YOUTH PROGRAMS

CLIMBING + FRIENDS + FUN

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.

Mini monsters
MINI MONSTERS (Ages 4-6)

Our Mini Monster Drop-In program is one of a kind for climbers this age. We offer small, intimate group sizes catering to very young climbers. The Mini Monster Drop-In is a great place to introduce brand new climbers to the gym, and for climbers of all levels at this age to have fun and socialize while learning new skills together.

RATIO: Three climbers to one coach (3:1)

PRICING: $55/session

In Mini Monsters we learn:

  • Basic body awareness on and off the wall

  • How to participate & have patience

  • How to persevere through challenging climbs and movements

  • How to create consistency in our climbing

Basecamp
BASECAMP CLUB TEAM (Ages 7-16)

Our Basecamp program is a monthly recurring program for youth interested in learning basic climbing techniques under the guidance of a coach. This program is best suited for children with some climbing experience, either through our drop-in programs or camps.

SESSIONS: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

IN BASECAMP WE LEARN:

  • Perseverance, problem solving and team camaraderie

  • Good climbing habits (warm ups, cool downs, fitness routines)

  • Climbing footwork & technique

CLUB TEAM INCLUDES:

  • Athlete Membership to all Mesa Rim locations

  • 1.5hr practice w/ coach twice a week

  • Discounted private instruction

  • Team Jersey (must be worn during practice)

PRICE: $225 per month

Basecamp
SUMMIT TEAM (Ages 9-18)

The Summit Team is for committed youth climbers who are preparing themselves to compete in USAC sanctioned competitions which include Regional, Divisional and National events. It is intended to foster a fun, yet challenging atmosphere that allows youth to find growth with like-minded individuals. We will offer youth who want to challenge themselves physically and mentally through the sport of climbing. We will develop youth through expert coaching and setting while forging close bonds with teammates in a fun environment.

DAYS + TIMES:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 9 – 18 yrs
  • Must be invited by the Head Coach
  • Must compete in USAC-sanctioned competitions

PRICE: $395 per month

Rock Monsters
Rock Monsters (Ages 7-13)

Mesa Rim Drop-In programs are a great place for climbers, ages 7 to 13 years old, of all levels to have fun and socialize! During this 1.5 hour program, our highly skilled youth coaches teach basic climbing techniques and safety while building fitness and coordination.

RATIO: Four climbers to one coach (4:1)

PRICING: $49/session 

In Rock Monsters we learn:

  • Intro to gym etiquette and how to be a community member

  • Basic footwork and body awareness on and off the wall

  • How to warm up, basic yoga moves and stretching

  • Basic rope management skills

  • Consistency in our climbing

Ascent
ASCENT TEAM (Ages 9-14)

The Ascent team is our recreational competitive program. This program will focus on a competitive season independent of USA Climbing. Emphasis is on learning rules and fundamentals of competitive climbing. All competitions will happen at one of the Mesa Rim facilities. This team fosters a fun and supportive environment through the challenges of competition.

DAYS + TIMES:

Tuesday & Thursday

  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 9 – 14 yrs
  • Must have coach recommendation

PRICE: $275 per month

Adventure Series
ADVENTURE SERIES (AGES 7-16)

The Adventure Series is a 4-week guided climbing program for youth interested in advancing their climbing skills in a structured environment with the help of expert coaches. The series is intended for beginner to intermediate climbers that have attended Rock Monsters or one of our climbing camps.

RATIO: Four climbers to one coach (4:1)

PRICING: $140/4-week session

IN ADVENTURE SERIES WE LEARN:

  • How to demonstrate proper gym etiquette

  • How to belay & tie knots

  • Basic climbing footwork & technique

  • How to warm up & cool down

SERIES INCLUDES:

  • 4-week prepaid membership 

  • Free belay lesson for parent/guardian

  • Rental Gear (Harness, Shoes, Belay Device)

Peak Club Team
PEAK CLUB TEAM (Ages 14-18)

The Peak Club Team is for climbers who a) do not want to compete, b) are not yet ready to compete or c) are unsure if they want to compete. It is intended to foster a fun, team atmosphere where personal growth parallels climbing growth. The High School Program focuses on developing a plethora of climbing skills like basic and intermediate climbing techniques, lead climbing, lead belaying, and speed climbing.

DAYS + TIMES:

Monday & Wednesday

  • 4pm – 6pm

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 14 – 18 yrs
  • Must have belay certification

PRICE: $275 per month