Youth Climbing Team

Boy climbing the rock wall.
Stretching before climbing
Preparation
Students giving instruction
Group Shot

The Youth Climbing Team (YCT) is designed to help youth not only learn about climbing but also help develop self-confidence and personal goal setting. As a group, the team works together to keep each other safe as well as encourage each other. The YCT coaches are Miami students who are dedicated to teaching the sport of rock climbing and working with youth.

Our youngest group of climbers strive to develop the fundamentals of safe climbing. Introductory concepts such as knot tying, spotting, and climbing vocabulary are integrated into plenty of time on the wall experiencing climbing first hand! If your child is looking to EXPLORE climbing, this is the place.

Spring 2019 Season

February 4 to May 9.

Session A: February 4–March 14
Session B: March 18–May 9
(No practices March 25–29 or April 22–26 for Spring Breaks)

  • Mondays: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m. OR
  • Wednesdays: 3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. OR
  • Thursdays: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Cost

Six-week session (A or B): $90 each
Twelve-week session (Full): $175

Register

After learning the fundamentals, young climbers can begin to DISCOVER more opportunities in climbing. At this point each climber is beginning to set their own goals. Our coaches then work with them to take the necessary steps to reach these goals. More advanced techniques are introduced as each climber’s ability increases. Returning climbers can help new climbers catch up, so don't worry if your 8–10 year old has never climbed with us before.

Spring 2019 Season

February 4 to May 9.

Session A: February 4–March 14
Session B: March 18–May 9
(No practices March 25–29 or April 22–26 for Spring Breaks)

  • Mondays: 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. OR
  • Wednesdays: 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

Cost

Six-week session (A or B): $90 each 
Twelve-week session (Full): $175

Register

Our middle school aged climbers continue to solidify climbing fundamentals while combining all the skills learned up to this point. The ADVENTURE has only begun as we introduce new challenges and maneuvers. More advanced techniques are discussed and put into practice as each climber supports and observes each other in their development. Climbers will have the opportunity to become “Belay Qualified” and literally support one another in growing their climbing skills.

Spring 2019 Season

February 4 to May 9.

Session A: February 4–March 14
Session B: March 18–May 9
(No practices March 25–29 or April 22–26 for Spring Breaks)

  • Wednesdays: 4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. OR
  • Thursdays: 4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Cost

Six-week session (A or B): $110 
Twelve-week session (Full): $200

Register

Our high schoolers are able to focus more specifically on what they want to get out of climbing and hone specific skills. Amongst the team, some solid friendships are created and climbers are able to support and critique each other in a safe environment. Limits are pushed in Seeking each climber’s goals.

Spring 2019 Season

February 4 to May 9.

Session A: February 4–March 14
Session B: March 18–May 9
(No practices March 25–29 or April 22–26 for Spring Breaks)

  • Wednesdays: 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Cost

Six–week session (A or B): $120
Twelve–week session (Full): $230

Register

The Youth Climbing Team plans 2 trips each season to provide climbers with experience climbing at locations other than our wall. To join either trip, climbers must be registered separately. Climbers that are only registered for half sessions (A or B) are eligible to sign up for these trips

Rock Quest: Cincinnati, Ohio

While the weather is still chilly, we'll take advantage of a great indoor climbing destination. RockQuest is a gym in the Sharonville area focused purely on climbing and an awesome opportunity for our climbers to see more of the climbing world.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 9/9:00 am–2:00 pm
Ages: 5 & Up
Program Fee: $45

What to bring:Water bottle and sack lunch

Register

Mad River Gorge: Springfield, Ohio

When spring finally arrives, we'll head back out for some outdoor climbing. Mad River Gorge offers some beginner climbing opportunities right here in Ohio, only about an hour and a half drive outside of Oxford!

Date/Time: Saturday, April 6 (weather back-up May 11)
Ages: 8 & Up
Program Fee: $45

What to bring:Water bottle and sack lunch

Register

Explorers (age 5-7)

Our youngest group of climbers strive to develop the fundamentals of safe climbing. Introductory concepts such as knot tying, spotting, and climbing vocabulary are integrated into plenty of time on the wall experiencing climbing first hand! If your child is looking to EXPLORE climbing, this is the place.

Spring 2019 Season

February 4 to May 9.

Session A: February 4–March 14
Session B: March 18–May 9
(No practices March 25–29 or April 22–26 for Spring Breaks)

  • Mondays: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m. OR
  • Wednesdays: 3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. OR
  • Thursdays: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Cost

Six-week session (A or B): $90 each
Twelve-week session (Full): $175

Register

Discoverers (age 8-10)

After learning the fundamentals, young climbers can begin to DISCOVER more opportunities in climbing. At this point each climber is beginning to set their own goals. Our coaches then work with them to take the necessary steps to reach these goals. More advanced techniques are introduced as each climber’s ability increases. Returning climbers can help new climbers catch up, so don't worry if your 8–10 year old has never climbed with us before.

Spring 2019 Season

February 4 to May 9.

Session A: February 4–March 14
Session B: March 18–May 9
(No practices March 25–29 or April 22–26 for Spring Breaks)

  • Mondays: 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. OR
  • Wednesdays: 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

Cost

Six-week session (A or B): $90 each 
Twelve-week session (Full): $175

Register

Adventurers (age 11-13)

Our middle school aged climbers continue to solidify climbing fundamentals while combining all the skills learned up to this point. The ADVENTURE has only begun as we introduce new challenges and maneuvers. More advanced techniques are discussed and put into practice as each climber supports and observes each other in their development. Climbers will have the opportunity to become “Belay Qualified” and literally support one another in growing their climbing skills.

Spring 2019 Season

February 4 to May 9.

Session A: February 4–March 14
Session B: March 18–May 9
(No practices March 25–29 or April 22–26 for Spring Breaks)

  • Wednesdays: 4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. OR
  • Thursdays: 4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Cost

Six-week session (A or B): $110 
Twelve-week session (Full): $200

Register

Seekers (age 14-16)

Our high schoolers are able to focus more specifically on what they want to get out of climbing and hone specific skills. Amongst the team, some solid friendships are created and climbers are able to support and critique each other in a safe environment. Limits are pushed in Seeking each climber’s goals.

Spring 2019 Season

February 4 to May 9.

Session A: February 4–March 14
Session B: March 18–May 9
(No practices March 25–29 or April 22–26 for Spring Breaks)

  • Wednesdays: 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Cost

Six–week session (A or B): $120
Twelve–week session (Full): $230

Register

Day Trips

The Youth Climbing Team plans 2 trips each season to provide climbers with experience climbing at locations other than our wall. To join either trip, climbers must be registered separately. Climbers that are only registered for half sessions (A or B) are eligible to sign up for these trips

Rock Quest: Cincinnati, Ohio

While the weather is still chilly, we'll take advantage of a great indoor climbing destination. RockQuest is a gym in the Sharonville area focused purely on climbing and an awesome opportunity for our climbers to see more of the climbing world.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 9/9:00 am–2:00 pm
Ages: 5 & Up
Program Fee: $45

What to bring:Water bottle and sack lunch

Register

Mad River Gorge: Springfield, Ohio

When spring finally arrives, we'll head back out for some outdoor climbing. Mad River Gorge offers some beginner climbing opportunities right here in Ohio, only about an hour and a half drive outside of Oxford!

Date/Time: Saturday, April 6 (weather back-up May 11)
Ages: 8 & Up
Program Fee: $45

What to bring:Water bottle and sack lunch

Register

Contact Us

Bridget Oliver
513-529-1434
oliverbm@MiamiOH.edu