Youth Climbing Team

Youth Climbing Team

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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 2020 Season

February 3-April 30

Session A: February 3-March 12
Session B: March 16-April 30- *Session B has been canceled in accordance with the directives of Miami University, the Governor, and the Ohio Department of Health.

  • 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 2020 Season

February 3-April 30

Session A: February 3-March 12
Session B: March 16-April 30- *Session B has been canceled in accordance with the directives of Miami University, the Governor, and the Ohio Department of Health.

  • 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 2020 Season

February 3-April 30

Session A: February 3-March 12
Session B: March 16-April 30- *Session B has been canceled in accordance with the directives of Miami University, the Governor, and the Ohio Department of Health.

  • 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.

Spring 2020 Season

February 3-April 30

Session A: February 3-March 12
Session B: March 16-April 30-*Session B has been canceled in accordance with the directives of Miami University, the Governor, and the Ohio Department of Health.

  • 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

Mosaic Climbing: Loveland, OH

Even if it's too chilly to get outside, we wanna escape our same old scene and take some climbers to experience a new, modern climbing gym.

Date: Saturday, February 15
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Ages: 5 & Up
Program Fee: $45

What to bring: Water bottle and sack lunch

Register

Mad River Gorge: Springfield, OH

With warmer spring weather in our grasps, we'll take the opportunity to take some of our climbers outside to climb on real rock.

DateSunday, April 26
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
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 2020 Season

February 3-April 30

Session A: February 3-March 12
Session B: March 16-April 30- *Session B has been canceled in accordance with the directives of Miami University, the Governor, and the Ohio Department of Health.

  • 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 2020 Season

February 3-April 30

Session A: February 3-March 12
Session B: March 16-April 30- *Session B has been canceled in accordance with the directives of Miami University, the Governor, and the Ohio Department of Health.

  • 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 2020 Season

February 3-April 30

Session A: February 3-March 12
Session B: March 16-April 30- *Session B has been canceled in accordance with the directives of Miami University, the Governor, and the Ohio Department of Health.

  • 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.

Spring 2020 Season

February 3-April 30

Session A: February 3-March 12
Session B: March 16-April 30-*Session B has been canceled in accordance with the directives of Miami University, the Governor, and the Ohio Department of Health.

  • 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

Mosaic Climbing: Loveland, OH

Even if it's too chilly to get outside, we wanna escape our same old scene and take some climbers to experience a new, modern climbing gym.

Date: Saturday, February 15
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Ages: 5 & Up
Program Fee: $45

What to bring: Water bottle and sack lunch

Register

Mad River Gorge: Springfield, OH

With warmer spring weather in our grasps, we'll take the opportunity to take some of our climbers outside to climb on real rock.

DateSunday, April 26
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages: 8 & Up
Program Fee: $45

What to bring: Water bottle and sack lunch

Register