Effective October 6, 2020 Granite Arch will be open to members, punch card holders, and limited day use (i.e. no groups) following the guidelines and restrictions ordered by the State of California and the County of Sacramento due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Intermediate Youth Team (all abilities welcome) THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO OFFER IT AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE
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 time and days for the Intermediate Team practices will be announced once we are able to offer this program again.
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: NEW PRICING $145.00 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). The new pricing will take effect when we are able to offer this program again.
● 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 twice a week (currently Tuesday and Thursday). Practice times will be announced and may vary due to the state mandated COVID capacity limitations we are operating under.
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: NEW PRICING $145.00 per month
● All Competitive Team members have a standard youth/young adult membership (does not include equipment rental)
● Optional Friday practice is currently not offered.