Youth climbing leagues hosted at The Ascent are run in the spring (sport climbing) and in the fall (bouldering). Leagues closely follow the USA Climbing format for competitions.  Each season is comprised of 4 competitions where climbers compete in both individual and team standings.  Teams are typically formed around schools, although your school does not have to have a climbing team for competitors to participate.

Competitive Climbing Leagues for middle and high school are included in our Program Pack that can be added to your membership.  Registration is simple and easy, just sign up for the league, your membership will be automatically adjusted.

Coaching has resumed  Space is still available.  See weekly practice times below, and contact to sign up.

League description

Competitive climbing is focused on bouldering in the fall, and sport-climbing in the spring.  Each season has 4 competitions (1 per month) along with a pre-season competition.

While some schools have club teams that compete, our middle school and high school climbing league is available through the gym directly, independent of the school system, so you can compete regardless of whether your school has a team.

We provide weekly skills coaching after school to all competitors, and prepare climbers to succeed through physical training and mental discipline.

Find out more about the league competitions below:

Preview Night (Try it out)

This fall we are kicking off the bouldering season with a pre-season comp on August 17th from 5pm - 8pm. This competition is highly encouraged for all current competitors to assess your skills from the off-season and get a training plan before the opening competition.

This competition is also a great Preview Night 6pm-8pm for anyone that would like to watch or try the sport to see if you are interested in competing.  All of our coaches will be present to give pointers, answer questions, and explain the structure of the league. 




Current Competitors

5:00 – 5:10


Competitor Sign-in / League Format review

5:10 – 6:00



6:00 – 6:10

, Packet Pickup


6:10 – 6:20

New Climber sign-up


6:20 – 6:30

Gym and Sport Intro / League Schedule Overview


6:30 – 6:45

Gear Fitting / Safety training.


6:45 – 8:00



7:00 – 7:30

USA Climbing interest meeting.

USA Climbing interest meeting.

7:30 – 8:00

Q & A

Q & A

The Preview Night is free of charge to prospective competitors, but registration is requested so we can plan to serve you well!

Weekly Practices

Practices are running Monday-Wednesday at 5:30-7:00pm and THursday and Friday 4:00-5:30pm.

Space is still available.  Contact to sign up.

Competition Schedule

Pre-season Comp:         Aug 17,           5:00 – 8:00 pm

Comp 1:                          Sep 9,             8:00 am – 11:00 am (MS), 12:00 – 3:00 pm (HS)

Comp 2:                          Oct 7,              8:00 am – 11:00 am (MS), 12:00 – 3:00 pm (HS)

Comp 3:                          Nov 4,             8:00 am – 11:00 am (MS), 12:00 – 3:00 pm (HS)

Comp 4:                          Dec 2,             8:00 am – 11:00 am (MS), 12:00 – 3:00 pm (HS)

League Registration


Climbing Leagues are included as part of the program pack with your membership to the gym. The league runs over the course of 4 months. (Sep – Dec) Memberships are billed monthly on the first of the month. Memberships or program pack may be cancelled after the leagues are finished.

Student Membership:
$47.20 / month.

  • Unlimited climbing
  • Monthly guest passes for friends / family
  • Pro-shop Discounts
  • Basic and advanced climbing classes
  • Specialty fitness classes / training
  • Yoga / Pilates classes

Program Pack:
$30 / month.

  • Competitive Leagues
    • Weekly Coaching
    • Competitions
    • Climbing Jerseys
  • Advanced Climbing Classes
    • Skills 1
    • Skills 2
    • Lead instruction / certification
  • Discounts on related programs:
    • Warriors Way mental training
    • Outdoor Guided trips

Unlimited Gear Rental (if needed):
$25 / month.

  • Shoes
  • Harness

If pricing is an issue, scholarships may be available. Please contact to talk about your situation.

Competition Format & Rules

Redpoint Format:

Climbers will compete for a 3-hour block of time with problems of varying difficulty. They will have an unlimited number of attempts to complete as many problems as possible. There will be a minimum of 35 problems. The problems will be ordered to gradually get more difficult. Each problem will receive a point value. As the difficulty increases, so does the problem score.

Individual Scoring:

  1. Points are awarded for the completion of problems, only.
  2. Each Competitor will have a scorecard of all the problems listed, and completion must be signed off by 2 fellow competitors or 1 officiating judge.
  3. Final score is the total of the top 5 completed problems. Attempts will be recorded, but only reviewed in the event of a tie. Climbers with the same score will be ranked according to fewest attempts.

Seasonal Scoring:

  1. Individual scores for the season will be a total of the top 3 scores from the competitions. Individual divisions will be:
    • Male - High School
    • Female - High School
    • Male - Middle School
    • Female - Middle School.
  2. In order to “start” a route, climber must have control of start hold(s), and have both feet on the wall. Problems requiring a sit start will be indicated.
  3. In order to receive full points for a route or problem, climber must match (control with both hands) on the finish hold or box.
  4. In order to give credit for a problem, a judge must see the entire problem Climbers must verify that the judge is observing before climbing the problem. If judge does not observe the start of the problem, it will count as a trial but not a completion, even if problem is completed.
  5. The competition staff has final say in all matters pertaining to the competition.

Team Scoring:

  1. Teams will be separated into two divisions:
    • Middle School
    • High School.
  2. Middle and high school team score is determined by the total score of the top five (5) climbers, male or female, for each of the 4 competitions.

Current League Standings:

Scores will be available here once the season has begun.

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