#2-1485 Welch Street
North Vancouver, BC
V7P 1B5
Phone: 604-984-9080

Kid's Courses - All Ages

Have a child that is interested in climbing? Why not sign up for one of our kids programs. See information below for program dates and prices.

Overview
The Edge is committed to providing a high-level instructional progression for young climbers. From exploring the sport in Geckos to competing nationally and internationally with our Competitive Team, we strive to provide programming for every child at every level of development.
Philosophy
Our philosophy has remained constant throughout the 24 year history of our facility. We believe that physical pursuits provide a great atmosphere for young people to learn about life skills such as: discipline, dedication, dealing with success and failure, goal setting and self-discovery. We encourage each athlete to take responsibility for his/her learning and performance. All of our programs follow logical teaching progressions that allows for all athletes to improve at their own pace. Our programs are designed and delivered by a dedicated coaching staff including several past National Champions.

GETTING STARTED - Ages 6-8.

We believe that the first experiences in any sport should be about fun and exploration. We want our youngest climbers to fall in love with the movement, sense of adventure and environment that climbing provides. It is this initial passion that endures as athletes become more serious and start to train in later years. 

Our Geckos program for 6-8 year olds is designed to allow natural curiosity and exploration to flourish.

Geckos

Price: $140.00 + tax (includes equipment, climbing passes and coaching fees)

Ages: 6 - 8 year

Geckos combines climbing, bouldering, and camp style games and activities with climbing themes.. Instructors help facilitate exploration by creating individual objectives for each participant. Geckos can be taken more than once without being too repetitive.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants do not learn to belay in Geckos.

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Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0107Jan 07,Jan 14,Jan 21,Jan 28 10:30am - 12:00pm

Gecko - Christmas camp Camp 2016

Price: $148.85 + GST

Ages: 6-8

Come to the camp that reaches new heights!

This is a perfectly camp for little guys and girls who want to try climbing either for the first time or perhaps are not quite old enough to get in to Spiders.  Instructors keep things interesting with a great combination of games and climbing.

3 days/ 2 hours per day

Please Note: Camp Gecko participants do not learn to belay.

4:1 student:instructor ratio



Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#1220Dec 20,Dec 21,Dec 22 9:30am - 11:30am
#1227Dec 27,Dec 28,Dec 29 9:30am - 11:30am

CLIMBING PROGRAMS - Ages 9-12

For the 2011/2012 season, we have redesign the climbing programs to make learning and the transitions between programs even easier.  Now there is only one program for you to register in to if your child is between the age of nine to twelve years old. 

Inside this program the instructors will automatically teach kids who have not yet learned how to belay and then progress them in to finer climbing technique on their own learning curve. 

Spiders

Price: $307.60 + tax

Ages: 9-12 years.

PRE-REQUISITES: NONE

Course Curriculum: Top-Rope Belay Skills, , Climbing Terminology, Basic Movement Skills and Postural Conditioning.

* The course fees do not include climbing pass for hours outside the class.

** Please note that this is a class where participants will be taught climbing/safety responsibilities for each other.  Therefore any pre-existing medical needs to be discussed with the gym prior to registering for the class to ensure that this class is suitable for your children.  We appreciate your understanding.



Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0110Jan 10,Jan 17,Jan 24,Jan 31,Feb 07,Feb 14,Feb 21,Feb 28,Mar 07,Mar 14,Mar 21,Mar 28,Apr 04,Apr 11 4:00pm - 6:00pm
#0112Jan 12,Jan 19,Jan 26,Feb 02,Feb 09,Feb 16,Feb 23,Mar 02,Mar 09,Mar 16,Mar 23,Mar 30,Apr 06,Apr 13 4:00pm - 6:00pm
#0113Jan 13,Jan 20,Jan 27,Feb 03,Feb 10,Feb 17,Feb 24,Mar 03,Mar 10,Mar 17,Mar 24,Mar 31,Apr 07,Apr 14 4:00pm - 6:00pm

MOVEment

Price: $165 + GST

Age 6 - 12

At the Edge, we believe that 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 why we've started this new MOVEment class for kids with physical and cognitive delays who are aged 6-12.
 
We recognize the connection between motor skill development and readiness to acquire other 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.
 
*Please note that all participants must be accompanied by a parent or aide at all times during the class. Our instructors are here to provide their climbing expertise, and are not fully equipped to be interacting with children with disabilities on their own.*

  • Phone us for course dates.

Spiders - Christmas Camp 2016

Price: $236.00 + GST

Athletes learn all the essentials of the Top-Rope Safety system (belaying) in this 3-day course. Instruction is balanced with climbing and other fun activities to keep it interesting.

Both non-belaying beginners and past graduates of any Spider program is welcome in this camp.  The instructors will separate out the group as the learning curve is needed. 

Age: 9-12 yrs. old.

Pre-requisites: NONE.



Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#1220Dec 20,Dec 21,Dec 22 9:30am - 12:30pm
#1227Dec 27,Dec 28,Dec 29 9:30am - 12:30pm

Teen Intro

Price: $65.00 + tax

For Teens who are new to climbing and want to learn to belay.

Runs at the same time as our Adult Intro. Teens are taught using slightly modified equipment specially designed for younger/lighter belayers.

Please book through our Adult Intro page.


  • Phone us for course dates.

Climbing Club Junior

Price: $395.00 + GST for 2 days or $197.50 + GST for 1 day

Climb Club Jr. caters to the 9-12 age category and to athletes who have previously completed Spiders and are looking for an increase in instructed climbing hours. It is the place for athletes who are not interested in a team-like training atmosphere but still love climbing and have a desire to continue to pursue it as a leisurely hobby. Athletes will not follow a set curriculum, but will focus on the continued development and refinement of previously learned techniques with planned games and activities. Climb Club Jr. is a feeder program for Climb Club and the Youth Team. 
 
Prerequisite: Must have taken 2 Spiders programs in the last 6 months.



Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0111Jan 11,Jan 14,Jan 18,Jan 21,Jan 25,Jan 28,Feb 01,Feb 04,Feb 08,Feb 11,Feb 15,Feb 18 3:45 - 5:45

Climbing Club

Price: $237.00 + tax for 1 day per week, $474.00 + tax for 2 days per week

We are now offering the option of a two-day-per-week course or a one-day-per-week course available on Mondays 6:30 - 8:30 and Fridays 4:30 - 6:30.

The Edge is dedicated to providing opportunities to anyone and everyone to enjoy indoor climbing. With our new Climbing Club which tailors to athletes aged 12-19, we can say that we officially offer something for everyone! Climbing Club is the place for athletes who are not interested in a team-like training atmosphere, but still love climbing and have a desire to continue to pursue it as a leisurely hobby. A coach will always be on hand to provide technique lessons, suggestions and climbing knowledge, but this program does not have a strictly enforced curriculum. We know that teenagers are busy folk and so registration takes the form of a 8-punch card which offers athletes the flexibility of showing up to any 8 of the 10 available sessions. 

*Punch cards are only valid for the semester they are purchased for, and do not carry over into the next semester. 
 
*Please note that particpants are required to have previous belay knowledge. If participant do not know how to belay, please register for a regular Introduction to Indoor Climbing Class first.  Special arrangements can be made to each belay skills "in class" but please check with gym staff or coach so that we can make the arragements.
 
*Please specify how many days per week your child will be attending and which day (Monday or Friday or both) in the comments section when you sign up


Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0916Sep 16,Sep 23,Sep 30,Oct 07,Oct 14,Oct 21,Oct 28,Nov 04,Nov 18,Nov 25,Dec 02,Dec 09 4:30-6:30 0 Remaining*
#0106Jan 06,Jan 09,Jan 13,Jan 16,Jan 20,Jan 23,Jan 27,Jan 30,Feb 03,Feb 06,Feb 10,Feb 13,Feb 17,Feb 20,Feb 24,Feb 27,Mar 03,Mar 06,Mar 10,Mar 13,Mar 17,Mar 20,Mar 24,Mar 27 4:30 - 6:30

*Please phone us to book this course.

Climbing Club - Summer 2016

Price: $283.00 plus GST

The Edge is dedicated to providing opportunities to anyone and everyone to enjoy indoor climbing. Climb Club tailors to athletes aged 12-19, and we can now say that we officially offer something for everyone! Climbing Club is the place for athletes who are not interested in a team-like training atmosphere, but still love climbing and have a desire to continue to pursue it as a leisurely hobby. A coach will always be on hand to provide technique lessons, suggestions and climbing knowledge, but this program does not have a strictly enforced curriculum. We know that teenagers are busy folk and so registration takes the form of a 10-punch card which offers athletes the flexibility of showing up to any 10 of the 12 available sessions on:

Mondays 3:30pm - 5:30pm and Fridays 4:00pm - 6:00pm


  • Phone us for course dates.