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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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 + 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

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 + 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

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 + 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 a minimum 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 + 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!
  • Please note that the days paid for do not roll over term after term.

Prerequisites
Completion of MONKEYS (previously FUNdamentals 2) OR completion of 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 + 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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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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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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