Rock climbing is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and Team Aiguille is designed to compete on all different levels of climbing. While rock climbing can be seen as solo sport, the kids work together in a team setting to promote respect for other competitors and boost their self-confidence. Over the years we have produced many victories on both the team and individual level, making us one of the most widely recognized and cohesive climbing teams across the US.
While rock climbing is fun and exciting, Team Aiguille works hard to increase strength, perfect technique and build character through different drills, regimens and lots of rock climbing.
If you are interested in joining Team Aiguille you are welcome to try out up to two team practices (with the purchase of a day pass and rental). Your first practice must be during one of the non-competition Saturday morning practices, so the coaching staff is able to give you and your child deserved attention and introduce you to the practice format.
There are two different climbing seasons that Team Aiguille bases their schedule on. Our fall Bouldering season begins in August, which features only bouldering; shorter routes that are attempted without a climbing rope. Starting in January is our Sport Climbing season which includes top-rope, lead and speed climbing. The levels of competition occur in the following order: Local, Regional, Divisional, National, Continental and World.
TEAM PRACTICE DAYS
Tuesday and Thursday: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday: 8am - 11am
USA Climbing is the national governing body of competition climbing in the United States, whose mission is to ensure the success and growth of the sport of climbing.
The Student membership begins at $40.00 a Month
$75 a month with your child's gym membership
One time $50.00 fee each yearly season for your 2 Team Shirts and Jacket
USAC Dues - $95.00 for the season, paid directly to USA Climbing (in order to continue to the Divisional and National competition level you must be a USAC Competitor Member). Otherwise, competitors must pay an additional $20.00 for the Local competition season.To register, visit www.usaclimbing.org. Competition Fees - Usually range from $30.00-$50.00 per local competition, depending what gym the competition is held at, and $50.00-$90.00 for regional and divisional competitions.
I have been climbing for over 12 years and coaching for 4. Working with the kids on team is so much fun for me and has helped me grow as a climber as well. I love helping them work through tough problems, watching them get stronger, and become more confident. Being a coach challenges me in new ways every practice but I wouldn't trade it for anything.