Our youth climbing teams are dedicated to providing a fun and safe environment for athletes to thrive and kindle a passion for climbing.

Climbing is a lifelong sport that offers opportunities unique to other options for physical and mental growth.

Our coaches are committed to inspiring development of confidence, strength, kindness, and body awareness in a fun and challenging environment.

The programs are developed for all abilities, goals, and backgrounds.

When our kids go to competitions, they’re supported not only by their home coaches but also by the kids and coaches from our other locations – it’s an experience of being an individual, part of a local team, and of something even bigger.

"The Pad Climbing Team feels like a huge family and we are so grateful to be a part of something special."
Team Parent
Our camp counselors and coaches are certified with the U.S Center for Safesport and with Autism Climbs, and are aware of the needs of our unique and awesome youth climbers.

Youth Program Types & Pricing

  • NURTURE $125/mo - Includes Membership

    An opportunity for children and their parent(s)/caregivers that helps facilitate the development of a growth mindset, that plants the seeds of body awareness, and that nurtures play in a manner that leads to curiosity, tenacity, and delight, all through the lens of being a climber. Currently only available at our SLO location.

  • ABC $100/mo - Includes Membership

    Develop and teach basic climbing skills and techniques to children ages 6+. We aim to foster a love for climbing, athletics, and build a community of young passionate climbers. On this team, kids will learn how to boulder and top rope safely under the supervision of experienced coaches. A great beginner team to introduce your kids to the world of climbing.

  • REC TEAM $140/mo - Includes Membership

    The recreational team offers a non-competitive setting to develop a love for climbing with other young climbers. We teach the basic techniques necessary to become a well-rounded climber in a social, relaxed environment. This team typically ranges from elementary to middle school age youth and has an all-around focus on climbing, friends, and fun!

  • COMP TEAM $200/mo - Includes Membership

    The competition team is for middle school to high school age athletes who are ready for a more serious and challenging physical and mental routine. Team members will have opportunities for competing locally and regionally while learning more advanced skills required to perform their best. Our coaches focus on nurturing well-rounded athletes while continuing to provide a fun, social climbing experience.

  • ELITE TEAM $240/mo - Includes Membership

    Our competitive climbing team is focused on supporting motivated young athletes, ranging in age from middle school to high school. In a fun and safe environment, our athletes learn the importance of dedication, mindset, and self-improvement. They will learn to push their limits and follow their passions. Our excellent coaches create rigorous, structured physical and mental training programs to prepare our athletes to be confident in their ability. This team follows the competition season structured by USA Climbing’s local, regional, divisional and national climbing competitions. Invitation from coaches only. Time, travel, and financial commitments are required to be involved in the youth climbing circuit.

  • COMP & ELITE TEAM - External Financial Committment

    USAC Competitor Membership - $105/yr or Introductory Membership - $30/yr
    + Local competition fees at $30/comp

2022 Climbing Seasons are:

  • Bouldering  –  September to February
  • Sport Climbing – Feburary to July

Current Team Schedule

The Pad SLO

  • ABC 1: Saturday 11am – 12:30pm
  • Rec Team 1 & 2 – Tues & Thursday – 4 – 5:30pm
  • Comp Team – M/W/F – 4pm – 6pm
  • Elite Team – M/W/F – 3:30 – 6:30pm

The Pad Henderson

  • ABC 1: Wednesday – 4pm – 5:30pm
  • Rec Team 1: M & W – 4:30-6:00pm
  • Rec Team 2: W & F – 5:00-6:30pm
  • Comp Team: T & W – 4:30 – 7pm
  • Elite Team: M, T & Th – 4:45 – 7:45pm