Youth climbing training

Climbing is a versatile hobby and it is easy to get involved in. People, and especially children are naturally inclined towards climbing. Climbing develops both body and mind, and doing sports in a group setting creates a sense of community and friendship.

Climbing is a very safe sport. There are always two instructors in each group. The group capacity reflects the age of the children. At ages under 10 years, we try to keep the group size under 10. With older children, the groups usually have 12-16 participants.

Our club offers guided climbing for children from the age of 5 to 17 years. At present, there are 20 training groups, training for 90 minute sessions from Monday to Thursday between 4 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. It is also possible to have 2-3 trainings per week.

The youngest (aged 5-9) train on Saturdays at 10.00, 11.00 and 12.00  in 60 minute sessions. There is also a group for the younger ones on Mondays 16.30 and Wednesday 16.30.

If You have a child who would be interested in weekly climbing please contact katri(at) or call Katri Kauppala 040 5680522. We will help you in every way and let you know which group would be possible.

Competitive training

Our club is invested in competitive sports. We offer an small group for individuals who are interested in climbing as a competitive sport. The group has a more individualized guidance in goal oriented training. For details, please contact Nora Isomäki (

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How to start?

Prospective climbers or their parents should contact for consultation of group placement. Even though the training semesters begin in mid-August and in January, you can jump in and join us in the middle of the season. You only pay for the training that remains. The autumn season lasts from August until Christmas time, and the spring season lasts from January to end of May. There are in total 19 training sessions per season.

Cost of training

The price consists of a training fee and a club membership.

Prices are:

  • 1 training session per week 310 € / season
  • 2 training sessions per week 575 € (310 € + 265 €) / season
  • 3 training sessions per week 725 € (310 € + 265 + 150 €) / season

The sibling discount is 25% for the second child and 35% for the third child.

A participating child must also be a member of the club. Annual membership for the children   71€ for the year 2020. Through the membership, the child receives all membership benefits, including the insurance through the Finnish Climbing Association, and provided by OP Pohjola (deductible € 200 / per accident). 


Training days and where to find us in Salmisaari (see below for where to find the spaces):


Vko 32 Junnutila
Vko 33 Terassi (ti, ke, to, 16 ja 16.30 JUNNUTILA)

Vko 34 Keivi (ke 16.30 JUNNUTILA)
Vko 35 Junnutila


Season start ”Junnuilta” for all climbers and family Sat 22.8.


Vko 36 Terassi (ti, ke, to, 16 ja 16.30 JUNNUTILA)

Vko 37 Keivi (ke 16.30 JUNNUTILA)
Vko 38 Junnutila

Vko 39 Terassi (ti, ke, to, 16 ja 16.30 JUNNUTILA)


Vko 40 Keivi (ke 16.30 JUNNUTILA)
Vko 41 Junnutila
Vko 43 Terassi (ti, ke, to, 16 ja 16.30 JUNNUTILA)


Vko 44 Keivi (ke 16.30 JUNNUTILA)
Vko 45 Junnutila
Vko 46 Terassi

Vko 47 Keivi


Vko 48 Junnutila
Vko 49 Terassi (ti, ke, to, 16 ja 16.30 JUNNUTILA)

Vko 50 Keivi (ke 16.30 JUNNUTILA)


AND 19.12. Season ending party for all climbers


Training weeks 18 and season starting- and ending for all, which make up for  autumn break.

Superjunnut, Wed 16.30 and Sat groups are always in Junnutila.

Tue and Thu 16.00 groups don’t go to the terrace ”terassi”.




JUNNUTILA : Salmisaari gym, 2. floor from the elevators vasto the left and to the end of the hallway.

TERASSI: Throught the gym to the terrace. Only through Junnutila (be on time, door is locked) or K1 floor up the metal stairway -ask from the staff and tell them you are in Junnuryhmät, Junior climbing training)

KEIVI: Bouldering room in 1. floor