Youth Programs

Climb4Life

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

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Registration now open for Winter 2018/2019!

If a course is full, sign up to our wait lists and our staff will contact you if there are any openings.

GECKOS

Ages 6-8

$150 + gst

Come discover your passion for rock climbing! The GECKOS course combines climbing with games and activities, to make this the perfect introductory course for young climbers. This course can be taken more than once without being too repetitive. Participants do not learn to belay.

  • Identify types of holds
  • Learn basic footwork
  • Identify climbing routes and problems

Course Details

  • Ages: 6-8 years old
  • Program Period: 4 weeks on a monthly basis, once per week for 1.5 hours
  • This course is offered at both North Vancouver and Coquitlam gyms!

Prerequisites
None

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SPIDERS

Ages 9-12

$275 + gst

Take your climbing to new heights! Designed for new climbers, this course is where young climbers learn climbing basics and top-rope safety skills. This course is designed to be repeatable, without being too repetitive.

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

Course Details

  • Ages: 9-12 years old
  • Program Period: 12 weeks, once per week for 1.5 hours
  • This course is offered at both North Vancouver and Coquitlam gyms!

Prerequisites
None

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MONKEYS

Ages 10-12

$350 + gst

Continue growing your knowledge, skill and passion in this program which builds on what has been mastered in SPIDERS. Instructors facilitate learning by creating personalized objectives for each participant. Due to the personalized nature of the curriculum, this course can be repeated numerous times without being repetitive in content.

  • Master intermediate movement skills and techniques
  • Components to climbing training structure (warm-up & conditioning)
  • Introduction to beginner-level movement drills

Course Details

  • Ages: 10-12 years old
  • Program Period: 12 weeks, once per week for 2 hours
  • This course is offered at both North Vancouver and Coquitlam gyms!

Prerequisites
Completion of SPIDERS at least twice in the last 9 months OR completion of one term of SPIDERS + one full-week climbing camp.

Inquire
By invitation only. Contact registration@climbbase5.com for more details.

CLIMB CLUB

Ages 13-19

$245 + gst

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 or train to compete. A coach will always be on hand to provide climbing direction and knowledge, but this program does not have a strictly enforced curriculum.

We know that teenagers lead busy lives, so this program is structured around offering 10 classes with payment covering the cost of 8, allowing for flexibility for busy schedules. Attending additional days will incur a charge of $19 + gst.

Course Details

  • Ages: 13-19 years old
  • Program Period: 10 weeks, once per week for 2 hours (pricing is based on attending 8 of 10 classes)
  • This course is offered at both North Vancouver and Coquitlam gyms!

Prerequisites
Completion of MONKEYS (previously FUNdamentals 2) OR completion of Teen Intro.

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MOVEMENT

Ages 6-12

$150 + gst

We believe the sky is the limit and that any obstacle can be overcome. We strongly support equal opportunities for all, and we want to make climbing a sport that anyone can enjoy! This is the guiding principle behind MOVEment, a program for children with physical and cognitive delays.

We recognize the connection between motor skill development and readiness to acquire new skills. This program offers 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.

Course Details

  • Ages: 6-12 years old
  • Program Period: 4 weeks on a monthly basis, once per week for 1.25 hours
  • This course is offered on an on-demand basis for both North Vancouver and Coquitlam gyms. If you’re interested, please sign up to our waitlist. Our instructor will contact you to find a time that works.

Prerequisites
None

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TEEN INTRO

Ages 12-16

$69 + gst

This 2-hour lesson will teach teens all the required skills for indoor climbing, including: safety practices, proper set-up of equipment, figure-8 knot, verbal commands and rope management. Teens are taught using slightly modified equipment specifically designed for younger/lighter belayers.

Course Details

  • Ages: 12-16 years old
  • Program Period: TBD / This course is offered on an on-demand basis for both North Vancouver and Coquitlam gyms. If you’re interested, please sign up to our waitlist. Our instructor will contact you to find a time that works.

Prerequisites
None

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