Climbing Team

The Planet Granite Youth Climbing Teams are ongoing, year-round programs designed for kids who are ready to take the next step in climbing. Our teams foster a love of both climbing and the mental and physical challenges climbing can present. Our curriculum focuses on advancing technical skill and increasing physical conditioning while maintaining a cooperative environment fueled by the support of fellow team members. Kids are placed in one of three teams: Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced and Competitive.

CLIMBING TEAM

Introductory Team

A once-a-week team for athletes with some climbing experience, who are hooked and want to learn more about climbing and the climbing community. This team introduces athletes to our team culture and community, teaches basic climbing skills, and helps athletes feel comfortable and excited to train with their peers. No competition participation required.

Dates: Fridays 4-6pm

Price: $160/month + $45 initiation fee (membership included)

Ages: 6-13

Prerequisites: After School or equivalent experience strongly recommended. Application and successful tryout is required. Contact Head Coach Ryan Dawson for more information or apply here.

*Initiation fee is only charged upon starting one new membership type. If converting from another membership type to Team, there is no initiation fee.

VERY IMPORTANT!

Waiver

Every visitor to Planet Granite must complete the liability waiver AND present a government-issued photo ID card within 30 days of completing the waiver. For minors under 18 years of age, the liability waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian*. If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of the adult’s government-issued photo ID for signature verification. *Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

Intermediate Team

A twice-a-week team for athletes who demonstrate love of the climbing community, enthusiasm to work with coaches and peers, and focus during practice. This team introduces athletes to physical, mental, and technical rock climbing skills as well as a more structured training environment. Participation in entry-level competitions encouraged.

Dates: Tuesdays & Fridays 4-6pm

Price: $200/month + $45 initiation fee (membership included)

Ages: 6-18

Prerequisites: Intro Team or equivalent experience strongly recommended. Application and successful tryout is required. Contact Head Coach Ryan Dawson for more information or apply here.

*Initiation fee is only charged upon starting one new membership type. If converting from another membership type to Team, there is no initiation fee.

VERY IMPORTANT!

Waiver

Every visitor to Planet Granite must complete the liability waiver AND present a government-issued photo ID card within 30 days of completing the waiver. For minors under 18 years of age, the liability waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian*. If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of the adult’s government-issued photo ID for signature verification. *Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

Advanced Team

A twice-a-week team for driven, focused, and mature athletes who demonstrate dedication to their team and mastery of basic climbing skills. This team introduces advanced movement skills, more extensive physical training, and preparation for performance situations. Participation in USA Climbing competitions strongly encouraged.

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-6:30pm

Price: $230/month + $45 initiation fee (membership included)

Ages: 6-18

Prerequisites: Intermediate Team or equivalent experience strongly recommended. Application and successful tryout is required. Contact Head Coach Ryan Dawson for more information or apply here.

*Initiation fee is only charged upon starting one new membership type. If converting from another membership type to Team, there is no initiation fee.

VERY IMPORTANT!

Waiver

Every visitor to Planet Granite must complete the liability waiver AND present a government-issued photo ID card within 30 days of completing the waiver. For minors under 18 years of age, the liability waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian*. If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of the adult’s government-issued photo ID for signature verification. *Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

Competitive Team

A three-times-per week team for exceptionally mature, driven, and dedicated athletes training for competition on the National stage and beyond. This team emphasizes sport-specific and competition-specific training. Participation in USA Climbing competitions is mandatory.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 4-7pm

Price: $280/month + $45 initiation fee (membership included)

Ages: 6-18

Prerequisites: Advanced Team or equivalent experience strongly recommended. Application and successful tryout is required. Contact Head Coach Ryan Dawson for more information or apply here.

*Initiation fee is only charged upon starting one new membership type. If converting from another membership type to Team, there is no initiation fee.

VERY IMPORTANT!

Waiver

Every visitor to Planet Granite must complete the liability waiver AND present a government-issued photo ID card within 30 days of completing the waiver. For minors under 18 years of age, the liability waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian*. If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of the adult’s government-issued photo ID for signature verification. *Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

TEAM FAQ

CAN MY CHILD JOIN TEAM?

Team is for youth ages 6-18. We ask that your child have the desire, passion and dedication to excel at climbing. All candidates are asked to meet with the Head Coach for an assessment. Please email to set this up.

We may have a long waitlist of climbers looking to get onto the team, so here are a few things that you should know to help get you on the waitlist and decide if team is right for your climber:

  • Our team typically runs at capacity so our waitlist can move slowly
  • On average we open 5-10 spots a year per gym
  • We ask that climbers who are looking to join team are able to climb at least 5.10a/b (without weighting the rope)
  • If interested in getting your climber on the waitlist, please email the head coach with the following information:
    • Name of climber
    • Age of climber
    • Climbing experience (indoor and outdoor)

IS MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED?

Yes! Membership is included as a benefit for kids who take part in team.

I AM A MEMBER, DO I GET A DISCOUNT?

The cost of team covers the coaching and team practices, and a membership is included as a benefit. Team dues are not discounted further if your child is already a member, is part of a family membreship, or does not want a membership.

CAN I FREEZE MY TEAM MEMBERSHIP?

Yes! Since the team meets year round, we understand that there will be times, either due to other sports or vacation, that you will want to place your team membership on hold. Team memberships are treated similarly to our regular monthly memberships; we can freeze or cancel your membership. Freezes must start on the 1st of the month, and cancels are effective on the last day of the month. Please email your head coach to freeze your membership.

WHAT IS THE PARENT'S ROLE IN TEAM?

Every participant and coach is choosing to be part of a team with a common mission to develop high performing climbing athletes in a way that emphasizes fun, fosters a love of the sport, and supports each team member’s personal development and growth. The Code of Conduct spells out the manner in which we’ll achieve the team’s mission and lays out expectations for both coaches and team members. If at any time a parent, coach, or team member has a concern about the well being of a team member, we encourage them to reach out to the Youth Protection Committee.