If you are thinking about joining the team then this is a great chance to meet our coaches and climb with others who share similar climbing goals. Once you decide that you love it, and you will, the first team practice will be held the following week (Sept. 6th and 8th).
The Recreational Team is the perfect fit for new climbers, whether they’re learning to climb or honing their skills. The Recreational Team trains once a week, on Thursdays from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
The cost of the Recreational Team is $120 per month and includes a monthly membership and all gear rentals. The Recreational Team is for those who want to learn more about climbing, but not necessarily to compete.
If your child develops an interest in competing, we can always move them to the next level. The kids will learn the same techniques as the Competition Team, but will not focus on the added challenges that arise from a competition setting.
This is the team for those wanting to challenge their skills, and compete against fellow climbers. The Competition Team has the opportunity to compete across the country against kids in the their own age groups. In competitions they will place individually, so your child can still be on top of the podium, even if the rest of the team didn’t do as well.
This team will train two times each week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Team fees are $200 per month, with membership and rentals included.
If you’d like to contribute to the team, we are currently seeking sponsorship. We’d love to put your business on our shirts as a display of our gratitude. This sponsorship helps us take the team to regional and national competitions.
Team dues will be paid on the 5th of each month as part of an automatic payment. Cancellation procedures and late fees will be the same as our EFT memberships.
There are two seasons involved in climbing: Climbing with ropes (Sport Climbing), and climbing without ropes (Bouldering). The Sport Climbing season starts in late February with Nationals in July. The Bouldering season starts in September and runs through the beginning of February.
There are five levels of competition: Local, Regional, Divisional, National and World Cup. It’s broken up by age groups (like other sports), starting with 11 and under (Youth D), 12/13 (Youth C), 13/14 (Youth B), 15/16 (Youth A), 17/18 (Juniors).
If your child decides to compete, you need to be aware of additional costs that will come up during the season. In Competitive Climbing, a climber must register with USA Climbing in order for any of their competitions to count. This fee runs around $75 for the full season, which covers both Sport Climbing and Bouldering. The climber must compete in at least two local competitions, between Atlanta and Athens, each having an entrance fee around $40. The Regionals fee costs around $75, The Divisionals fee is roughly $100, Nationals $150, World Cup = $$$.