Youth Clubs

*COVID-19 Updates*

July 21, 2021 Update: Registration for Intro Classes and our Club Programs is open now! Masks are required at all times indoors for youth participants and youth staff. See below for more details.

Youth Clubs

Registration is open for Fall 2021!!

Note: If you're looking for our competitive climbing team, head on over to our Team Ascent page.
If you're looking for day camps, click here.

Note: Masks are currently required for all Youth Staff and youth participants. (Information current as of July 27, 2021). For information on our COVID 19 response please click here.


Fall 2021

If you have any questions about our youth programs, please email our Youth Programming Coordinator, Sara Weaver.

  • Session Length: We will be kicking off the fall with four 4-week sessions. More information about Levels 1-3 can be found below.
  • Session Dates:
    • Session 1: August 23 - September 17, 2021
    • Session 2: September 20 - October 15, 2021
    • Session 3: October 18 - November 12, 2021
    • Session 4: November 15 - December 17, 2021 (no class the week of Nov. 22-26)
How to Register for Classes

Once you've chosen your class, you must CLICK on the green date you prefer in the calendar to choose your day. If you do not click on the day you prefer, it will say that there's no available times for your selection.

Discounts and Special Pricing

Sibling Discount: More than 1 kiddo signing up for club? Enter 21FALLSIBLINGS into the "Promotional Codes" box when signing up to receive 10% off.

Refer a Friend Discount: Only applicable to people who are registering for clubs at Ascent for the first time. While booking, enter the first and last name of the person who referred you to our youth programs. The name you enter must be a parent who is in our system and has registered their child in youth clubs at some point. You and the person who referred you will receive an email from the youth programming coordinator with a unique discount code for 10% the next club program you enroll in. (For example, if you sign up using a reference for Session 1, you'll receive a discount code that can be used for Session 2, 3, or 4. You won't receive the discount code for Session 1). Cannot be used in conjunction with the Full Semester Pricing.

Makeup Policy

If you can't attend one of your classes, don't fret. Let us know, and we'd be happy to schedule you for a makeup class. Makeup classes occur only during Friday Night Rock Out or Weekend Warrior classes on Sundays. You may make up one class in Level 1, or two classes in Level 2. Please email our Youth Programming Coordinator at sara.weaver@ascentstudio.com to schedule a make up class.

Using a Gift Card to Sign Up for Classes?

To use a gift card to sign up for a club, you must call the gym to enroll.

Club Level 1

Our Level 1 Clubs are designed for the climber that is just getting started, and wants to explore the joys of climbing in an educational and interactive environment. All of our Level 1 Clubs meet only once per week, and follow a 4-week curriculum. If you're just wanting to get your toes wet while discovering the magical sport of climbing, this is the place for you!

Seeds (Ages 3-5)

Our Seeds classes, designed for climbers ages 3-5, focus on developing gross and fine motor skills in a challenging and safety-conscious environment. Students will play games, tackle obstacles, and explore new opportunities under the guidance of our trained youth instructors.

Sprouts (Ages 6-9)

Our Sprouts classes, designed for climbers ages 6-9, focus on problem solving, skill retention, and creative exploration while introducing basic climbing techniques. Our talented instructors will encourage students to grow at their own pace, while imparting foundational climbing knowledge.

Saplings (Ages 10-14)

Our Saplings classes, designed for climbers ages 10-14, emphasize setting personal goals, embracing new challenges, and building teamwork by introducing new and complex skills in a collaborative learning environment. Our instructors will lead the group on an interactive journey to establish climbing fundamentals and prepare students for a lifetime of climbing success.

High School (Ages 14-18)

High School Level 1 meets once per week. Participants will set and achieve personal goals, discover the joy of new challenges, and improve group and individual performance by experiencing intermediate and advanced skills in a collaborative learning environment. Our instructors will lead the group on an interactive journey to establish climbing fundamentals and prepare students for a lifetime of climbing success.

Club Level 2

Our Club Level 2 programs are designed for students who have completed AT LEAST 1 session of our Club Level 1 programs, the Sprouts or the Saplings; OR have received a personal recommendation from a Youth Instructor. Mastery of the topics covered in our Club Level 1 curricula is a prerequisite for enrollment into Level 2. All of our Level 2 programs meet twice per week, and follow a 4-week curriculum. If you're ready to take your skills to the next level, this is the place for you!

Sprouts (Ages 6-9)

Our Level 2 Sprouts classes, designed for climbers ages 6-9, focus on mastering the skills and techniques taught in the Level 1 Sprouts classes. These include advanced problem solving, skill analysis and application, and basic climbing movement theory. Our talented instructors will motivate students to mature as climbers, master new skills, and redefine boundaries of ability.

Completion of at least one session of Level 1 Sprouts is recommended before enrollment in Level 2.

Saplings (Ages 10-13)

Our Level 2 Saplings classes, designed for climbers ages 10-14, build on the foundations established in our Level 1 Saplings classes. Students will set and achieve personal goals, discover the joy of new challenges, and improve group and individual performance by experiencing intermediate and advanced skills in a collaborative learning environment. Our instructors will lead the group on an interactive journey to establish climbing fundamentals and prepare students for a lifetime of climbing success.

Completion of at least one session of Level 1 Saplings is recommended before enrollment in Level 2.

High School (Ages 14-18)

High School Level 2 meets twice per week. Participants will follow similar curriculum of Level 1, but with additional skills and challenges introduced since they'll be climbing in the gym more often. Our instructors will lead the group on an interactive journey to establish climbing fundamentals and prepare students for a lifetime of climbing success.

Club Level 3

Rise to the Challenge!! The Arborists, our Club Level 3 program, is designed for students who have completed AT LEAST 1 session of our Club Level 2 programs, AND have received an Instructor Recommendation from a Lead Youth Instructor. If your climber has not participated in the Arborists before, please sign up for Level 2 Saplings or Sprouts.

Mastery of the topics covered in our Club Level 2 curricula is a prerequisite for placement in the Arborists. We expect climbers to arrive ready to complete climbing and cross training exercises and participate fully as a motivated member of the club. Arborists must be dedicated to upholding safe climbing and belaying standards. All of our Club Level 3 programs meet twice per week and operate on a 4-week schedule.

For more information about updates to our Arborists Level 3 program click here.

New to Ascent, but not new to climbing? Contact our Youth Programming Coordinator Sara at Sara.Weaver@AscentStudio.com to schedule a trial practice to receive an Instructor Recommendation for Arborists.

Junior Arborists (Ages 6-9)

Our Junior Arborists class for younger climbers builds off the skills learned in the Sprouts class, and dives into more complex climbing techniques and drills. Climbers can expect to be challenged in unique ways, achieve mastery of difficult climbing topics, and "reach new heights" as they discover the intricacies of climbing.

Arborists (Ages 10-14)

Our Arborists class for older climbers, ages 10-14, picks up where the Saplings classes leave off. Students will be introduced to brand new topics, and challenged to identify specific ways they can grow as climbers. Our instructors will tailor each class to ensure that students have the opportunity to reach their potential and achieve personal goals.

High School (Ages 14-18)

High School Level 3 meets twice per week. Participants should expect to feel challenged and be ready to tackle the intricacies of climbing movement and technique. Our instructors will lead the group on an interactive journey to strengthen climbing skills and prepare students for a lifetime of climbing success.

Homeschool Club

Our Homeschool Clubs are designed for, you guessed it, homeschoolers! Learn the basics of bouldering, top-roping and what it means to be a part of the climbing community alongside fellow homeschoolers.

Homeschool Level 1 (Ages 6-9)

Our 6-9 Homeschool Club focuses on problem solving, skill retention, and creative exploration while introducing basic climbing techniques. Our talented instructors will encourage students to grow at their own pace, while imparting foundational climbing knowledge.

Homeschool Level 1 (Ages 10-13)

Our 10-13 Homeschool Club emphasizes setting personal goals, embracing new challenges, and building teamwork by introducing new and complex skills in a collaborative learning environment. Our instructors will lead the group on an interactive journey to establish climbing fundamentals and prepare students for a lifetime of climbing success.

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