What is Team Inner Peaks?
It’s a great opportunity for children 7-17 years of age to learn how to rock climb in a controlled and structured environment. Participants are coached in small groups according to their abilities and progress at their own pace. Whatever level they achieve, rock climbing is a great way to increase strength, improve self-esteem, and meet others who love to climb as much as they do. We provide team members opportunities for competition, outdoor climbing at regional areas and other various activities and events such as Bring-a-Friend Night. We teach everything from basic risk management skills to advanced competition climbing techniques, as well as indoor lead climbing.
DISCOVERY (Recreational Team)
Team Discovery is our introductory team designed to teach each child the climbing skills they’ll need to be successful and advance in our climbing program. Climbers will learn fundamental climbing skills through climbing drills and instruction. Discovery practice meets once a week for 1.5 hours, and like any sports team each climber must be able to follow instructions during practice to ensure safety.
Practices are designed to instill good climbing habits while teaching new climbers about climbing movement on the wall
Coaches use games, climbing drills, and positive reinforcement to facilitate learning
Emphasis is to prepare climbers to move up in the program and begin competition climbing
All kids are required to have their own chalk bag
One practice a week
Prerequisites: Tryout- Must do a Team Trial first. Please fill out form below.
Price: $49 a month + a monthly membership to IP is required
South End: Wednesdays 4pm-5:30pm
Matthews: Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm | Thursdays 4pm-5:30pm | Saturdays 9am-10:30am & 10:30am-12pm
**All practices are currently at capacity but your climber can be added to a waitlist for fall registration
Elements I is for climbers who have a clear understanding of climbing movement and are ready to start competing at a local level. Each climber must know how to belay with an ATC and must pass an aged-based try out before joining Elements I. Practice is once a week for 2 hours.
Practices are more structured than Discovery and includes strength training and more advanced technique drills
Climbers are encouraged to participate in local climbing competitions.
One practice a week
Prerequisites: Invite Only. Climbers must have their own shoes + harness.
Price: $59 per month + a monthly membership to IP is required.
Elements II is for advanced climbers who are interested in competing in Championship level events. Climbers will gain valuable competition experience are training to move up to Paragon, our elite climbing team. Elements II practice meets twice a week for 2.5 hours.
Practice is designed to prepare climbers for the current competition season
Participants are required to compete
Two practices a week
Prerequisites: Invite Only. Climbers must have their own climbing gear.
Price: $115 per month + a monthly membership to IP is required.
PARAGON (Competitive Team)
Team Paragon is our competitive climbing team. Tryouts or invitation only.
- Structured practice twice a week, and challenging workouts. Attendance Required for both practices.
- Membership in USA Climbing is required, and all Team Paragon members are required to attend at least two sanctioned local events per season.
- Ideal for Ages 10 & up
- Session dependent on division. Session hopping is not allowed.
Prerequisites: Invitation only. Climbers must have a USA Climbing membership.
Cost: $135 per month + monthly membership to IP is required
**Contact: [email protected] for more information
As a team member, you are eligible for special team member only events!
- Team Bring-A-Friend nights: We know climbing is cool, and Team members can share that coolness with friends! On announced weeks, you can bring a friend in with you to try team for free. They will be able to learn how to belay and climb with you.
- In-House Team Competitions: Fun competition with fellow team members. Seasonal parties, sanctioned competitions, and more….
*Session hopping not allowed.
To join a team, we require that all team members be Inner Peaks members. Why? The skills your child will learn are to be taken seriously. To solidify these skill takes practice, practice, practice. We strongly encourage you to climb often. As memberships include equipment rental, your child can come and climb anytime to work on his/her skills and technique. You can sign up for a membership here.