stonetree YOUTH CLIMBING TEAM

thank you for your interest in our climbing team.  registrations are closed and the team is full for the spring session.  check back this summer about the fall session to begin in early september.

Ages 6 and up

Meet Paul Davidson, our Manager and Head Climbing Team Coach!!

Paul grew up hiking, camping, and rock climbing in the Adirondack mountains of New York state. He’s traveled the world for work and pleasure, visiting places like Morocco, Ecuador, and Columbia. Paul spent seven weeks seeing the best of the U.S. on a bicycle trip from Seattle, Washington to Bar Harbor, Maine. Not one to be content with the contiguous United States, Paul guided both sea kayaking in Alaska and trips with the Wild Traveler in Hawaii. Paul is passionate about outdoor education and has more than ten years of experience in the field. In his spare time, Paul loves to rock climb, cross country ski, and spend time backpacking.

Hello Climbing Team Members and Families!

Did you know that climbing is now an Olympic sport?  The first Olympic Climbing Event will debut at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020! In the interest of developing the sport and our climbers’ abilities, we’re pleased to present the climbing team at Stonetree!

New for Session III (March 12-May 10)!!  There has been a tremendous interest in the climbing team at Stonetree.  Due to the high number or participants we will host three practices sessions so climbers can get more individual attention. Our Beginner Team will practice from 4-5 pm Tuesday and Thursday, and the Advanced Team will practice from 5:30-6:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday. Our Intermediate Team will practice Monday and Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm.  Please register your child for the session you think they belong but a final determination on will be made by the coaches during the first week of practice.

About the Competition Team:

Climbers from any group (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) are welcome to join the Comp Team which only is held in the fall, during bouldering season. The Comp Team will meet at the usual times during the week, and enjoy an additional practice (day and time TBD). Climbing is about community, and the Comp Team will travel to Freestone Climbing Gym in Missoula and Spire Climbing Center in Bozeman (dates to be determined) to experience other gyms and their route setting style.  

We look forward to seeing you at our first practice on Monday, March 12. Our coaches will work hard to make the Stonetree Climbing Team a rewarding experience for all of our climbers. 

Please register for the team on the classes tab.  Comp team registration as well as member registrations will be done at the gym.   Climbers will be placed on appropriate teams by the coaches the week of March 12.  

This session runs from March 12- May 10.  The price is $180 for non members (and includes a membership to the gym please sign up on line.)  The comp team is an additional $150 per session (please sign up at the gym.)  Additionally, we have an expanded after school program on Monday and Wednesday till 5 pm.  Paul is available these afternoons for limited instruction.  PLEASE NOTE CLIMBERS UNDER 12 MAY ONLY BE DROPPED AT THE GYM FOR A MAXIMUM OF 2 HOURS.

Thank you and we are looking forward to another great season of climbing! 

Additional Information

The Climbing Team at Stonetree Climbing Center is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3).  (Please contact the gym if you would like sponsorship information).  The team provides opportunity for area youth to develop skills, passion, and enthusiasm for rock climbing. Our team is dedicated to building community while improving individual climbing ability. We focus on developing bouldering skills, although we may dabble in some roped climbing.

Stonetree’s Climbing Team is divided into three groups: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Climbers from the Intermediate and Advanced group are welcome to participate in our Comp Team. Comp Team climbers are expected to attend the additional practice and compete in at least two area climbing competitions (Missoula and Bozeman dates to be determined.)

Practices are structured to reflect the needs and interests of climbers. A typical practice will include free climb time, warm up, group activities (technical instruction, stations, etc), and cool down.

Dates and Times

Beginner Climbing Team meets Tuesday/Thursday from 4-5 pm.

Intermediate Climbing Team meets Monday/Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Advanced Climbing Team meets Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Competition Team meetinf day and time TBD in September.

Session I September 12-December 7

Session III January 16- March 8

Session III March 12- May 10

Expectations

We expect climbers to respect themselves, each other, and the space. Climbers should arrive on time ready to participate, to give their best effort, and encourage their teammates. Climbers will follow the rules of the gym and practice safe falling and spotting.

Equipment

Climbing team members are welcome to use their own climbing shoes or wear rental shoes during climbing team practices and competitions.

Climbers should come prepared for practice with comfortable clothing and water bottles.

Competitions

USA Climbing Membership

Climbers wishing to compete in USA Climbing (USAC) competitions must have an active USAC membership prior to their first competition.  The cost is $95 for the entire season (September 1st – August 31st). This includes the bouldering and sport climbing seasons.

Climbers interested in climbing at a single competition have the option of paying a $10 day member fee.

For more information about USA Climbing or to purchase a membership, visit www.usaclimbing.org.

Travel and Transportation

Climbers and their families are responsible for travel and accommodations for competitions. Families are encouraged to coordinate and carpool.

Additional Fees

    • USA Climbing Membership ($95)

    • Local Comp Entry Fees ($35-$55/comp)

    • Travel expenses

    • Regional Championship entry Fee ($90-$100)

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

We are pleased to offer a Monday and Wednesday After School Program starting Wednesday January 3.  This will be a drop in program for $10 available from after school till 5 pm.  Climbing instruction and climbing games will be the main focus of these afternoons.  Remember to please pack extra snacks for your climber these days!  This is a drop in program, no need to sign up, just show up!