Youth Programs

Climb4Life

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

Learn more about Climb4Life

If there is no registration link, sign up to our wait lists and our staff will contact you if there are any openings.

GECKOS

Ages 6-8

$150

Introductory course combining climbing, activities and games consistent to the development of young climbers with a focus on fun, encouragement and safety. 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: New registration monthly, once per week for 4 weeks, 1.5 hours session per class
  • This course is offered at both North Vancouver and Coquitlam gyms!

Prerequisites

None

Coquitlam

  • Monthly
  • Thursdays (3:45-5:15pm)
  • Sundays (9:30-11:00am)
Register now for Coquitlam!

North Vancouver

  • Monthly
  • Fridays (3:45-5:15pm)
  • Saturdays (9:00-10:30am or 10:30am-12:00pm)
Register now for North Van!

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SPIDERS

Ages 9-12

$285

Take your climbing to new heights! Designed for new climbers, SPIDERS is where young climbers learn climbing basics and top-rope safety skills. This program is designed to be repeatable, with curricula that adjust to athlete skills.

  • 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

Coquitlam

  • September 8th/9th/13th – November 29th/December 1st/2nd
  • Sundays (10:30am-12:00pm)
  • Mondays (4:00pm-5:30pm OR 5:45pm-7:15pm)
  • Fridays (4:00pm-5:30pm)
  • There is no class on Sunday October 13th or Monday October 14th due to Thanksgiving.

North Vancouver

  • September 10th/12th – November 26th/28th
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays (4:00-5:30pm OR 5:45pm-7:15pm)

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MONKEYS

Ages 10-13

$360

With MONKEYS, continue growing your knowledge, skill and passion building on skills mastered in SPIDERS. Instructors create personalized objectives for each participant. This course can be taken numerous times.

  • Master intermediate movement skills and techniques
  • 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 two terms of SPIDERS in the last 9 months.

Coquitlam

  • September 8th/9th/12th – November 28th/December 1st/2nd
  • Sundays (9:30am-11:30am)
  • Mondays (4:00pm-6:00pm)
  • Thursdays (4:00pm-6:00pm)
  • There is no class on Sunday October 13th or Monday October 14th due to Thanksgiving.

North Vancouver

  • September 10th – November 26th
  • Tuesdays (4:00pm-6:00pm)
  • Fridays (4:00pm-6:00pm)

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

CLIMB CLUB

Ages 13-19

$245

Training for personal enjoyment and growth for athletes who don’t wish to compete. A coach is on hand to provide direction and knowledge in an encouraging environment that fosters fun, fitness and life-long friendships.

Teens lead busy lives—this program is structured around 10 classes with payment covering 8, allowing for flexibility to accommodate busy schedules. Additional days are $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!
  • Please note that the days paid for do not roll over term after term.

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

Coquitlam

  • September 7th – November 9th
  • Saturdays (4:00pm-6:00pm)
  • Sundays (4:00pm-6:00pm)
Register now for Coquitlam!

North Vancouver

  • September 6th – November 8th (10 weeks)
  • Fridays (4:30-6:30pm)

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TEEN INTRO

Ages 12-16

$69

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 instructors will contact you to find a time that works.

Prerequisites
None

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MOVEMENT

Ages 6-12

$150

The sky’s the limit: any obstacle can be overcome. We support equal opportunities to make climbing a sport for anyone. MOVEMENT is for children with physical and cognitive delays.

We recognize the connection between motor skills and acquiring new skills. MOVEMENT offers climbing games and basic instruction tailored to each participant’s needs. We provide the climbing expertise—all you 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 instructors will contact you to find a time that works.

Prerequisites
None

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Cancellation Policy

Guests are able to receive a full refund for their course/program up to 1 week prior to the start date of the program. If it is less than 7 days, and more than 48 hours, they can receive a 50% refund. If it is less than 48 hours, no refund is possible but 50% of the course fee can be credited to their account to use for future use. Exceptions for doctor’s note due to illness or injury.

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