Climbing Leagues

Vertical eXcape offers several leagues for youth of all ages as well as for adults.

All participants must have a Vertical eXcape waiver signed before participating. Any participant under the age of 18 must have a Vertical eXcape Waiver signed by his/her own parent or court appointed legal guardian prior to participation. No exceptions!

If you have any questions, please call the gym at 812-479-6887.

 

YOUTH CLIMBING LEAGUE
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Are you looking for a way to improve as a climber, meet new friends that enjoy climbing, or simply have fun? Vertical eXcape’s Youth Climbing League is your answer!

Our Youth Climbing League is specifically developed for kids ages 5 to 11. The league is designed to teach participants the importance of communication, trust, patience and group development through climbing. Each session offers exciting challenges for every participant. The league consists of general and specialized conditioning, learning climbing terms and techniques through games and activities, and plenty of climbing. Each group will be facilitated by qualified Vertical eXcape staff, and sessions are open for parents to observe.

Our Youth Climbing League is great for those wanting to learn more about climbing and meet new friends. Climbers who began this sport in our youth programs have made long-term friends, gone on to compete in local and regional competitions, and even become staff and instructors themselves.

When does the YCL begin?

The league runs January – May and August – November. You can start at any time. You can also stop at any time with written notice by the first of the month.

When are sessions held? 

      • Every Tuesday from 4:00-5:30 pm

What is included with the league?

      • Staff facilitated climbing, games, & activities
      • Vertical eXcape Membership with full benefits
      • Rental Gear use (during Tuesday sessions)

What is the cost for the YCL?

      • $40 per month  (Set up as a monthly EFT)

What if my child does not have climbing gear for visits other than Tuesday?

      • Rent:  $20 per month (unlimited use of rental gear outside of Tuesday sessions)

OR

      • Rent:  $5 per visit (outside of Tuesday sessions)

OR

      • Buy: Members receive discounted prices on purchases. (Complete entry level gear for youth can be purchased for approximately $95. This depends on what size your child wears.)

 

HIGH SCHOOL CLIMBING LEAGUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vertical eXcape’s High School Climbing League is designed for students who thrive in a competitive yet fun environment. Any student 12 years old and up attending private, public or home school is eligible to participate in the league. Participants will learn the fundamentals of rock climbing through weekly training sessions, and bi-monthly in-house competitions.  Many students typically not involved in traditional sports have found rock climbing to be truly rewarding, fun, and a great way to stay in shape.

When does the HSCL begin?

The league runs January – May and August – November. You can start at any time. You can also stop at any time with written notice by the first of the month.

When are training sessions held?

Training sessions will be conducted every Monday from 6:00-8:00 pm. League members are expected to arrive on time and fully participate in each training session.

When are competitions held?

      • Dates to be announced

What is included with the league?

      • Coaching and workouts
      • League Competitions
      • Vertical eXcape Membership with full benefits

What is the cost for the league?

      • $55 per month  (Set up as a monthly EFT)

What if I do not have my own gear?

      • Rent:  $20 per month

OR

      • Buy: Members receive discounted prices on purchases. (Entry level gear can be purchased for approximately $125)

 

 

ADULT CLIMBING LEAGUE  (Next season’s dates TBD)

The ACL is an informal, casual league geared to get you psyched on climbing and training harder and more confidently. This league is also a great way to meet new people, find new challenges, hone your climbing skills, and (most importantly) have a lot of fun pushing YOUR limits.

Whether you have been climbing for years or have just started, this league is for you!

When is the ACL?

      • Next season’s dates TBD

How does the league work?

      • The ACL consists of seven 1-week scoring sessions. Scorecards must be turned in by Saturday each week. New scorecards will be available every Monday.
      • This scoring system uses divisions and handicaps, and is designed to level the playing field so that regardless of your ability, you can still earn just as many points (or more) than a person who is placed in a higher division than you.

How many people are on a team?

      • Teams can be 2-4 people. Sign up with friends or sign up on your own and we will select a team for you from the list.

What day do I climb?

      • You can climb and score any time of the week you want, but we hope to use Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:30 pm to foster a bit of good natured competition and community.

Who can join and is there a fee?

Anyone 18 years old and over can join by making a donation of any amount through VX to:

      • The Access Fund
      • Southeast Climbers Coalition
      • Illinois Climbers Association
      • Friends of Muir Valley
      • Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition

Suggested donation is $10.  Cash or check only.