Elevation Climbing Team is for young climbers who are passionate about skill mastery and excited to grow through their climbing journey. Team members should be curious, open-minded, and willing to push their comfort zone. They must also be kind, respectful gym members and a positive example for the youth community. Participants will grow their climbing skills, build mental and physical fortitude, make friends and become part of a larger community as they share their love of bouldering with enthusiastic peers.

Elevation offers multiple levels of Team to suit different interests and abilities. Team members will be directed to the most appropriate group via tryout assessments and a pre-tryout questionnaire.


Climbers in this group have a strong desire to participate in structured climbing sessions in order to learn more about the sport, develop climbing-specific strengths and skills, and form relationships with others who share similar interests.

This group’s training goals are:

  1. To understand and refine movement through formal instruction, problem-solving, and increased technical proficiency.
  2. To begin understanding and articulating the differences between climbing styles / tendencies / preferences.
  3. To develop a deeper enjoyment of climbing through self-assessment and goal-setting.

Practice time focuses on movement or skills work through clinics, intentional projecting, and introductory off-the-wall exercises for climbing.

Prerequisites: Tryouts are required. Prospective members should have prior climbing experience. Those with no climbing experience should participate in Ninja Club or independent climbing before trying out for Team. Team members must be able to use the adult climbing area safely and respectfully without supervision.

Practices are offered September-May. Participation for the full 9 months is recommended; please inquire for exceptions. Participants may opt to practice 1 or 2 times per week.

Cost (includes membership and Team shirt):


Advanced Team

Climbers in this group consider climbing to be their primary extracurricular activity, and exhibit determination to progress as well-rounded climbers, supportive teammates, and stewards of the community. They have experience with multiple climbing styles and likely identify with some styles over others.

This group’s training goals are:

  1. To identify their skill gaps and work to overcome them through targeted training in pursuit of movement mastery.
  2. To understand and practice strategies aimed at continuous progress in pursuit of long-term, sustainable relationships with climbing and with self.
  3. To actively pursue personal climbing goals with a high level of accountability (these goals may or may not be competitively-oriented).

Practices for this group focus on consistent energy systems training and targeted skill development through deep exploration of climbing movement, as well as supplementary off-the-wall exercises. Members of this group will receive individual personalized training plans. Those with competitive goals will be supported through the bouldering and lead/top-rope competitive seasons.

Prerequisites: Tryouts are required. Prospective members should have significant climbing experience (1+ years Team or equivalent), be self-motivated, have a strong desire to progress, and be exemplary community members.

Practices are offered September-May. Participation for the full 9 months is expected. Practices take place 3 times per week.

Cost (includes membership and Team shirt):

Team FAQ
Do I need to have climbing experience to join the team?

Yes. The team is for climbers who have prior experience. If you are new to climbing, we recommend that you check out Ninja Club instead (ages 6-12). If you are age 13+, try a Youth Intro Class followed by some self-guided climbing before trying out for the team.

How do I try out for the team?

Tryouts take place the week of September 11th. You can sign up for tryouts through the calendar below. Your tryout day doesn’t determine your practice schedule, so feel free to register for any tryout day that works for you.

How do I know which team to try out for?

You don’t need to try out for a specific team. We will determine the most appropriate fit for you based on your in-person tryout and your pre-tryout questionnaire.

Where can I get a tryouts questionnaire?

The questionnaire will be emailed to you once you register for tryouts. Please take the questionnaire seriously and fill it out completely — your answers will help us understand where you are in your climbing journey so we can direct you appropriately.

Do I have to be on the Advanced Team to participate in competitions?

No, all climbers who would like to participate in competitions will be supported in their competitive goals. It is worth noting, however, that the additional practice time and training Advanced Team members receive is helpful for those who want to be successful in a competitive environment.

I missed the September tryout, can I still join the team?

When space is available, we are happy to accommodate new additions mid-season. If you’d like to join the team after September tryouts, please email to arrange a tryout. If no space is available, you will be added to a waitlist.

I have a financial need, or another special request — can you accommodate me?

All special requests should be sent to

Team Calendar