My five year old gives Boulderz Climbing Centre a try!

1444 Dupont St. Unit #16
Toronto, ON, M6P 4H3

My son's teacher recommended that he take up rock climbing to strengthen is fingers and assist with his fine motor development as a way to improve his printing skills. After a search and phone call to Boulderz I decided we were ready to give rock climbing a try. We arrived after school one day and the owner was there, he was extremely helpful. Showed us the ropes so to speak... took us to the kids area complete with a slide. We played around in there for a while, it isn't a place where you can spend hours upon hours as it is relatively small but my son loved climbing up and then sliding down. After we mastered this we headed to the larger open area and the owner was kind enough to let my son try out the harness and hit the wall. He did pretty good for his first try.

What I liked about rock climbing for kids:
1. Fun
2. Allows them to concentrate and learn to follow directions
3. Great for boys who are trying to strengthen their fingers for writing skills
4. Exposure to something new and different

More Info:

Child & Youth Programs
Note: All of our child and youth programs qualify for the "Children's Fitness Tax Credit".

The "Little Rock" Program is available Wednesdays 5:30-7pm and Saturdays 10-11:30am to children aged 5+. This is a 10 week program that focuses on movement, technique, fitness and confidence building.

Our Competitive and Pre-competitive Program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm for children 7 years and older. This program runs from September until the end of June, however, new participants can join at any time.

Drop-in kids klimb! Every Sunday from 10am-1pm, children youth under 18 years old climb for $10. This price includes harness and shoe rental as well as unlimited climbing until 1pm. A great way to introduce indoor rock climbing to your child! Children under 12 years old need a parent to stay with them, and all participants MUST have a waiver form signed by their parent.



  1. what creative suggestions to you have to help build your children's fine motor skills?


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