Rock climbing lessons

Our rock climbing lessons are inclusive, safe, fun and engaging. Climbing lessons are designed to build skills, abilities, and confidence for climbers of all levels.

Benefits of taking our rock climbing lessons

Climbing is a low-impact sport that provides a full-body workout to improve strength, coordination, and cardiovascular health.  In our lessons you will:

  • Build confidence.
  • Improve problem solving skills.
  • Develop mass and fine motor skills.
  • Increase spatial awareness and reaction time.
  • Learn teamwork and communication skills.
  • Make new friends.


Spring & summer registration dates

Registration for spring & summer programs, classes and day camps:

  • Feb. 22 - Summer day camp schedule preview
  • March 5 - Summer day camp registration
  • March 7 - Program and class schedule preview
  • March 12 - Program and class registration
  • March 14 - Certification registration

Ensure your Live and Play account is ready on registration day by logging in and verifying your information is up to date. Get ready to register.

Registration will open:

  • 6 a.m. — Online (virtual waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.).
  • 8:30 a.m. — By calling the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (option 1).
  • During business hours — At any City-operated Aquatic & Recreation or Arts facility.

Types of rock climbing lessons

About our rock climbing instructors

Our trained, competent and knowledgeable instructors build a relationship with your child and foster a safe emotional and physical environment. 

All staff are Certified with SFA/CPR/AED Level C.

What are rock climbing lessons like?

Our curriculum teaches the fundamentals of rock climbing through games, activities and lessons. Participants practice safety, belaying and climbing skills while exploring the bouldering and top rope rock walls. Classes typically run 45 - 60 minutes.

You will be challenged without peer or instructor pressure, just encouragement.


Come prepared

Proper climbing attire must be worn. Please bring:

  • Clean, indoor athletic shoes that have not been worn outdoors.
  • Athletic wear to allow for maximum movement.
  • Closed top water bottle.

Where can I take lessons?

Learn how to set up an account, register for programs and find information on cancellations in the help section of Live and Play.