All Youth Climbing Programs have ended for the summer. Please check back in the Fall as we will be offering the programs again during the Fall semester.



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

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: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm (January 16th - May 3rd)
  • Cost: $375/semester (30 sessions - No practice on March 13th and 15th because of Spring Break)
  • Space limited to 10 students
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Coach: Travis Russel 


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: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm - 3pm (January 16th - May 3rd)
  • Cost: $350/semester (30 sessions - No practice on March 13th and 15th because of Spring Break)
  • Space limited to 10 students
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Coach: Travis Russel


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: Wednesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm (January 17th - May 2nd)
  • Cost: $200/semester (15 sessions - No practice on March 14th because of Spring Break)
  • Space limited to 10 students
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Coach: Emily Smola


Jr. Climb:

The Jr. climbing program aims to get younger children involved with rock climbing. They will have a great time learning basic climbing skills through fun games and activities at the climbing wall. This is a great opportunity for young climbers to develop their skills and getting some exercise! No experience is required. Sessions are offered every other Saturday beginning on January 13th. 

  • Offered: Saturdays 9:30 - 10:15am
    • 1/13/2018
    • 1/27/2018
    • 2/10/2018
    • 2/24/2018
    • 3/10/2018
  • Cost: $10/session (5 sessions)
  • Space limited to 8 students
  • Minimum age: 4 years old
  • Maximum age: 7 years old
  • Coach: Becky Sobah
  • For more info contact Coach Becky:


How to Sign up:

PRE - Registration is required for all programs at the SRC front desk in person or over the phone (907-474-5886). You may also register at Outdoor Adventures (907-474-6027). 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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