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OUR MISSION: TO PROVIDE YOUTH WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE CLIMBING EXPERIENCE THROUGH ENGAGING, HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTION.

Climbing evokes a wonderful mix of physical, mental and emotional challenges making it the right environment for children to develop skills in problem-solving, self-reliance, discipline, teamwork, and character.

Our age-based, progressive program is designed to provide a structured approach for kids of all abilities. Our game-driven activities let us learn and grow all while having an absolute blast!

Our Late Spring session starts Monday, May 6th! 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

SESSIONSTARTEND
Late Spring5/66/30
Summer7/18/25
Early Fall8/2610/20

                        

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

  • Our fun, skill-based curriculum keeps kids of all ability levels engaged and making progress
  • 8-week sessions, paid on the first of the month at the beginning of the session
  • Student/teacher ratio:
    • Ages 4-10: 4 to 1 ratio
    • Ages 11 & up: 6 to 1 ratio

Most newer climbers will begin in the standard age group/curriculum. Students with significant climbing experience will be evaluated by our Youth Coordinator and placed appropriately.

PRICING

AVONDALE PRICING
Class DurationMember PriceNon Member Price
1 Hour$180$230
1.5 Hour$240$300
UPTOWN/HUMBOLDT PARK MEMBER PRICING
Class DurationMember PricingNon Member Pricing
1 Hour$130$160
1.5 Hour$170$220

Enrollment Window

Enrollment is now closed but will reopen soon for our Summer Session

Ready to enroll?
Enrollment for Summer Opens 6/17/24 !

CLASS OFFERINGS

Here is our list of class offerings grouped by age.
To see the full schedule of classes currently available, click “Enroll Your Child”. 

AGES 4-5: SPIDER MONKEYS

Spider Monkeys (ages 4-5) learn climbing without knowing they’re learning. Through a multitude of climbing and movement games, we build body awareness, balance, and confidence – all while having an absolute blast.

Spider Monkeys Schedule for Next Session: 

We are currently not holding Spider Monkey Classes

AGES 5-6: SCRAMBLERS

Scramblers (ages 5-6) engage in many forms of climbing in pursuit of their first “summit” of our rock walls while learning basic safety skills, footwork, and movement skills. Through student-centered games, we encourage each student to attempt climbs on terrain they might not otherwise try, and we strive to make their time on the wall instructive, satisfying, and a whole lot of fun.

Scramblers Schedule for Next Session: 

Avondale  Saturday: 8:15-9:15 AM

AGES 7-8: ROCK HOPPERS

Rock Hoppers (ages 7-8) are ready to begin moving away from our vertical walls and on to steeper, more challenging terrain. We utilize fun games and competitions to emphasize the importance of footwork, sequencing (planning your next climbing move), and body positioning over pure strength as Rock Hoppers continue to work their hardest climbs yet.

Rock Hoppers Schedule for Next Session: 

Avondale Wed: 6:00-7:00 PM, Sat: 9:30-10:30 AM, Sun: 9:15-10:15 AM

AGES 9-10: ROCK WARRIORS

Rock Warriors (ages 9-10) engage in all styles of climbing to refine core movement skills, master intermediate footwork and begin to develop a fundamental understanding of the interaction between body position, gravity, and rock. We incorporate unique movement specific exercises to develop motor memory and an intuitive feeling for how to attack any combination of rock holds and positions.

Rock Warriors Schedule for Next Session: 

Avondale Tues: 4:30-5:30PM I Wed: 6:00-7:00PM I Sat: 8:15-9:15 AM I Sun: 10:30-11:30AM

AGES 11-13: STONE MASTERS

Stone Masters (ages 11-13) continue building their climbing skill set by exploring more complex “specialty” moves, sequencing skills, advanced rope work, and strength training for climbing. Some Stone Masters may work toward our Team Prep series (or even a direct try-out for the competitive team). Several levels of Advanced Curriculum are available for returning Stone Masters, and will be applied individually, at the instructors discretion.

Stone Masters Schedule for Next Session: 

Avondale Tues: 5:45-7:15PM I Wed: 4:15-5:45PM I Thurs: 5:30-7:00PM I Sat: 10:45-12:15PM I Sun: 11:45-1:15PM

AGES 14-17: TEEN CLIMBING CLUB

Youth Climbing Club will give your child the opportunity to continue their growth without any pressure of competition as well as with an age group that is appropriate for them. We will incorporate elements of connection such as clinics, post-class get-togethers, and fun local competition opportunities. This class will be instructed by 2 experienced Youth Instructors who will offer assessment, supervision, camaraderie building, and encouragement while your climber reaches their goals.

Youth Climbing Club Schedule for Next Session:

Avondale Wed: 7:00-8:30PM

Ready to enroll your child? 

Questions? Don’t see the class you’re looking for? Fill out THIS FORM or email us at youth@faclimbing.com