After School Programs


Reach new heights in our 2018 After School Programs. flyer here

We are currently enrolling for Spring Sessions

For late enrollment, please contact Matt Baetzhold

yt 3 Kids love to climb!
 We love to see children’s natural urge to scramble up things (trees, furniture, etc) directed into an activity that will play a positive role in their lives.

At Climbmax we are committed to offering FUN and educational after school climbing programs for a broad range of abilities and ages. We begin with  Climbing Club in Kindergarten and offer progressive programs that grow with your child’s development, Tween, for those who have progressed and our  programs go all the way up to the ClimbMax Climbing Team where young teens  practice focused skills with dedicated training sessions.

The more you climb, the better you get! The better you get the more fun it is. To help facilitate more climbing all After-school participants and their parents can purchase a monthly unlimited pass for additional climbing at 40% off regular pricing during the time they are enrolled in any of our youth programs.

With noted exception ALL after school programs are held at our downtown location at 43 Wall St

 Not sure which program OR do you have questions about These programs ?  CLUB and TWEEN  contact  Matt Baetzhold for TEAM PROGRAMS contact Phil Whitlock


(ages 5-11) * Downtown location
Tuesday OR  Wednesday 3:45pm – 5:15pm 
*recommended for first-time, and the youngest climbers
OR Thursday 3:45pm – 5:15pm
*recommended for returning Climbers
Length of session: 1.5 hrs              Number of classes: 10
Price: $135.00 (harness and climbing included)  Or use ON-LINE FORM using PayPal or print and fill out

After-school clubs offer a supervised environment for young climbers to discover and enjoy climbing with their peers. Our instructors lead fun and educational climbing games, activities, and allow for plenty of free climbing time as well. Club meets once a week.  Parents can choose from two different days for this program; though, we attempt to divide the curriculum for two separate club sessions so that previous club climbers can practice what they know and progress their climbing skills while still having lots of fun! Regardless of the day, our club program will allow a chance for climbers to learn all the basics of climbing at their own pace with lots of fun and games!


(ages 11-13) * Downtown location  yt-2

Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:00pm 

Thursday 5:30pm – 7:00pm 

Length of session: 1.5 hrs            Number of classes: 10
Price: $155.00 (harness and climbing included)   Or use ON-LINE FORM using PayPal or print and fill out

The ‘Tween’ program offers a supervised environment for young, progressing climber. Our Tween curriculum aims to be the ultimate bridge to the world of climbing. Interested in competing? Each session has a training and physical fitness component. Looking to explore the world and climb on real rock? We teach basic belay skills up through mock lead climbing. All this while maintaining plenty of time for fun and games. Our Tween programs will accommodate any level of climber on either day in an encouraging atmosphere and a challenge by choice attitude. 

CLIMBING TEAM – A New structure for 2018. 

This is an On-Going program and entry can occur at many stages
Mondays  and Wednesday at  Downtown  5:30pm – 7:30pm
(some participants may train at SMAC depending upon their specific goals).             

Friday (competitive only) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Length of class: 2 hrs
Just one night ?? **Monday OR Wednesday** is OK please contact Phil to verify which night


Climbmax’s Youth Team is the perfect fit for the climber who is looking to truly develop as a self-disciplined and self-motivated individual. With the help of our experienced coaches, team members will learn the skills necessary to train safely and efficiently and climb stronger than ever before.  Practices will meet:

Recreational Team 1: $75.00 month (1 practices per week (Mon. or Weds.) – NO additional free climbing per week)
Register:  ON-LINE FORM using PayPal or print and fill out

Recreational Team 2: $125.00 month (2 practices per week (Mon. AND  Weds.) – NO additional free climbing per week)
Register:  ON-LINE FORM using PayPal or print and fill out

Recreational + Team: $125 month (1 practices per week (Mon. or Wed.) – free UNLIMITED CLIMBING PASS included per month)
Register:  ON-LINE FORM using PayPal or print and fill out

Sport Team: $150/month (2 practices per week -free UNLIMITED CLIMBING PASS included per month)
Register:  ON-LINE FORM using PayPal or print and fill out

Competitive Team: $195/month (2 climbing practice 1- training practice per week -free UNLIMITED CLIMBING PASS included)
**EFT (Electronic Fund drafting
available for ALL programs with free monthly passes … this will make payments easier)

ClimbMax Climbing Teams offer youth the opportunity to be part of a team experience with the goal of improving climbing skills in a supportive and challenging atmosphere. 
Coaches give direction and lead activities to help young climbers build on their strengths and improve on their weaknesses. The young climbers are expected to be self motivated in regards to improving their climbing skills. Daily exercise routines and climbing workouts are a big part of this program. Coaching at local competitions is included.Cancellation Policy
Due to the popularity of these programs, slots are held for pre-registered participants, this often prevents others from signing up. Due to this fact, the cancellation policy is as follows: Any cancellation two weeks prior to start date will receive a full refund. Within two weeks of the start date a refund of the deposit is provided with a 30% sacrifice. Any cancellation after the first session will receive a 50% refund, and no refunds are issued after the completion of the second session. Still not sure ask Phil

DON’T FORGET! All participants must have a CURRENT Participation Agreement filled out prior to climbing.

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