Registration for Winter 2018 NOW OPEN!

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, Advanced, and Pre-Competitive.

All Crushers programs are suitable for participants aged 7-15

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

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The group is focused on climbing enjoyment, technique, and self-improvement! Great class to climb and have fun!

No experience necessary! This 4-month program follows a detailed climbing curriculum and introduces the fundamentals of bouldering throughout the program.

  • 4-month Program
  • No Experience Required
  • Climbing Technique Program
  • 3-month Membership
  • Team Shirt



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!

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Looking for more a challenege? The Advanced Crushers group is perfect for your active child.

No experience necessary! This 4-month program follows an accelerated program and introduces new bouldering techniques and concepts each week.

  • 4-month Program
  • No Experience Required
  • Accelerated Climbing Technique Program
  • 3-month Membership
  • Team Shirt


    Advanced Crushers can look forward to learning about competitive climbing fundamentals; such as pacing, 4-point starts, and pushing their limits.
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Curious about competitive climbing? Learn about Ontario competition climbing in the same fun Crusher's program.

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

  • 4-month Program
  • Some Experience Required
  • Accelerated Climbing Technique Program
  • 3-month Membership
  • Team Shirt
  • Competitive Concepts Program

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. Pre-competitive Program is perfect for young athletes thinking about joining The Core Competitive Team.


“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