High Point Climbing School’s club and team are coached by professional climbers with over 55 years experience between them — former open national champion Lisa Rands and husband Wills Young. Both are certified coaches with the national governing body of competition climbing (USA Climbing), and certified Single Pitch Instructors with the American Mountain Guides Association.

As coaches, we are here to impart a sense of fun and a sense of community to the youth who join our groups. At the same time we will provide the appropriate pointers and coaching according to the needs and skills of each individual. The teaching is personalized with attention given to all participants equally. Children and teens are naturally drawn to climb, and climbs provide something for every taste and temperament, from those requiring intense concentration and a steady hand, to others that demand aggression and dynamic movement.

Our Climbing School options are: The Junior Club for 5- to 7-year-olds  (approx.) that meets on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The Youth Climbing Club (approx. ages 8 to 19) has coaching sessions on Mondays from 4:30-6:30 p.m at the Riverside location and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 p.m at the Downtown location.

TEAM: In addition to the club, those more serious about their training, and those looking to compete, may join the High Point Climbing Team. The Climbing Team will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays  5:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Home-schooled students can also attend Tuesdays or Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A minimum of two separate days is required. Team members have the option of training two times, three times or even four times per week for two-and-a-half hours. Team members will complete a structured training plan that will prepare them for competitions from local to national in which they receive a national ranking. Those who excel can take their skills all the way to the national team and on to international competitions. Our Chattanooga team has been well-represented in National-level competitions and we are proud to have some Regional, Divisional, and even one National Champion in our ranks.

We have Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) monthly payment options for TEAM members looking for year-round coaching.

ANY TIME SIGN-UP..? YES… We run our coaching for team and clubs in blocks of up to ten weeks, followed by breaks, but you can sign up any time and pay on a pro-rated basis for the remaining sessions in a coaching block. OR you can arrange an EFT automatic payment monthly at any time by prorating the month you join.  Scroll down and read details under Climbing Team.

Additional reasons to join the climbing team : 1. Team members are offered the chance to join team-only outdoor climbing trips. 2. Our team is sponsored by Petzl and Evolv! Climbing team members who compete may receive a discount on any Petzl equipment for personal climbing needs, including harness and other gear, and  a 50 percent discount on Evolv climbing shoes! 3. Team members also receive a large discount on private coaching sessions.

For more info, call or text Wills Young at 760-920-5348 (cell) or scroll down to view details.

We have a Google Calendar  (click to view) showing our practice times and locations. Here is the iCal link.

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