#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.

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.
Our philosophy has remained constant throughout the 23 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.


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.


Price: $127.00 + 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
#0404Apr 04,Apr 11,Apr 18,Apr 25 10:30am - 12:00pm
#0509May 09,May 16,May 23,May 30 10:30am - 12:00pm
#0606Jun 06,Jun 13,Jun 20,Jun 27 10:30am - 12:00pm

Gecko - Summer Camp 2015

Price: $135.00 + tax

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
#0707Jul 07,Jul 08,Jul 09 9:30am - 11:30am
#0714Jul 14,Jul 15,Jul 16 9:30am - 11:30am
#0721Jul 21,Jul 22,Jul 23 9:30am - 11:30am
#0728Jul 28,Jul 29,Jul 30 9:30am - 11:30am
#0804Aug 04,Aug 05,Aug 06 9:30am - 11:30am
#0811Aug 11,Aug 12,Aug 13 9:30am - 11:30am
#0818Aug 18,Aug 19,Aug 20 9:30am - 11:30am
#0825Aug 25,Aug 26,Aug 27 9:30am - 11:30am


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. 


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.*

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Price: $279.00 + tax for Spring season (skips week of Springbreak!)

Ages: 9-12 years.


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
#0407Apr 07,Apr 14,Apr 21,Apr 28,May 05,May 12,May 19,May 26,Jun 02,Jun 09,Jun 16,Jun 23 4:00pm - 6:00pm
#0409Apr 09,Apr 16,Apr 23,Apr 30,May 07,May 14,May 21,May 28,Jun 04,Jun 11,Jun 18,Jun 25 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Spiders - Summer Camp 2015

Price: $214.00 + tax

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
#0707Jul 07,Jul 08,Jul 09 9:30am - 12:30pm
#0714Jul 14,Jul 15,Jul 16 9:30am - 12:30pm
#0721Jul 21,Jul 22,Jul 23 9:30am - 12:30pm
#0728Jul 28,Jul 29,Jul 30 9:30am - 12:30pm
#0804Aug 04,Aug 05,Aug 06 9:30am - 12:30pm
#0811Aug 11,Aug 12,Aug 13 9:30am - 12:30pm
#0818Aug 18,Aug 19,Aug 20 9:30am - 12:30pm
#0825Aug 25,Aug 26,Aug 27 9:30am - 12:30pm

Teen Intro

Price: $59 + 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.

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Climbing Club

Price: $215.00 for 10 punch card


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 10-punch card which offers athletes the flexibility of showing up to any 10 of the 12 available sessions. 
*Punch cards are only valid for the semester they are purchased for, and do not carry over into the next semester. 


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Upcoming courses
  Apr 04 Introduction to Indoor Lead Belaying
  Apr 04 Geckos
  Apr 07 Spiders
  Apr 09 Spiders
  May 09 Introduction to Indoor Lead Belaying
  May 09 Geckos
  Jun 06 Geckos
  Jul 07 Gecko - Summer Camp 2015
  Jul 07 Spiders - Summer Camp 2015
  Jul 14 Spiders - Summer Camp 2015
  Jul 14 Gecko - Summer Camp 2015
  Jul 21 Gecko - Summer Camp 2015
  Jul 21 Spiders - Summer Camp 2015
  Jul 28 Spiders - Summer Camp 2015
  Jul 28 Gecko - Summer Camp 2015
  Aug 04 Gecko - Summer Camp 2015
  Aug 04 Spiders - Summer Camp 2015
  Aug 11 Spiders - Summer Camp 2015
  Aug 11 Gecko - Summer Camp 2015
  Aug 18 Gecko - Summer Camp 2015