Youth Climbing Courses (ages 6-18)

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Season!

Registration for session 3 will open March 7th at 10am!

We will be running sessions of 10-week durations. Youth, with their parents, can decide if they would prefer to have classes once or twice a week; each class is two hours in duration (excepting the 6 & 7-year-olds). 

Youth Climbing Course sessions include both one-on-one scheduled instructor time where each climber has an instructor all to themselves to help them progress on whichever climb or level they have chosen to work on; and group sessions, where climbers are split into groups of similar ability to work on a specific drill/technique/activity suitable for their ability. There is also a specific lesson/drill portion of each session where CRG coaches teach a set of specific techniques or run drills/exercises to practice them. Sessions all end with a final round of stretches. On weekends, sessions run a bit differently: we open the gym up early for the youth program (so we have the gym all to ourselves until eleven) and combine two youth groups at once with a few extra instructors to help.

Our instructors have lots of experience working with kids of all ages. We have a whole crew of strong climbers that help us carry out the lessons/drills and helping the kids one-on-one. The Youth Program coaching team is made up of the gym’s staff,  regular gym members, and older members from our youth competitive team. There’s a great mix of styles and experience for the kids to draw from.


If your child has not visited our gym before, please make sure to fill out an online waiver before completing the registration form. We cannot accept payment or complete the registration without a valid waiver form in our system. Visit the waiver tab and click the big red button labelled WAIVER.

Please note, once the session has started, we do not issue refunds for any reason. Special circumstances will allow for a credit to your account or transfer to the next session. You can withdraw from the course anytime up to one weeks before classes start and we will issue a refund minus the $150 deposit. Please make sure you are intending to attend youth program before completing registration with the links below. 

2022/2023 Youth Program Schedule   

Session 1 (Registration will mid-August, date TBD)

Provisional schedule for Session 1:
Starts the week of September 12th – Ends the week of November 14th

6 & 7 year old options

Monday 5pm to 630pm – September 12 – November 14

Friday 5pm to 630pm – September 16 – November 18

8 to 10-year-old options

Wednesday 430pm to 630pm – September 14 – November 16

Saturday 9am to 11am – September 17 – November 19

Sunday 9am to 11am – September 18 – November 20

11 to 13-year-old options

Tuesday 430pm to 630pm  – September 13 – November 15

Thursday 430pm to 630pm – September 15 – November 17

Saturday 11am to 1pm – September 17 – November 19

Sunday 11am to 1pm – September 18 – November 20

14 to 18-year-olds options

Tuesday 630pm to 830pm – September 13 – November 15

Wednesday 630pm to 830pm – September 14 – November 16

Thursday 630pm to 830pm – September 15 – November 17

Friday 630pm to 830pm – September 16 – November 28


Cost of the program is $300 (HST included) per class. 

Rental shoes, chalk and memberships are not included in the cost of the program. You can purchase/rent for an additional cost (listed below) or bring your own.

Rental harness are included.

Shoe Rental per session $30 (including tax)

Membership per session $70 (including tax)

Liquid Chalk can be purchased for $20

Any problems with registration, please email or visit the desk Tuesday through Friday 11 am until 6pm. 

Pre competitive  ages 8-18 // two or three times a week

If you have a child who has been in the Youth Program previously and is interested in competing or just refining their skills then this could be what you’re looking for.  Try-outs for the pre-competitive team will be held at the end of the summer, this is an opportunity for coaches to get to know the kids, and group them according to age, skill, and mental fortitude. Email for more information. 


Special Notes

Class sizes are capped at 12-16 youth depending on the age group.