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Climbing walls by Impact Climbing at Aspire Climbing Gym in Milton and Whitby

Climbing Lessons

Expand your climbing terrain and movement skills through climbing lessons

Whether you are looking to expand your access in the facility by learning how to top-rope belay, looking to take the next steps and take your climbing outdoors, or you've hit a plateau in your climbing and are looking to break through to the next level, our climbing lessons are designed to help you progress.

Top-Rope Belay Lessons

Gain access to SO much more climbing with a true climbing experience. After learning the independence of auto-belays, top-rope climbing explores the partnership of climbing and belaying. Learn the ropes to climb our 24-30ft climbing walls with grades ranging from 5.4 to 5.13+. Learn to put on a harness, tie-in securely and belay using a Petzl Gri-Gri. Must be 13 years or older. Includes harness rental and climbing shoes. A belay test is required for the next visit to ensure proper skills are maintained.


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for Non-Members

Top rope belay lessons at Aspire Climbing Gym in Milton and Whitby
Lead climbing at Aspire Climbing Gym in Milton

Lead Climbing Classes

Lead climbing is the natural progression from top rope climbing and is a necessary skill to transition to climbing outdoors on real rock. There’s a lot of information to cover and a lot of time needed to practice the skills taught by our certified lead instructors. This 7hr course is split into 2 sessions. During the first 3hr session, you’ll learn to lead climb: how to clip and un-clip the rope from quickdraws, rope handling skills and how to fall confidently, avoiding and minimizing risk. The second session is longer with 4hrs to allow for more supervised climbing time. You’ll learn how to lead belay using a Petzl GriGri to take and give slack when your climber needs. You will also learn rope management and how to catch falls to minimize risk for your climber and yourself. We recommend that you’re comfortable climbing 5.10 to complete the course. Must have your own dynamic climbing rope, GriGri and locking carabiner. Lessons must be booked in advance. Pricing of our Lead Climbing Classes are location specific. Click the button below to view the rates at your chosen location.

Private Coaching

Unlock your climbing potential with a private assessment with one of our climbing coaches. Maybe you want to develop your weaknesses and make them your strengths, perhaps you need help to break through a barrier or get over a plateau; a customized coaching session will address your specific needs. First, you will do a climbing consultation and assessment with a coach. This is your opportunity to explain your challenge and express your goals. Your coach will observe your climbing to understand your movement and get a baseline of what needs to be developed. Next, they will provide tips, pointers and techniques to get you through your challenge. Climbing is learned kinesthetically through the muscle memory of repeated movement. Your coach will help you feel the movements so it becomes what you know intuitively. Sometimes it just takes a nudge in the right direction or a little nugget of knowledge, let our coaches help you along your climbing journey.


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for additional sessions

All prices are subject to HST and may change without notice.

Climbing instruction at Aspire Climbing Gym in Milton and Whitby
Adaptive climbing at Aspire Climbing Gym in Milton and Whitby

Adaptive Climbing

The Adaptive Climbing Program is for those with permanent disabilities looking to climb. If you have a disability that limits your normal day-to-day life, then this program is for you. We welcome casual climbers from ages 5+ as well as those looking for a more advanced style of climbing or to possibly compete. Our staff as well as our facility has been trained and certified by the Adaptive Climbing Society and is able to accommodate those with all kinds of limitations such as Amputation, Spinal Cord Injuries, Visual impairment, Autism and more.   To learn more and register online, click the link below. You are also welcome to come and visit us if you are just looking to check out the facilities and speak to our staff. If you have any questions please reach out to

Gym To Crag Outdoor Instruction

Take your indoor rock climbing skills and explore the thrill of real rock in the great outdoors! Get a safe introduction to outdoor rock climbing with the guidance of certified instructors. Through our Gym to Crag courses, you can learn the basics in bouldering, top-rope, top-rope anchor building, sport climbing and trad!

Ontario outdoor climbing lessons by Aspire Climbing Gym in Milton and Whitby
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