#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: $133.35 + 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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Gecko - Christmas camp Camp 2015

Price: $135.00 + 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
#1222Dec 22,Dec 23,Dec 24 9:30am - 11:30am
#1229Dec 29,Dec 30,Dec 31 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: $292.95 + tax

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.

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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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Spiders - Christmas Camp 2015

Price: $214.00 + 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
#1222Dec 22,Dec 23,Dec 24 9:30am - 12:30pm
#1229Dec 29,Dec 30,Dec 31 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 Junior

Price: $376.25 + GST

Our new program, 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 a Spiders program in the last 6 months.

Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0106Jan 06,Jan 09,Jan 13,Jan 16,Jan 20,Jan 23,Jan 27,Jan 30,Feb 03,Feb 06,Feb 10,Feb 13 3:45pm - 5:45pm
#0217Feb 17,Feb 20,Feb 24,Feb 27,Mar 02,Mar 05,Mar 09,Mar 12,Mar 30,Apr 02,Apr 06,Apr 09 3:45pm - 5:45pm

Climbing Club

Price: $225.75 + tax

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 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.  

Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0108Jan 08,Jan 15,Jan 22,Jan 29,Feb 05,Feb 12,Feb 19,Feb 26,Mar 04,Mar 11,Mar 18,Apr 01 4:30pm - 6:30pm
#0408Apr 08,Apr 15,Apr 22,Apr 29,May 06,May 13,May 20,May 27,Jun 03,Jun 10,Jun 17,Jun 24 4:30pm - 6:30pm