Youth Team

Become a part of the A-TEAM by joining the ASCEND Youth Team! Designed for children and teens of all abilities, coaches will foster a positive, inclusive community that supports recreational and competitive climbers as they strive to meet their own personal goals. Participants will learn climbing specific skills as well as teamwork, problem solving, and developmentally appropriate body awareness. Coaches will work directly with each team member to identify and progress toward individual goals whether that be to enjoy climbing with friends or to climb competitively. Our climbing team is a fun place to explore limits, gain confidence, and learn life-long skills.

  • Ages: 6 - 17 (or 18 if still in HS)
    • Two training groups: 6-11 yrs and 12-17 yrs
  • Duration: Wednesdays and Fridays from 5p-7p (starts September 6th)
    • Sessions will typically run monthly from the first Wednesday through the last Friday
  • Price: $80 per month
    • Team fee is add-on to a current ASCEND EFT Membership
    • Late registration is welcome and fee will be prorated
  • Included: Unlimited climbing, personal coaching, individual fitness and climbing assessments, free gear rentals on practice days, ASCEND team shirt, and discounted Evolv shoes (team sponsor!)
  • Not Included: Snacks, transportation, and before/after team child care



We believe in transparency, so please know that some details are still being worked out. If you have any questions, suggestions, interest in joining the team, or for more information, please email [email protected].

Summer Camps - UPDATED July 28, 2017
ASCEND Pittsburgh's summer camps are designed to grow strong minds and bodies in our city’s youth. Caring, experienced ASCEND counselors will guide children through fun and developmentally appropriate activities, such as bouldering, top-rope climbing, yoga, obstacle courses, slacklining and more!
  • Recommended Ages: 2nd Grade - 10th Grade (varying sessions offered below)
  • Price: $250 | Last Session: $200
  • Duration: Week-long, Monday through Friday sessions from 9am – 12pm each day
  • Included: Climbing instruction, rental gear, good times
  • Not included: Transportation, membership, lunch and snacks (okay to bring in), bad times
  • Availability: Each session is limited to 20 participants
  • Sessions: Choose from the following -
    • June 26-30: Rising 2nd - 4th graders -> See you next year!
    • July 10-14: Rising 5th - 7th graders -> See you next year!
    • July 17-21: Rising 8th - 10th graders -> See you next year!
    • July 24-28: Rising 2nd - 4th graders -> See you next year!
    • July 31-August 4: Rising 5th - 7th graders -> See you next year!
    • August 7-11: Rising 2nd - 10th graders -> See you next year!

If you have any questions, suggestions, or for more information, please email [email protected].