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.

We offer clubs and a club-style Team, plus competitive climbing team options.

Junior Club (approx. ages 5 to 7) meets for one hour each week on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. We also added a Thursday time-slot at 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Youth Climbing Club (approx. ages 8 to 19) meets for two hours each week, with a choice of either Monday or Wednesday 4:30-6:30 p.m at the Downtown location.

Club/Recreational Team meets twice per week Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 p.m at the Downtown location. This Club-style Team is for those who want to improve fast with regular sessions but are not sure if they wish to compete. This is offered by the calendar month.

COMPETITION TEAM: In addition to the club, those more serious about their training, and those looking to compete, may be able to join the Competition Climbing Team. This team meets any two, or three days, choosing from Tuesdays or Thursdays  11:00 to 1:30 or 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. All competition team members must compete. Gym membership required. Team dues by EFT only.

ELITE CLIBMING TEAM: This invite-only team is for the most dedicated competitors who get coaching three or more times per week. Team members will prepare 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 be coaching former Regional, Divisional, and National Champion team members. Gym membership required. Team dues by EFT only.


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

EFT form here.

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

Times Free Press article: click here.

To read testimonials, click here.