Team Rise Up

Ongoing climbing instruction for youth and teens. Call us for more information or drop by to check it out!

Unlike most other sports where participation means beating an opponent, the nature of climbing allows it to be competitive with other climbers or simply with yourself. Our team members don’t have to compete in sanctioned events to grow and advance—the climbing itself often provides motivation enough. Although participating in USA Climbing’s youth competition series is encouraged (our Competitive Team practices emphasize the skills and training required to excel at competitions) non-competitive Climbing Club members will still enjoy the improvement in recreational climbing, as well increased self confidence and straight up fun.

The Team is segmented into four groups: Crag Monkeys (Mon/Wed) (ages 3-7), Tiny Crushers (Tue/Thu) (ages 3-7),  Beginner Squad (8-13years), Climbing Club (by tryout and those 14yrs+) , and Competitive Team—depending on aptitude, interests, and experience.


CRAG MONKEYS

The Crag Monkeys (ages 3-7) is for the little guys and girls who you just can’t keep from climbing up the walls at home! Fun games, educational climbing puzzles, memory games, and climbing arts and crafts will channel that energy into a great physical and mental workout, all while having a BLAST! Better yet–parents can climb while we take care of the kids!

Prerequisites: Must weigh a minimum of 30lbs

Must be able to follow simple instructions.

Must be relatively competent at using the restroom on their own.

Schedule: Two practices per week, Monday and Wednesday from 530-7PM

Cost: 8 week sessions for $199/session. Includes all equipment needed and a gym membership for the class term.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEXT CRAG MONKEY SESSION!


TINY CRUSHERS

The Tiny Crushers (ages 3-7) is for the little guys and girls who you just can’t keep from climbing up the walls at home! Fun games, educational climbing puzzles, memory games, and climbing arts and crafts will channel that energy into a great physical and mental workout, all while having a BLAST! Better yet–parents can climb while we take care of the kids!

Prerequisites: Must weigh a minimum of 30lbs

Must be able to follow simple instructions.

Must be relatively competent at using the restroom on their own.

Schedule: Two practices per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 330-5PM

Cost: 8 week sessions for $199/session. Includes all equipment needed and a gym membership for the class term.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEXT TINY CRUSHERS SESSION!

 


BEGINNER SQUAD

Our Beginner Squad (ages 8-13) focuses on climbing safety basics and our primary goal of experiencing fun, multi-dimensional activities designed to build confidence, coordination and self-sufficiency in a climbing oriented environment. Beginners start out learning to put on a harness, belay, and use the holds effectively. Team building games are interspersed with climbing activities to keep the program fresh and the kids interested.

Prerequisites: None.

Schedule: Two practices per week, Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-7 pm.
Cost: 8 week sessions for $169/session, $300 if purchasing two session simultaneously. Includes all equipment needed and a gym membership for the class term. $10 sibling discount per session.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEXT BEGINNER SQUAD SESSION!


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CLIMBING CLUB

The Climbing Club (by tryout and those 14yrs+) is our next step toward the Competitive Team. At this level we concentrate almost exclusively on improving climbing performance with an eye toward moving up to the next level. Increased emphasis on movement skills and physical conditioning are the core elements to the Climbing Club. The Club is broken up into two tiers, Junior and Advanced depending on age, skill level, and motivation.

Prerequisites: Must pass the Rise Up Climbing belay test, have demonstrated the ability to comfortably climb at a 5.7 level, and receive an instructor recommendation.
Schedule: On-going. Two sessions per week on Tuesday and Thursday from 530-730 pm.
Cost: Rise Up membership plus $60/month (total of $102/month). Also, Climbing Club members are expected to have their own shoes, harness and chalk bag.


COMPETITIVE TEAM

The Competitive Team is Rise Up’s competitive level of instruction. Our goal is for each climber to pursue his or her potential in a supportive but demanding environment. Advanced climbers spend additional time and effort conditioning as well as learning to effectively participate in sanctioned regional competitions. The team travels to regional venues twice per year to compete against climbers from other facilities. For those talented enough, the series culminates in an annual national championship!

Prerequisites: Must have passed the Rise Up Climbing belay test and be able to on-sight 5.9 (10 years and under), 5.10a (11-12 years), or 5.10b (over 12 years).
Schedule: On-going. Two sessions per week on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-7:30 pm.
Cost: Rise Up membership plus $93/month (total $135/month). Also, Competitive Team members are expected to have their own shoes, harness and chalk bag.


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