We have a course or program that will suit your needs!

From basic climbing sessions, introductory offers, youth development, adult lessons, to group bookings like parties and corporate events, on this page you’ll find all the climbing courses that we offer.

… Scroll down to see our complete list of courses and programs.

Our Climbing Options

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New to climbing or to our gym? We offer great options to introduce you to climbing and to the Climb Base5 community – it’s seriously fun!

Climb Time Sessions

Whether you want to give climbing a try or are a not-yet-belay-certified climber, our Climb Time Sessions are designed for you to have fun climbing… Our staff set up the gear and manage the ropes for you during this 2 hour climbing session.

General Climb Time Sessions

This is a General Climb Time Session that may include a mix of adult and young climbers.

  • $30/person
  • ages 5+
  • equipment included
  • staff provided at a 4:1 ratio

Do you have a group of 3 or more? Call ahead to book a Private Group Session.

Weekday Youth Climb Time Sessions (ages 16 and under)

We’ve created a youth-only version of our popular Climb Time sessions for anyone 16 years old and under.

Only available on weekdays.

  • $30/person
  • ages 5-16 years old
  • equipment included
  • staff provided at a 4:1 ratio

Weekday Adult Climb Time Sessions (ages 17+)

We get it. Sometimes you just want to have some big people time! Here’s our popular Climb Time sessions for anyone 17-years old and over.

Only available on weekdays.

  • $30/person
  • ages 17 years old and above
  • equipment included
  • staff provided at a 4:1 ratio

Do you have a group of 3 or more? Call ahead to book a Private Group Session.

Multi-Session Climb Time passes available

  • 4 passes – $109
  • 12 passes – $264

Please come into the gym to purchase one.

Interested in climbing on your own or if you’re already belay-certified?

You don’t need to book online. We have plenty of bouldering space and auto-belays to try for newbies and solo climbers, as well as top-rope routes for climbers with a belay partner!

Group / Special Events

Are you looking to organize a party that’s a little different and seriously fun? We’re ready for the challenge! If you have an idea and are looking for us to host your event, we’d be happy to help – please get in touch with us!

Birthday Parties

Let us make your birthday party rock! We will manage the ropes and provide movement coaching while you take your party to the next level.

  • Up to 8 Participants – $279
  • Additional participants – $27 per person
  • Ages: 6 and up
  • 1.5 hours of climbing
  • 1 hour use of our party room
  • Pizza included (2 larges for up to 11 people / 3 larges for 12 people or more)
  • Juice boxes included (1 per participant)
  • All safety equipment included
  • Staff Provided at a 4:1 ratio
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Our new and improved party room… check out the majestic mountains hand-painted by our manager Jessica!

School Groups

Plan your next field trip seamlessly with Climb Base5 and introduce your students to an alternative to traditional fitness. For the duration of this 2 hour session our enthusiastic staff assist the students to step into the vertical realm. We encourage an open and positive mindset to help conquer each challenge to the fullest potential. Our goal is to create a lasting memory through self inspired accomplishments. We guarantee this will be the field trip of the year.


Option #1 – Experience Climbing

Let our experienced staff be your guide in providing a well rounded climbing experience.  Students will challenge themselves on roped climbs, bouldering, a rope ladder and Auto-belay systems. A unique and cost effective way to introduce your students to the world of Indoor Rock Climbing!

  • minimum class size 15 students
  • ages 5+
  • 2 hours of guided climbing
  • all safety equipment included
  • staff provided at a 5:1 ratio
  • bookings times available starting from 8:30am to 2pm
  • Cost: $15/student

Option #2 – Learn to Belay

A multi-session field trip that really rocks! We teach the basics of belay systems and introductory climbing technique, so that your students can safely and confidently manage the ropes for another climber.  This 2 day course will cover everything students need to know in order to climb at our gym or others independently.  Day one lessons include; equipment set-up and safety checks, climbers knots, belay system set-up, belay communication, and the mechanics of belaying. Day two will focus on; Catching falls, belay certification, movement coaching, and more free climbing time.  In addition to the certification, each climber will receive a free day pass to come back and visit the gym on their own, or as a group.

  • minimum class size 15 students
  • ages 14 and over
  • 4 hours of instruction on the basics of
  • all safety equipment included
  • staff provided at a 6:1 ratio
  • bookings times available starting from 8:30am to 2pm
  • Cost: $42.75/student

For available dates and times, and to answer any other questions, please contact us.

Private Bookings

A group booking with Climb Base5 is the perfect way to experience rock climbing in a fun and social atmosphere. Discover how climbing provides a thrilling experience for all ages and physical abilities.  Whether its a corporate outing, stag/stagette, or any reason to have a fun time together, we’ll manage the ropes and provide a little coaching while you take your event or party to the next level.

Prices:

  • Minimum 3 people or more – $30/person
  • 16 or more participants – $23/person
  • for smaller groups see Climb Time Sessions

Package Details:

  • 2 hours of climbing
  • ages 5+
  • optional – party room ($40)
  • optional – pizza (limited availability on weekends)
  • all safety equipment included
  • staff provided at a 4:1 ratio

For available dates and times, and to answer any other questions, please contact us.

Youth Courses

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The Climb4Life youth development program and its courses is to support our young climbers at all stages of their athletic development.

WINTER COURSES RUN FROM JANUARY 8TH TO APRIL 1ST, 2018

SPRING COURSES RUN FROM APRIL 3RD TO JUNE 25TH, 2018

Climbing FUNdamentals 1

Come discover your passion for rock climbing! Designed for first time climbers only, this introductory course is where young climbers learn climbing basics.

  • Learn to belay
  • Develop safety skills
  • Discover basic movement and technique
  • Understand Climbology (Climbing terminology)

Ages: 8-12 years old

Course Length: 12 weeks, 1 session per week

Course Days/Times: Friday (4:00-5:30pm) or Sunday (10:00-11:30am)

Dates: January 12th – April 1st, 2018

Cost: $255 + gst

Prerequisites: None

Registration is FULL.

Sign up for our wait list and we will contact you for next season.

Climbing FUNdamentals 2

Continue growing your knowledge, skill and passion! This program builds on the knowledge and skills developed in Climbing Fundamentals 1; Program content is usually mastered over 2-3 sessions.

  • Master intermediate movements and techniques
  • Learn basic training organization
  • Warming up
  • Training protocols
  • Conditioning
  • Team Dynamics

Ages: 8-12 years old

Course Length: 12 weeks, 1 session per week

Course Days/Times: Monday (4:00-5:30pm, 5:30-7:00pm), Wednesday (4:00-5:30pm, 5:30-7:00pm), Friday (5:30-7:00pm), or Sunday (10:00-11:30pm, 11:30-1:00pm)

Dates: January 8th – April 1st, 2018

Cost: $255 + gst

Prerequisites: Climbing FUNdamentals 1 or equivalent knowledge of climbing safety systems (belaying)

Registration opens in December.

Development Team

By invitation only.

Discover for yourself – gear your training towards Competition Climbing or Performance for Life. The development team is for athletes looking to learn about, and prepare for climbing competitions and performance climbing. Athletes will have to option to compete while training in this program.

  • Learn competition formats and tactics
  • Discover lead climbing and lead belaying
  • Develop transferable indoor to outdoor skills and knowledge

Ages: 11-15

Course Length: 12 weeks, 2 sessions per week

Course Days/Times: Thursday (5:00-7:00) or Friday (4:00-6:00), AND Sunday (9:00-11:30)

Dates: January 11th – April 1st, 2018

Cost: $435 + gst

Prerequisites: Climbing FUNdamentals 2 or Coaches approval – it is expected that participants join Climbing Fundamentals 2 for 2-3 seasons before moving on to the Development Team.

Contact Jessica Jansen at jessica@climbbase5.com for more information.

Performance4Life Team

By invitation only.

Enjoy the power that comes with training for personal enjoyment and growth. This course is intended for athletes who would like to continue pursuing personal climbing performance, but who do not wish to compete on a regular basis.

Ages: 13-19

Course Length: 12 weeks, 2 sessions per week

Course Days/Times: Tuesday (4:00-6:30pm) or Friday (4:00-6:30pm), AND Sunday (9:00-11:30am)

Dates: January 9th – April 1st, 2018

Cost: $489 + gst

Prerequisites: Climbing FUNdamentals or Development Team, and coaches recommendation.

Contact Jessica Jansen at jessica@climbbase5.com for more information.

Comp Performance Team 1

By Invitation Only.

Train with top coach Andrew Wilson; grow your knowledge, skill and mental/physical power and strength. Climbers follow a training program with the goal of competing; designed for athletes between the ages of 12-16 years old with 2-4 years of competitive experience.

Ages: 12-16 (with 2-4 years of competitive experience)

Course Length: September 11th – March 11th, 2018

Course Days: 3x per week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday)

Time: 4:00-7:00pm (Tuesday and Thursday), 8:00-11:00am (Saturday)

Cost: $1225 + tax / $1275 + tax (for monthly installments)

Contact Andrew Wilson at andrew@climbbase5.com for more details.

Comp Performance Team 2

By Invitation Only.

Train with top coach Andrew Wilson; grow your knowledge, skill and mental/physical power and strength. Climbers follow a training program with the goal of competing – designed for athletes between the ages of 15-19 years old with 4+ years of competitive experience

Course Length: September 11th, 2017 – March 11th, 2018

Course Days: 3x per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday)

Time: 4:00-7:00pm (Monday and Wednesday), 8:00-11:00am (Saturday)

Cost: $1225 + tax / $1275 + tax (for monthly installments)

Contact Andrew Wilson at andrew@climbbase5.com for more details.

Adult Courses

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Whether you’re looking to learn the basics, improve certain climbing skills, train for World Cup Competition Circuit or chase that next letter grade on your project in Squamish, Climb Base5 is the place to develop further as a climber.

Intro Belay Course

Our 2-hour lesson will teach you all the required skills for indoor climbing.

Base Course

  • 2 hour belay course
  • $69 plus gst
  • ages 14+

Base+ Course

  • 2 hour belay course
  • $109 plus gst
  • ages 14+
  • includes a one month pass, 2 technique drop-in classes, and a 7-visit rental punch

Lead Belay Course

Once you have mastered the top rope skills from the intro belay course, you are ready for the next step in your evolution as a climber. Learn about dynamic belay techniques, clipping, hazard awareness, fall forces, and fall arrest using the dynamic belay method. Everything you need to know in order to lead climb indoors.

  • 3 hour lead belay course
  • ages 14+
  • Includes scheduled belay test and gym orientation
  • Prerequisites are you have passed our top rope belay test and are confidently climbing 5.10a
  • $89 plus gst

Please contact us for available dates and times (especially if you already have a partner).

Technical Climbing Course 1

This course explores the fundamentals of climbing movement. Warm ups and cool downs, footwork, body positioning, grip choice, balanced movement, and mental preparation.

  • 1 hour course
  • ages 14+
  • Includes day pass & rental equipment
  • Prerequisite: You’ve passed our top rope belay test
  • $30 + gst (or free with the Intro Belay Base+ Course)

Technical Climbing Course 2

This course builds on the techniques and principles taught in Technical Climbing 1. We revisit a few basic principles of footwork, weight transfers, and efficient body positions, in order to prepare you to think about climbing in a new way.

  • 1 hour course
  • $30 (or free with Intro Belay Base+ Course)
  • ages 14+
  • Includes rental equipment and day pass
  • Prerequisites: Able to climb 5.10a or V2

School Break Camps

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Increase the fun this school break and find excitement and adventure with our awesome School Break Camps. We’ve created exciting programs with inspiring coaches, a safe environment, guidance, knowledge, and crazy fun.

SPRING BREAK CAMPS START MARCH 19TH, 2018…

SUMMER CAMPS START JULY 9TH, 2018…

Spring: Half-Day Climbing Fundamentals

Have fun this break and learn the fundamentals of climbing… Our program covers the basics of setting up and managing climbing safety systems, and provides instruction and coaching on the basics of climbing movement.

Registration opens in 2018.

Spring: Climbing + Gymnastics

In this full-day and weekly spring break camp Climb Base5 is joining forces with Club Aviva gymnastics to provide a camp experience that is fun, interactive and challenges both the mind and body.

Registration opens in 2018.

Spring: Climbing + Cycling

Our week-long full day summer camp offers a great introduction to climbing and multi-discipline biking. This camp combines both indoor and outdoor activities and partners with Cycling BC’s iRide program.

Registration opens in 2018.