Intermediate Youth Team (all abilities welcome)
The Intermediate Youth Team is for kids, ages 9-18, who are ready to take their climbing to the next level, but are not interested in competing or need to improve a bit more before trying out for Team Granite Arch (see below). The Intermediate Team practices twice a week from 4 to 6:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Our coaches will help Intermediate Team members sharpen their skills which will enable them to improve their strength, endurance and proficiency as climbers. Team members in this group will also be introduced to more advanced levels of climbing such as crack climbing, lead climbing and lead belaying. Intermediate Team members are strongly encouraged to have their own equipment (shoes, harness, chalk bag, locking carabiner and belay device).
COST: $119.00 per month, if you have your own equipment (if you do not have your own equipment, add $40/month for equipment rental for Tuesday/Thursday practice sessions)
● All Intermediate Team members have a standard youth/young adult membership (does not include equipment rental)
Competitive Youth Team: Team Granite Arch (intermediate level and above)
The Competitive Youth Team is for those young climbers, ages 9-18, who are ready for the challenge of indoor climbing competition. Team practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There is also an optional Saturday practice (additional fee required for Saturday practice—see below).
In training team members for competition, our experienced coaches help members focus on climbing technique, strength, endurance and core balance, as well as diet, hydration and stretching.
Places on the Competitive Team will be determined by tryouts held at the end of August each year or by invitation of coaches at other times of the year. Participation at this level requires dedication and a desire to improve oneself. All team members must be proficient at belaying. Lead climbing and lead belaying are also stressed in this group. Competitive Team members must have their own equipment (shoes, harness, chalk bag, locking carabiner and belay device).
COST: $119.00 per month
● All Competitive Team members have a standard youth/young adult membership (does not include equipment rental)
● Optional Saturday practice for competitive team members is an additional $7.00 per individual Saturday session or competitive team members can purchase a 10 punch “Saturday Practice Punch Card” for $56.00.