Rock Safety Courses

Rock safety Courses for Kids from age 4 - 18 years old

Our KTC courses are for the children ages 4-18 who just can’t get enough climbing at home or at school. The program is available for 4 - 14 week sessions and it includes coaching and training, as well as a complete instruction of the fundamentals of climbing and safety. Registrations is open now for the Spring term from Mar. 19 - June 17, 2018.

Important Reminder for Parents: Tax credit has increased to $1000, and you can apply these courses towards the child fitness tax.

Here are the different levels, and for more information email the co-ordinator and designer Chris Mack (

1. Cubs

While introducing our amazing sport of rock climbing, our coaches will handle all the safety and patiently teach young climbers the fundamentals.  Students will learn how to put on their harness correctly, tie a figure eight knot and of course what is a climbing course without lots and lots of C L I M B I N G ! ! !

Many students leave this course with a greater understanding of climbing, confident, and are ready to take on more challenges in life and on the rocks.

This course is designed for the climber in every child. If your child loves to climb the walls, trees and anything that has a little altitude, bring them in and give them the chance to find their inner climber.

2. Bears

Throughout the bear course the instructor will focus on specific climbing movement and flexibility. To help in strategic use of body positioning, build strength and endurance, and practice safe falling techniques; the students will be introduced to bouldering in our caves and traversing walls. This is low elevation climbing without a rope (don’t worry Mom and Dad, it’s safe and climbing is never to high off the ground). Students will leave this course with more self confidence and the skills that will take them forward to the next level in their climbing career.

The younger children start in our Cubs program, then proceed to Bears and upon completion of the Bear-test they continue to Rock Safety Courses Level 3-10. Our coaches will guide kids up and down the climbs and also introduce the Autobelays...they are so much fun and all kids love them.  We have many new surprises and we create new challenges each week as we set up 6-8 new climbs every week. 

Level 3 - 10

Students are given lessons in climbing safety and Autobelays. Kids will have the opportunity to learn climbing games and climb many different terrains, be exposed to overhangs, stalactites, and many activities related to the development of strength and flexibility.

There is a certification and promotion to the next level of the Rock Safety Program. Students leave this course with a greater understanding of the practices and techniques in the sport of climbing.

During Level 3 and 4, the instructor will introduce belaying techniques (safely operating the rope and belay device). Students will learn such technical climbing movements as pivoting, drop knee, back-step,flag, and heel hook. Students will learn how to improve their movement by using their legs. The instructor will introduce the concepts of balance, body awareness, base and support, as well as turning/shifting weight. Students who have learned the basic safety skills will have the opportunity to pass the Youth Certification Test. Graduates of this level gain the privilege of climbing at the Toronto Climbing Academy without adult supervision.

At the elite levels (7-10), climbers will be encouraged to further develop in the sport of rock climbing through mental preparation, flexibility, finger strength, and more. Kids will learn simulated outdoor climbing through lead climbing. This program’s focus is on making rock climbers. Upon completing these levels kids will have the ability to climb outdoors. There is a Climbing Certification and upon its completion kids will be automatically entered into the "Youth Climbing Team".


10 Great Reasons to go Climbing:

- It is an awesome experience, it's fun and rewarding, and such a thrill when you reach the top of the wall

- Leadership and team oriented

- Full body workout

- Goal setting and attaintment

- Improves self-confidence

- Helps kids conquer new heights

- Professional, friendly and patient instructors

- Safe, state-of-art climbing centre with overhangs, a chimney, and much more

- over 110 different climbs to choose from


Extensions and individual classes are also available.

If these times are not suitable, we are able to schedule your group (min. of 3 climbers) on another Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 5 - 7 pm.

Private and Semi-private instruction is also available with a ratio of 3:1

Price ListMembersNon-members
Private $60/hr. $80
Semi-private $45/hr. $60

Please keep in mind that the design of these programs is based on age, climbing ability, enthusiasm, will power, and the desire to climb. Some combinations and restrictions may apply, please contact us for more information.

Every participant or their guardian must sign the TCA standard waiver form (available on our website)

For more Information and reservations please contact us

 On Line Waiver Form

 Pricing chart



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