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Climbers’ Club

Clubs are for youth (ages 6-18) who want to develop general fitness and be involved in a fun physical activity. Clubs are perfect for youth who wish to learn the sport of rock climbing as a recreational pursuit or in combination with another sport. These climbers might later choose to compete or they may simply enjoy the activity, community and personal growth that climbing brings to their lives. As your young athlete progresses in ability, the amount of climbing-specific coaching increases to allow each athlete to progress and achieve their goals.

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VATC Dottie Holding a 10 Minute Plank

Beginner Climbers’ Club

Beginners is the first step on your child’s journey into climbing. Athletes learn the fundamentals of climbing and rope management as well as proper climbing etiquette, how to navigate the gym and ways to interact with fellow climbers and coaches. All athletes under the age of 12, regardless of previous climbing experience outside of our gym, must take the Beginners’ Club.

Practices: 90 minutes/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 6-12

Offerings: 

Monday 6:30 PM

Saturday 11 AM

Sunday 3 PM

Cost: $165

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229 map

Register here for Beginner Climbers’ Club.

VATC Club Girl Climbing
VATC Dottie Holding a 10 Minute Plank

Beginner Climbers’ Club

Beginners is the first step in your child’s journey into climbing. The athletes learn the fundamentals of climbing and rope management. The athletes will learn proper climbing etiquette, how to navigate the gym, and interact with fellow climbers and coaches. All athletes under the age of 12, regardless of previous climbing experience outside of our gym, must take the Beginners’ Club.

Practices: 90min/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 6-12

Offerings: 

Monday 6:30 PM

Saturday 11 AM

Sunday 3 PM

Cost: $165

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229 map

Register here for Beginner Climbers’ Club

Spider Monkey & Intermediate Climbers’ Club

VATC offers two Spider Monkey and Intermediate Clubs. Both levels usually take more than one trip through the class to master all the skills necessary to advance. Climbing is a lifelong sport and can take some time to develop the foundational skills necessary for growth. Keep this in mind as your climber makes their way through our program. Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither is an athlete’s talent/skill/knowledge, movement and mental preparedness.

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VATC Coach Fish Kids Bouldering

Spider Monkey 1 ages 6-9

Level 1 Spider Monkey reinforces and builds upon the skills learned in Beginner’s Club. Climbers will begin to develop better movement and range of motion.  We will also begin to introduce new techniques and skills.

Practice: 90 minutes/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 6-9

Offerings: 

Monday 4:30 PM

Sunday 1 PM

Cost: $180

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229 map

Requirement: Successful completion of Beginner Climbers’ Club

Register here for Spider Monkey 1 ages 6-9.

VATC Blindfold Climbing
VATC Coach Fish Kids Bouldering

Spider Monkey 1 ages 6-9

Level 1 Spider Monkey reinforces and builds upon the skills learned in Beginner’s Club. Climbers will begin to develop better movement and range of motion.  We will also begin to introduce new techniques and skills.

Practice: 90 minutes/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 6-9

Offerings: 

Monday 4:30 PM

Sunday 1 PM

Cost: $180

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229 map

Requirement: Successful completion of Beginner Climbers’ Club

Register here for Spider Monkey 1 ages 6-9

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VATC Overhanging Climbing

Intermediate 1 ages 7-18

Intermediate 1 reinforces and builds upon the skills learned in Beginner’s Club. Climbers will begin to develop better movement and range of motion.  We will also begin to introduce new techniques and skills.

Practice: 2 hours/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 7-18

Offerings:

Monday 4:30 PM

Sunday 1 PM

Cost: $260

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229 map

Requirement: Successful completion of Beginner Climbers’ Club

Register here for Intermediate 1 Climbers’ Club.

VATC Bat Hang
VATC Overhanging Climbing

Intermediate 1 ages 7-18

Intermediate 1 reinforces and builds upon the skills learned in Beginner’s Club. Climbers will begin to develop better movement and range of motion.  We will also begin to introduce new techniques and skills.

Practice: 2hr/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 7-18

Offerings:

Monday 4:30 PM

Sunday 1 PM

Cost: $260

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229 map

Requirement: Successful completion of Beginner Climbers’ Club

Register here for Intermediate 1 Climbers’ Club

VATC Kids Bouldering
VATC Youth Bouldering

Spider Monkey 2 ages 6-9

Athletes in Spider Monkey  2 begin to show a more disciplined attitude and approach to the sport of climbing. They are able to take increasingly more complex instruction and begin to interpret and apply it cognitively and physically to problems on the wall.

Practice: 90 minutes/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 6-9

Offerings:

Thursday 6:30 PM

Saturday 1 PM

Cost: $180

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229 map

Requirement: Successful completion of Spider Monkey 1 or coaches recommendation

Register here for Spider Monkey 1 ages 6-9.

 

VATC Kids Bouldering
VATC Youth Bouldering

Spider Monkey 2 ages 6-9

Athletes in Spider Monkey  2 begin to show a more disciplined attitude and approach to the sport of climbing. They are able to take increasingly more complex instruction and begin to interpret and apply it cognitively and physically to problems on the wall.

Practice: 90 minutes/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 6-9

Offerings:

Thursday 6:30 PM

Saturday 1 PM

Cost: $180

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229 map

Requirement: Successful completion of Spider Monkey 1 or coaches recommendation

Register here for Spider Monkey 1 ages 6-9

 

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VATC Climbing Club

Intermediate 2 ages 7-18

Athletes in level 2 begin to show a more disciplined attitude and approach to the sport of climbing. They are able to take increasingly more complex instruction and begin to interpret and apply it cognitively and physically to problems on the wall.

Practice: 2 hours/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 7-18

Offerings:

Thursday 6:30 PM

Saturday 1 PM

Cost: $260

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229 map

Requirement: Successful completion of Intermediate 1 or coaches recommendation

Register here for Intermediate 2 Climbers’ Club.

VATC 2016 Thumbs Up Climbing Sam
VATC Climbing Club

Intermediate 2 ages 7-18

Athletes in level 2 begin to show a more disciplined attitude and approach to the sport of climbing. They are able to take increasingly more complex instruction and begin to interpret and apply it cognitively and physically to problems on the wall.

Practice: 2hr/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 7-18

Offerings:

Thursday 6:30 PM

Saturday 1 PM

Cost: $260

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229 map

Requirement: Successful completion of Intermediate 1 or coaches recommendation

Register here for Intermediate 2 Climbers’ Club

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VATC Coach Brad

Advanced Climbers’ Club

This level builds upon the basic climbing skills established in Intermediate Club. Athletes will improve and refine these skills and begin to learn climbing-specific technique. They will develop more stamina, strength and proficiency, which will allow them to climb at higher grades. Successful try-out and/or coach’s recommendation is required.

Practice: 4 hours/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 6-18

Offerings: 

Ages 6-9 Thursday at 5 PM

Ages 10+ Thursday at 7 PM

Combined practice Saturday at 11 AM

Cost: $300

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229 map

Requirement: Successful try-out or coach recommendation

Register here ages 6-9.

Register here ages 10+.

VATC 2016 Maverick Getting Beta
VATC Coach Brad

Advanced Climbers’ Club

This level builds upon the basic climbing skills established in Intermediate Club. The athlete will improve and refine these skills and begin to learn climbing-specific technique. They will develop more stamina, strength and proficiency, which will allow them to climb at higher grades. Successful try-out and/or coach’s recommendation is required.

Practice: 4hr/week, 9 weeks

Ages: 6-18

Offerings: 

Ages 6-9 Thursday at 5 PM

Ages 10+ Thursday at 7 PM

Combined practice Saturday at 11 AM

Cost: $300

Discounts:

10% off siblings

20% off registration by July 15, promo code: 2017FALL

10% registration by August 15

Late registrations are pro-rated

Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Blvd, Columbus, OH 43229 map

Requirement: Successful try-out or coach recommendation

Register here ages 6-9

Register here ages 10+