Youth Climbing Team

The Hi-Line Climbing Team

Welcome to the Hi-Line Climbing Center Team and Thank You for your interest in youth climbing in Great Falls, MT. The HLCT is dedicated to expanding and improving climbing for our area youth through dedicated programs and technical instruction in a fun and welcoming environment.

Mission Objectives

Climbing is a terrific vehicle to expand your child’s horizons in the physical and mental realms, which can also become a life-long passion for fitness and adventure for the whole family. Climbing is a means unto itself, but for some, the thrill of competition adds a purposeful element that adds to the experience. For dedicated youth climbers, there is even the prospect of taking this sport to the world stage in international competitions and even the Olympics. For most, it adds an element of fun and a metric to track their progress or even simply to provide a fun group dynamic. Whatever the reason for joining, we are here to make sure you and your child have a fun and entertaining experience.

Team Outline

The climbing team is for children ages 7-17 years old. No experience is necessary to be part of the climbing team. Members of the team will learn teamwork, problem-solving, and functional strength from our experienced coaching staff. Whether they climb to win or climb to have fun, we have a team for that. There will be two levels on the team depending on experience and climbing ability. The coaches (and parents) and current team availability will determine who is at which level. Team members must purchase a gym membership to be on the team. Membership info can be found on our Membership Tab. Team members may use their membership to climb outside of regular practice times with adult supervision. Climbers must receive permission from Hi-Line Admin to attend different practices (it is dependent on space).

Practice

  • Recreational Team – Tuesday/Thursday 4:00PM – 5:30PM
  • Recreational Team – Wednesday/Friday 5:30PM – 7:00PM
  • Competitive Team – Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30PM – 7:00PM
  • Competitive Team – Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00PM – 5:30PM

Register Call 406-315-1613 or Drop us a Line

Note: This is a drop-off program. Two staff members (1 coach, one front desk) will be on hand at all times to assist the climbers during practices. Outside of team practice times, children under 14 are encouraged to climb but must be attended by an adult at all times. Children over !4 yrs of age may climb on their own any time.
Competitive Schedule (dates TBA)

Calendar

Fall Season
September 6th to November 26th
Winter Season**
November 29th – December 31st
Spring Season
January 3rd – May 27th
Summer Season**
June 6th – August 26th
**Check for availability. Practice times TBA. Reduced Fee Period.

Equipment

  • Climbing shoes (rentals included w/membership)
  • Chalk bag
  • Active clothing
  • Snacks
  • Bouldering brush (optional)

Costs

  • $77/month* (price includes use of rental equipment, coaching and full gym membership for use any time).
  • *Discounts apply for siblings and parents. Inquire at the front desk. Or call: (406) 315-1613

Expectations

Competitive team members are expected to train for and climb in at least one competition of their choosing. All team members are strongly encouraged to climb in the Hi-Line’s annual Fall competition (ROCKtober second week of October). There are 5-7 competitions held annually in Montana. Competitions range in price from $25-45 and are not covered in team fees. Climbers will identify one or more of these competitions for which to train. Climbers may use their own equipment or the rental equipment of the Hi-Line for the competitions. Purchasing climbing shoes is highly recommended. In order to get the team members the best possible equipment, The Hi-Line is offering a 25% discount on all non-consumable merchandise for all active team members.

Competitive Schedule (dates TBA)

USA Climbing Membership

Climbers wishing to compete in USA Climbing Championship Level Competitions (Regional, Divisional, National) must have an active USAC membership prior to their first competition.

For more information about USA Climbing or to purchase a membership, visit www.usaclimbing.org.