First Visit


Climbing is an innate sport in humans. The proof, children climb everything they find within their reach!

The sport of rock climbing is increasingly practiced around the world and made its first appearance at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

This sport which requires physical work from the tips of the toes to the tips of the fingers is excellent as light physical exercise since you only use your own weight as resistance.

If you wish to push this sport further and to practice it more intensely, you will be challenged in increasingly difficult boulders and/or climbing routes requiring technique, physical training and surpassing oneself.

Information for climbing with children



Each person entering the center must complete the liability form. To speed up the process, please fill it out online. You must bring an ID to validate your liability form on the first visit.
UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE? Minors must have the consent form filled out by a parent or responsible adult either online or on site.


Once there, our advisers will introduce you to the different rates, from a single entry to a membership for the year.


Finally, in order to familiarize yourself with our center and ensure your safety, a brief guided tour will allow you to familiarize yourself with the facilities and regulations and thus make your "first steps" in the world of climbing at the Crux.


Our two centers are ideal for anyone who wants to start climbing. If you want to try all the different forms of climbing or if you come with children, we strongly suggest that you come to the Boisbriand branch. A reservation is required for the family beginner section. See the button below.

Reservation family beginner section (Boisbriand)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Sportswear (shorts accepted)
  • For your first visit, we will rent you a pair of climbing shoes free of charge depending on availability. You can also wear your pair of sneakers.
  • Bring your reusable water bottle, we have fountains to fill them. We do not sell disposable water bottles.

Laval, you don't have to make a reservation

Boisbriand, you don't have to make a reservation for bouldering and rope climbing, only for the auto-belay

For boulering the minimum age is 8 years old

For climbing there is no minimum age, but a minimum weight of 22 pounds. We strongly suggest ages 4 and up.

For the workout area, you must be 14 years of age or older.

To be unaccompanied in the center, you must be 16 and over.

If you are coming with a child under the age of 16, it is important to be aware of our regulations and be informed about our training Youth Safety.

To start in climbing or bouldering, you do not need any training apart from the guided tour called first steps.

We have a climbing school with instructors certified by the Fédération Québécoise de la montagne et escalade.

We offer top rope classes, lead classes, outdoor climbing classes as well as technical training. You can register alone and join other participants. See the tab Classes located in the menu.

We also offer lessons to children from 4 to 15 years old with our Action Directe division.

Absolutely, whether for climbing or bouldering, you can come alone.

Bouldering: This discipline is practiced alone. Having a team member is not necessary.

Climbing: Although the climbing route (top rope and lead) is practiced in pair with a climber and a belayer, the Boisbriand center is equipped with more than 20 auto-belays that allow you to practice alone.

Minimal 22 pounds

Maximal of 309 pounds

Bouldering is a climbing discipline that is practiced without rope, without harness, on a wall up to 16 feet high with a landing mat just over one foot thick.

Climbing is a discipline that is practiced either with auto-belays or in rope with a partner as well as climbing equipment (harness, rope and descent controller) on 32-foot walls.

Speed is a discipline which is practiced on a route identical to the international one as much for its configuration and its holds. Secured by an auto-belay you have to climb the route as quickly as possible.

Climbing is a social sport, it is easy to meet other climbers on site.

We also have a Facebook group where you can find other people looking for partners: Communauté d'escalade au Crux.

In each of the gyms, you will find a boutique offering a collection of clothing, climbing shoes and equipment.

In each of the gyms, you will find a bistro cafe, snacks and meals.

Crux is the term given to the most difficult section(s) of a route or boulder.
By the way, did you know that the end of our telephone number ...... 0515 is also related to the first route with the rating to cross the scale 5.15!

• Yes, if the dog owner has a card from a service dog association, the card must contain the necessary information for an employee to verify.

• The dog must be on a leash at all times. If that is not possible, a leash or a maximum 6-foot longe must be attached to one of our benches.

• A person accompanying a disabled person will not have to pay the accompanying fee if they present the C.A.L. card.

• The disabled person must pay the entrance fee.

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  • You can chat with our staff or floor supervisors
  • You can contact us by phone at 450.688.0515 ext. 401
  • You can write to us at info@lecrux.com

Welcome to the Crux family and your new passion, climbing