Youth Climbing Teams

Information & Booking

Ages 8 - 18

Petra Cliffs Climbing Team prides itself on being the best place for kids of all abilities to come, learn, and climb!  Our primary goal is to help make climbing fun & accessible to kids of all ages & ability levels, and to provide increased challenge to those who hunger for it. Climbing is a life-long sport that starts with having great experiences as a young climber.  To help all of our kids achieve their climbing goals & get the most out of team, we have three different options for team climbers. Keep scrolling to see a list of what Team Enrollment includes. 

Recreational 

  • Practices Monday & Wednesday  TIME CHANGE 4:45 - 6:45 PM
  • Focus on having fun, building good climbing technique, & learning to climb & belay safely
  • Perfect for climbers who love the camaraderie & learning of climbing team but who aren't as interested in competing
  • Rec Team members are encouraged to come and climb outside of practices as much as possible

Competition

  • Practices Monday & Wednesday 5:15-7:15 PM
  • For climbers who are dedicated to working hard to improving their climbing skills
  • Focus on developing climbing technique & learning more advanced skills
  • Perfect for climbers who want to train for and compete in local, regional, and national USA Climbing competitions.

    • There is a participation requirement of 2 competitions per season

  • Practice includes a dedicated workout at the end of each session
  • Participants in the Competitive Team are strongly encouraged to come in to climb outside of scheduled practice hours to further their training

We have no strict age cut-off for either group; we have found it's best to work with each member of the team to identify his or her skill level, goals, and maturity level. Taking those factors into consideration, our coaches are able to help each climber find the best fit for them!

Pro Team (Limited to 10 participants)

  • Practices Monday, Wednesday 5:15-7:45 PM & Thursday 5:15-7:15 PM
  • For those who wish to become a finely tuned athlete dedicated to hard work, training, and bettering one's skill

    • Smaller group size allows for a more customized training and working

  • Focuses on advanced level climbing & bouldering skills and dedication to training
  • Designed for those who wish to compete in Divisional and National USA Climbing competitions

    • Participation in at least 4 regional competitions per session strongly encouraged
    • At least 1 year of Comp team or equivalent experience and prior approval required for Pro Team

All Teams Include:

  • Full membership to Petra Cliffs and use of rental gear anytime throughout the session
  • Team t-shirt or tank
  • Evolv climbing shoe discount
  • Discounted entry to Petra Cliffs competitions
  • Parents receive 40% off memberships
  • USAC Memberships NOT included for Competitive & Pro Teams

 Meet our staff!

Winter 2017 Session: Registration will open December 5, 2016

January 23rd to March 22nd - (week off for Feb/Mar break)

Cost: $275 Rec Team / $315 Comp Team 

*** Payment due in full at time of registration. Please contact us if you wish to discuss other payment options. 

Pro Team Winter Session: Registration opening December 2016

December 19th to March 22 - (No practice 12/26 or 1/2 & week off for Feb/Mar break)

Cost: $685.00 Pro Team  -- Prior approval required to register -- Please call or email sarah@ petracliffs.com with questions.

*** Payment due in full at time of registration. Please contact us if you wish to discuss other payment options.

Spring 2017 Session: Registration opens March 1, 2017

March 27th - May 24th - (week off for April break)

Cost: $275 Rec Team / $315 Comp Team 

*** Payment due in full at time of registration. Please contact us if you wish to discuss other payment options. 

Fall 2016 Session: 

September 12 - December 14 - (week of Thanksgiving off)

Cost: $350 for Rec Team / $415 for Comp Team / $615 for Pro Team

*** Payment due in full at time of registration. Please contact us if you wish to discuss other payment options. 


If climbers advanced to the Divisional or National (or beyond) competitions, Petra Cliffs will work with the individual climbers to develop additional climbing & training sessions (not included in regular season fee). 

Please call the gym at 802.657.3872 or email our Youth Programs Coordinator at sarah@ petracliffs.com with any questions