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.

youth drop-ins

Mesa Rim Drop-In programs are a great place for climbers of all levels to have fun and socialize! Coaches pull from a range of activities designed for climbers to enjoy the sport of climbing without taking on too much at once.

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • Reservations recommended
five week intro program
Five-week intro
The 5-Week Intro Programs is designed to build a strong foundation for a climber’s ongoing climbing journey. It offers technique, training, education and excitement as well as earning the chance to test out for a Youth Belay Certification.
  • Ages 7-13
  • One day per week (Friday Evening)
  • Reservations required
homeschool rock monsters
Homeschool rock monsters

Mesa Rim’s flagship Homeschool and Charter School Program. In this class, we encourage team camaraderie, education and physical fitness over a 6- or 12-week period. Memberships run on a quarterly basis with class included once per week.

  • Ages 4-13
  • Purchase Order must be submitted 1 week prior to start date
  • Optional parent membership included
basecamp program
basecamp Climbing Club

The Basecamp Climbing Club is for climbers who do not want to compete or are unsure if they want to compete. It is intended to foster a fun, team atmosphere where personal growth parallels climbing growth. Participants will receive backpacks, achievement pins and a monthly report card.

  • Two days/week, times vary
  • Two age groups: 7-9, 10-13
  • Requirements:
    • Coach Recommendation
    • One of: 
      • Finish week-long camp
      • Finish 5-Week Intro Program
      • Have Youth Belay Card

ascent youth team
For climbers ages 7-13 who are looking for a fun, supportive environment to become better athletes, guided by a seasoned coach.
  • Practice T/TH
  • Tryouts required

summit youth team
The Summit team is for committed young climbers who want a serious training environment to prepare for USAC local, regional, divisional, and national events.
  • Ages 18 and under
  • Practice M/W/F
  • By coach invitation