Youth Programs

At Ascent Studio, we believe that a healthy climbing community is the most important aspect of the sport. The next generation of young climbers are a critical component of that community. Our mission is to educate, embolden, and equip all participants to be the best they can be, both as members of the climbing community and in all aspects of life.

We’re excited to be a part of your journey. Regardless of your age or ability, you are welcome here!

Youth Clubs

Our youth clubs are structured around 4 to 6 week sessions that run throughout the year. These clubs are designed to teach young climbers the basics of rock climbing safety, technique and technical skill. We strive to meet them at their level and provide the tools they need to become better climbers and grow as people.

Our clubs are separated into age categories so that we can better meet the instructional needs of each age group. We offer three levels of Club programming, with both once-a-week and twice-a-week options. Each level of programming caters to the relative experience level of the participants, with Level One clubs suited for entry-level climbers and Level Three tailored for more experienced climbers that have demonstrated a personal motivation to improve their skills.
Club offerings include Seeds (ages 3-5), Sprouts (ages 6-9), Saplings (ages 10-13), High School (age 14-18), and Arborists (for experienced climbers).

Intro Youth Classes

We offer weekly classes that differ from our Youth Clubs. These classes are structured on a drop-in or advance sign-up basis. Topics covered in these classes will include introductory concepts taught in the Youth Clubs, but will not venture into the more advanced skills. If you are looking to test out our youth programs, this is a great place to start!
Our intro classes include Friday Night Rock out on Friday evenings and Weekend Warriors on Sunday afternoons.

Team Ascent

Team Ascent is a competitive climbing team that meets throughout the school year. The team follows the competition season outlined by USA Climbing. The fall season emphasizes bouldering, and focus shifts to sport climbing in the spring. Our coaching staff encourages young athletes to participate in both seasons.

Seasonal Camps

We offer camp programs for kids of all ages during the times that Poudre School District is not in session. This includes Summer, Spring and Winter Break. We also offer one-day School's Out Rock Out camps on single days that PSD is not in session.

Birthday Parties

You can be the coolest parents on the block by hosting your child's birthday party at Ascent Studio.