Youth Climbing Courses (ages 6-18)

Coyote Rock Gym runs three Youth Climbing Course sessions a year through the fall, winter and spring, with a break for Christmas and again in the summer. No experience is necessary, and all levels are welcome.

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 Coyote Rock Gym 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 noon) 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 from 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.

2019/2020 Youth Program Schedule & Pricing* –

Registration for Fall 2019  is open to new and returning climbers alike. Spaces will fill up quickly! Please contact us at to register or inquire. Please scroll to the bottom to read about registration process. 

Session 1: Classes run the first week of September (after labour day weekend) to the end of November. Thanksgiving Weekend there are no classes Friday through Monday.

Session 2: Classes run the week of January 2nd to the end of March. Classes run through all the March breaks – we serve many different school boards.

Session 3: Classes run the week of April 1st to the end of June. Easter weekend there are no classes Friday through Monday. 

Age Groups // Days of the week // start time // Duration // ratios

All classes are two hours (except 6&7) in duration with weekday classes starting at 430pm for all youth under the age of 14. Classes for youth 14 and older  start at 630pm every weekday. Weekend classes run Saturdays and Sundays with start times of 9am (8 to 10 year olds) and  11am (11 to 13 year olds) on both days. Please register your child in the age category that applies to them for the majority of each session and we will assign you the days of the week and time as spaces allows and taking into consideration your preferences.

6 & 7 year olds // Monday, Friday  // 5:1  (1.5 hour class 5-630pm)

8/ 9/10 year olds // Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday // 6:1

11/12/13 year olds // Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday // 5:1

14 to 18 year olds// Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday // 630-830pm // 6:1


Beginner – Ranges from no experience with climbing to less than one year of coaching.

Intermediate – A year or greater of experience with climbing classes, good working understanding of basic concepts and how to apply them to their climbing.

Advanced – Kids that are ready to be challenged, have been in the program for several years, have learned and can make use of the basic concepts of climbing as well as all the beginner and intermediate skills previously learned.

Kids who have been in our program over the past year or longer will be placed based on our understanding of their working knowledge of climbing skills and concepts.

Cost // Based on Frequency of climbing

Once a week – $335 (including taxes)

Twice a week – $650 (including taxes)

Three times a week – $940 (including taxes)

Interested in saving money? Register for all three session in advance and we will knock 10% off the price. Want to save more money? Please email to inquire.

When completing the registration you will need to select the days of the week that are most preferable to you and provide the names of any children your child wishes to climb with. We will do our best to accommodate but please understand, registration is based on first come, first serve basis.

We understand that programs for children can really add up so if you need to be on a payment plan in order to have your children in the program, we are happy to help – reach out to in order to get the details. Adding siblings to the program saves you 25$.

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

Tuesdays, and Thursdays 6-9pm & Sundays 3-6pm

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.  Email for more information.


If you are interested in registering your child to our Youth Program you will need to email When reaching out please provide all the following information:

  • child’s full name
  • child’s age
  • anaphylactic allergies
  • parent name
  • parent phone number
  • email address
  • Session #
  • 1/2/3x per week?
  • Day(s) of the week you prefer (in order of preference).
  • Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Climber.
  • Names of other kids in the program your child would like to climb with.
  • additional information you feel would be important for us to know.

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 two weeks before classes start and will be issued a refund minus a 10% administrative fee.