YOUTH PROGRAMS

Every climber is on a unique journey to reach their own individual goals. Mesa Rim’s recreational and competitive youth programs are designed to help climbers of all levels reach new heights by building the best foundation possible in a fun, supportive environment.

Rock Monsters / Mini Monsters
Rock/Mini Monsters
Rock Monsters + Mini Monsters are back!
These programs are great for kids who are looking to learn more about rock climbing with an experienced coach. Whether you are new or have climbed before, our skilled youth coaches teach basic climbing technique and safety while building fitness and coordination in a fun and safe environment!
 
DAYS + TIMES:
  • Saturdays
    • 10:00am – 11:30am
    • 11:45am – 1:15pm
    • 1:30pm – 3:00pm
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Mini Monsters 4-6yrs
  • Rock Monsters 7-13yrs 

PRICE

  • Mini Monsters – $55
  • Rock Monsters – $50

INCLUDES

  • Rental gear
Adventure Series
Adventure Series (4-Week)

Adventure Series is a 4-week educational program, and a perfect place for young climbers looking to start in our other programs. The objective of the course is for climbers to learn how to belay safely. During the program kids will be taught how to do safety checks, actively belay another climber, fall safely, and some basic rock climbing techniques. After completing the course, youth will have the opportunity to transition onto our other climbing teams.

DAYS + TIMES

  • Friday
    • 5:15pm – 7:15pm

REQUIREMENTS

Must be 7 – 13 yrs

PRICE

$200 (4-week session)

INCLUDES

  • 4-week pre-paid membership
  • Rental gear
  • Free belay lesson for parents
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

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 7-10 yrs
  • Must either, first have completed Adventure Series, have a recommendation from one of our coaches, or schedule a drop-in assessment to figure out if this program is suitable for your child.

PRICE

  • 1-Day Basecamp $150/month
  • 2-Day Basecamp $250/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
  • Friday
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 14-18 yrs

PRICE

  • $200 1/day
  • $275 2/day

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

Ascent Team
ASCENT TEAM

Ascent is a weekly program that gives athletes the opportunity to explore 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 more. Athletes are placed in Ascent by coach recommendation, assessments and tryouts.

DAYS + TIMES

  • Monday/Wednesday
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 day)
  • Tuesday/Thursday
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 day)
  • Friday
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm (1 day)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 11-14 yrs
  • Must either, first have completed Adventure Series, have a recommendation from one of our coaches, or schedule a drop-in assessment to figure out if this program is suitable for your child.

PRICE

  • $200 – 1/day
  • $275 – 2/day

INCLUDES

  • Athlete membership to all Mesa Rim facilities in San Diego
  • 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
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/Thursday
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm (ages 9-11)
    • 5:30pm – 8:00pm (Group A | ages 11-18)
    • 6:00pm – 8:30pm (Group B | ages 11-18)

REQUIREMENTS

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

PRICE

  • $450/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

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, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Butora, and E9 Climbing