Who is Ascent?

We are an energetic team of dedicated climbers working together to:

  • Foster community. We strive for a diverse, inclusive, friendly community with a shared passion for climbing.
  • Serve the community. We have the duty and privilege to provide the front range with the best indoor climbing experience possible.
  • Have fun! We're always looking for creative ways to inspire and pleasantly surprise.

Join us!

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter indicating what position(s) you are applying for to:

Open Positions:

Youth Instructor

You Will

  • Uphold the Mission and Values of the Ascent Studio Youth Clubs.
  • Instruct youth ages 3-14 on the technical skills, techniques, and movement associated with bouldering and sport climbing.
  • Tailor instruction to match the abilities and needs of specific Ascent Studio Youth Club participants.
  • Model and enforce best practices to maintain a culture of safety in the gym.
  • Prepare youth ages 3-14 to be effective and ethical members of the climbing community.
  • Communicate with parents regularly to keep them informed and excited about past and upcoming youth programming.
  • You Are

  • Passionate about climbing.
  • Proficient with technical climbing skills including but not limited to belaying, knot tying, harness usage, and rope management.
  • Experienced in working with youth.
  • Invested in the climbing community.
  • Pediatric First Aid & CPR Certified (even if not current).
  • Available during the operational hours of the Ascent Studio Youth Clubs.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Team Ascent Assistant Coach

    You Will

    • Embody the mission statement and core values for Team Ascent, as well as the mission and values of the Ascent Studio Youth Instructional Program.
    • Attend all scheduled Team Ascent practices, or secure coverage when travel or other life events prevent practice attendance.
    • Support the implementation of training programs for the Prep, Dev, and Comp levels of Team Ascent, as designed by the Head Coach.
    • Abide by coaching practices that emphasize the physical and emotional health and safety of all Team Ascent athletes.
    • Defer to the authority of the Head Coach with respect to the direction, progression, and vision of Team Ascent and its athletes.
    • Travel with qualifying Team Ascent athletes to local, Regional, Divisional, and National level competitions, at the discretion of the Head Coach.
    • Support a healthy relationship with all other Front Range climbing team programs, athletes, and coaches.
    • Support a constant line of communication with Team Ascent parents and athletes, as established and directed by the Head Coach.
    • Communicate regularly with the Head Coach and larger coaching staff regarding individual Team Ascent athlete performance and progression, to ensure a consistent dialogue between the coaching staff and individual athletes/athlete parents.
    • Pursue professional coaching development opportunities on a personal level, as recommended by the Head Coach and with the support of Ascent Studio Climbing & Fitness.
    • Assist the Head Coach in ensuring that Team Ascent functions as an independent but integrated unit within the Ascent Studio Youth Instructional Program.
    • Create relationships with members, and help form bonds within the climbing community.
    • Be the face of Ascent Studio!

    You Are/Have

    • Minimum 2 years of extensive climbing experience in multiple disciplines at an advanced level, including both indoor and outdoor bouldering and sport climbing.
    • Ability to provide quality, informed coaching on climbs up to 5.13 and V8.
    • (Preferred) experience coaching a competitive youth climbing team that was involved in the USA Climbing competition circuit.
    • (Preferred) experience instructing climbing to youth ages 6-18.
    • Minimum 2 years of personal competition experience on the USA Climbing youth or professional circuit, preferably since 2012.
    • Possession or active pursuance of the requirements to be a USA Climbing Certified Coach (currently up to date CPR/First Aid/AED, background check, and SafeSport Training Program completion).
    • Knowledge and experience with the USA Climbing rulebook, competition formats, and operational procedures.
    • A passion for working with kids ages 6-18.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Available during the operational hours of Team Ascent practices.