Youth Climbing Program 

Providing quality climbing instruction for youth 8-18

The mission of the Fairbanks Youth Climbing Program is to introduce and cultivate rock climbing skills, techniques, and movement within the Fairbanks area youth.  The purpose of this mission is to enhance teamwork, communication, and confidence within our climbers.  Our teaching methods nurture this purpose.

School Year Offerings - Spring 2018

Rec Climbing Club:

This after-school climbing session aims to teach basic rock climbing skills and technique through top rope climbing and bouldering indoors. We also encourage communication, teamwork, problem solving, trust, and confidence through climbing with a small group of climbers. We want to grow a lifelong appreciation of climbing in our participants.

  • Offered: Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm (September 12th - December 5th)
  • Cost: $200/semester (13 sessions)
  • Space limited to 10 students
  • Minimum age: 8 years old

Homeschool Climb:

This midday session is a great overall introduction to the fundamentals of rock climbing. Topics will include awareness of surroundings, communication skills, climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, rappelling, and various climbing techniques.

  • Offered: Monday and Wednesday 12-2:00pm (September 6th - December 6th)
  • Cost: $350/semester (25 sessions)
  • Space limited to 10 students
  • Minimum age: 8 years old

Fairbanks Flash-Competitive Youth Climbing Team:

The Fairbanks Flash-Competitive Youth Climbing Team gives climbers the chance to compete with other youth climbing teams in our Region: Alaska/Washington, Division: 1. Practices are specifically aimed at teaching each climber the skills and technique he or she needs in order to compete at USA Climbing sanctioned competitions. During practice, our coach works with each athlete to prevent injury, maximize climbing time, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, motivate, inspire, and promote a healthy team environment.

  • Offered: Monday and Wednesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm (September 11th - December 6th)
  • Cost: $375/semester (24 sessions)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

How to Sign up:

Register at the SRC front desk in person or over the phone (474-5886). Payment is required at time of registration.

When you come to your first practice please be prepared to fill out our youth program forms for your child.

For more information contact:

Christian Mogensen
Outdoor Adventures Assistant Coordinator 
University of Alaska Fairbanks

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