Welcome to The Core Crushers' Youth Programs! We have programs suitable for every climber! Climbers and parents should choose from our three Crushers' Programs; Recreational, Pre-Competitive, and Advanced.

All Crushers programs are suitable for participants aged 7-15

Dates, times, and sign-up can be found by clicking on the Sign-Up button for each program.

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The group is focused on climbing enjoyment, technique, and self-improvement!

No experience necessary! This 14-week program follows a detailed climbing curriculum and introduces the fundamentals of bouldering throughout the program.

  • 14-week Program
  • No Experience Required
  • Climbing Technique Program
  • 3-month Membership
  • Team Shirt
  • Once or Twice a week


Crushers are encouraged to focus on climbing form and honing their technique. By the end of the program Crusher’s will have the confidence and know-how to take their climbing to the next level!

The group is focused on introducing intermediate climbing concepts!

No experience necessary! This 14-week program follows an accelerated program and introduces new bouldering techniques and concepts each week.

  • 14-week Program
  • No Experience Required
  • Acclerated Climbing Technique Program
  • 3-month Membership
  • Team Shirt
  • Once or Twice a week

Furthermore, the program takes strides to introduce competitive climbing fundamentals; such as pacing, 4-point starts, and pushing one’s limits. By the end of the program Crushers will have a good understanding of the requirements to join a competitive climbing team.

Get ready for competitive climbing in Ontario.

It is recommended that Crushers in this program first complete the Recreational or Pre-competitive stream prior to registering for the Advanced class.

  • 14-week Program
  • Some Experience Required
  • Acclerated Climbing Technique Program
  • 3-month Membership
  • Team Shirt
  • Twice a week only
  • Competitive Climbing Program
  • Competitions Strongly Recommended

Crushers engage in an accelerated climbing technique program while also learning the ins and outs of competitive climbing. Competition requires mastering such concepts as competitive scoring, pacing, 4-point starting, advanced route reading, on-sighting, competition ready fitness for young athletes, and more.


“There is nothing better for high energy kids than the Core Crushers Club. This program has the right balance of fun and structure, and it’s impressive to see how quickly the kids progress in their climbing abilities. My sons Nathan and Ryan came from a recreational trampoline background into bouldering and their athleticism has skyrocketed. The kids are taught the discipline to warm up and stretch properly... and they are encouraged by highly skilled instructors to push the boundaries, which is amazing for building self-esteem. Terrific staff and a great vibe at the gym make this a comfortable environment for all age groups and skill levels.”
— Sherri Dmyterko
 Ryan climbing at The Core. Photo cred to Francis Cheng

Ryan climbing at The Core. Photo cred to Francis Cheng