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.

Fall 2019 Season

September 4-November 25

Session A: September 4–October 14
Session B: October 16–November 25

  • 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.

Fall 2019 Season

September 4-November 25

Session A: September 4–October 14
Session B: October 16–November 25

  • 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.

Fall 2019 Season

September 4-November 25

Session A: September 4–October 14
Session B: October 16–November 25

  • 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 each
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.

Fall 2019 Season

September 4-November 25

Session A: September 4–October 14
Session B: October 16–November 25

  • Wednesdays: 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Cost

Six–week session (A or B): $120 each
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

Mad River Gorge: Springfield, Ohio

Before the weather gets too cold, we want to get some outdoor climbing in! 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, October 5
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 & Up
Program Fee: $45

What to bring: Water bottle and sack lunch

Register

Rock Quest: Sharonville, Ohio

Once the weather turns too chilly to play outside, we'll escape to another indoor climbing gym to explore more climbing. RockQuest is a YCT tradition and an awesome opportunity four our climbers to experience different wall features and types of climbing.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 & 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.

Fall 2019 Season

September 4-November 25

Session A: September 4–October 14
Session B: October 16–November 25

  • 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.

Fall 2019 Season

September 4-November 25

Session A: September 4–October 14
Session B: October 16–November 25

  • 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.

Fall 2019 Season

September 4-November 25

Session A: September 4–October 14
Session B: October 16–November 25

  • 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 each
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.

Fall 2019 Season

September 4-November 25

Session A: September 4–October 14
Session B: October 16–November 25

  • Wednesdays: 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Cost

Six–week session (A or B): $120 each
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

Mad River Gorge: Springfield, Ohio

Before the weather gets too cold, we want to get some outdoor climbing in! 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, October 5
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 & Up
Program Fee: $45

What to bring: Water bottle and sack lunch

Register

Rock Quest: Sharonville, Ohio

Once the weather turns too chilly to play outside, we'll escape to another indoor climbing gym to explore more climbing. RockQuest is a YCT tradition and an awesome opportunity four our climbers to experience different wall features and types of climbing.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 & Up
Program Fee: $45

What to bring: Water bottle and sack lunch

Register