!

Beyond The Basics (Starts Jan 23) – This complete climbing course for beginners has been designed to introduce all aspects of Indoor Climbing including: Top-Rope Belay System, bouldering, basic movement skills, climbology (climbing terminology), grading systems and much more. Once you’ve finished this course, you’ll have all the tools you need to successfully continue indoor climbing and participate in the community.

  • From 7-9pm and runs for 5 weeks (once per week on Wednesdays)
  • Ages 14+
  • $200 + gst
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GECKOS (Starts Feb 1) – For kids ages 6-8, this new beginner climbing program is the perfect introductory course for young climbers. Combining climbing with games and activities, this course can be taken more than once without being too repetitive.

  • From 3:45-5:15pm and runs for 4 weeks (once per week on Fridays)
  • Ages 6-8
  • $150 + gst
  • Identify types of holds
  • Learn basic footwork
  • Identify climbing routes and problems
  • Participants do not learn to belay
  • Prerequisites – None
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Parent’s Club (Starts Feb 1) – Finding the time to climb with the little one can be tricky sometimes, and we’re here to help with that. Join us once a week and get the climbing instruction and workout that you need, in a relaxed, quiet and supportive environment that your little one is welcome in!

  • From 9:00-11:00am and runs for 8 weeks (once per week on Fridays)
  • For parents with children aged 0-36 months (The class will provide equipment (eg. a playpen) so that parents can easily take turns watching the babies while other parents climb)
  • No more than 2 children per adult. Only adults will be climbing
  • $150 + gst (members) / $275 + gst (non-members)
  • All skill levels welcome
  • New climbers are welcome, and belay instruction will be given as needed
  • Course fee covers attendance at 6 out of 8 available classes, since we know that with little ones you may have to miss a class here and there. Additional classes can be purchased if you wish to attend all 8 sessions.
  • The instructor, Anna Lee, is a retired Community Health Nurse and an experienced climber
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MOVEment (Starts Feb 2) – For kids ages 6-12, this climbing program is for children with physical and cognitive delays. This includes climbing games and basic climbing instruction tailored to the needs of each participant. We will provide the climbing expertise, and all you have to provide is your desire to learn, explore and have fun.

  • From 9:00-10:15am and runs for 4 weeks (once per week on Saturdays)
  • Ages 6-12
  • $150 + gst
  • Prerequisites – None
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Adults Only with Anna Lee (Starts Feb 3) – Improve as a climber and make new friends with our adults only course aimed at men and women ages 40+. This a unique course for beginner and intermediate climbers who want to develop their skills and strength, conquer their fears, and have fun climbing in a group. The course will be run by Anna Lee who is a climber, instructor, baker and mother of 4-time Overall World Climbing Champion Sean McColl!

  • From 10:30am-12:30pm and runs for 6 weeks (once per week on Sundays)
  • Ages 6-12
  • $150 + gst
  • For beginner or intermediate climbers (5.9-5.11)
  • Improve your endurance, route reading, core and physical strength.
  • Work at conquering current weaknesses and fears.
  • Have more fun climbing in a group than you ever thought possible in a safe environment.
  • Prerequisites – Ages 40+, must have passed Climb Base5’s belay test
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