YOUTH Programs

Our vision for youth programming is to develop, inspire, and support lifelong climbers in an environment where youth work together to find individual success in sport and life. We view climbing as a cyclical process through which the overall experience including connection within the community can transcend age, gender, and ability.

Adventure Series
Adventure Series (4-Week)

The Adventure Series is a 4-week recreational program for youth interested in progressing as a climber in a structured environment with the help of experienced coaches. In this program, youth will be taught basic climbing technique, climbing etiquette, and how to belay. With this knowledge, youth will have the opportunity to transition into our club team or competitive programs based on their goals.

DAYS + TIMES

  • Friday
    • 4:00pm – 5:30pm
    • 5:45pm – 7:15pm

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 7 – 13 yrs

PRICE

  • $149 (4-week session)

INCLUDES

  • 4-week pre-paid membership
  • Rental gear
  • Free belay lesson for parents
Summit Team
SUMMIT TEAM

Summit is San Diego’s premier youth climbing team for climbers ages 9-18. This program supports athletes competing in USA Climbing events in bouldering, sport climbing and speed climbing. Coaches provide athletes with a challenging but supportive environment to pursue their climbing goals through competition-specific coaching, individualized training plans and mental training education. This program is by coach invitation only.

DAYS + TIMES

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm (ages 9-11)
    • 4:30pm – 7:00pm
    • 5:30pm – 8:00pm

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must compete in at least one discipline (bouldering, sport or speed)
  • Must have their own gear
  • Coach invitation only

PRICE

  • $395/month

INCLUDES

  • Athlete membership to all Mesa Rim facilities
  • Free belay lesson for one parent
  • One discounted gym membership for parent
  • Team and Practice jerseys
  • Discounts to Academy training clinics and mock comps
Ascent Team
ASCENT TEAM

Ascent is a weekly program that gives athletes the opportunity to explore competitive climbing in a low stakes environment. This program is for athletes who strive to improve their skills. They are not required to compete, but are encouraged to be curious and are given opportunities to learn about competitive climbing. Athletes are placed in Ascent by coach recommendation, assessments and tryouts.

DAYS + TIMES

  • Monday/Wednesday
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 11-13 yrs
  • Must schedule a drop-in assessment OR have some prior climbing experience

PRICE

  • $275/month

INCLUDES

  • Athlete membership to all Mesa Rim facilities
  • Rental gear for 60 days
  • Free belay lesson for one parent
  • One discounted gym membership for parent/guardian
  • Team and Practice jerseys
  • Discounts to Academy training clinics and mock comps
Adult Training Program
Basecamp

Our Basecamp program is a weekly program for youth interested in learning basic climbing technique under the guidance of a coach. This program is best suited for children with some climbing experience, either through our drop-in programs, camps or Adventure Series. For athletes with no climbing experience, we require a drop-in assessment with a coach to determine if Basecamp is a good fit for your child.

DAYS + TIMES

1-Day Basecamp:

  • Friday
    • 3:30pm – 5:00pm

2-Day Basecamp

  • Monday/Wednesday
    • 3:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday
    • 3:30pm – 5:00pm

3-Day Basecamp

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    • 3:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
    • 3:30pm – 5:00pm

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 7-11 yrs
  • Must schedule a drop-in assessment OR have some prior climbing experience

PRICE

  • 1-Day Basecamp $150/month
  • 2-Day Basecamp $250/month
  • 3-Day Basecamp $350/month 

INCLUDES

  • Athlete membership to all Mesa Rim facilities
  • Rental gear for 60 days
  • Free belay lesson for one parent
  • One discounted gym membership for parent
  • One athlete jersey per season (must be worn to all practices)
Peak
PEAK

Peak is a weekly program for athletes seeking to improve their climbing technique in a non-competitive atmosphere. This group is for beginner to intermediate climbers who do not want to compete but are enthusiastic about learning how to be better climbers.

DAYS + TIMES

  • Tuesday/Thursday
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 14-18 yrs

PRICE

  • $275/month

INCLUDES

  • Athlete membership to all Mesa Rim facilities
  • Rental gear for 60 days
  • Free belay lesson for parent
  • One discounted gym membership for parent
  • Team jersey

TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS

2015/16 to 2018/19 Bouldering Season Regional Team Champions

2015/16 to 2017/18 Sport and Speed Season Regional Team Champions

2016/17 to 2017/18 Bouldering Divisional Team Champions

2016/17 to 2017/18 Bouldering Sport and Speed Team Champions

2017/18 Bouldering Nationals 7th Place Team

Team Mesa Rim is proudly supported by outdoor retail companies: Black Diamond, FiveTen, Butora, SoiLL, and Scarpa.