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UW Stevens Point - Climbing Club

Kid’s Climbing Club | Beyond the Basics

Location Stevens Point, WI
Event Date(s) Oct 27, 2019 to Dec 1, 2019
Ages 6 to 12
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Event Description


Welcome to the Kids Climbing Club! All Kids Climb classes are lesson-based and designed to teach participants the basics of climbing including terminology, equipment, skills, and safety. Each class is one hour in length and taught as part of a series of 6 progressive classes. Three separate series are offered—Beginner Basics (two age groups) and Beyond the Basics—and repeated over the course of a year.  The participant limit is 10 per series. Each individual class will have two instructors.


Participants should arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled class to stretch and prepare for a full hour of learning and climbing.

All students must be accompanied by a responsible adult during the lesson time per our UWSP Climbing Wall policies. A seating area will be available for all who bring a participant to Kids Climb. Adults are encouraged to observe and cheer their students along!

Course and Curriculum Information (see kids climb series descriptions)

  • Beginner Basics Series 5 – 7 teaches the basics of climbing for children ages 5 – 7.
  • Beginner Basics Series 8 – 12 is for children ages 8 – 12 and teach the basics of climbing.
  • Beyond the Basics Series is for participants, ages 6 – 12, who have successfully completed the Beginner Basics Series and teaches climbing techniques and skill improvement. Instructor approval is required for enrollment. Email fitness.recreation@uwsp.edu to inquire.  

Questions about the climbing series can be directed to fitness.recreation@uwsp.edu.

SERIES OFFERED → Beyond the Basics
TIME → 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
COST $50 per Series per Student

Beyond the Basics Series

Students ages 6-13 who have participated in at least one session of beginner kids climb and who can confidently climb a 5.6 without assistance. Routes on our climbing wall are often rated from 5.1 (easy) and 5.12 (very challenging). All routes are marked with colorful tape, one color per route. The expectation of this course is to train students to improve skill in climbing. Students will learn many techniques that will increase their skill and ability. Students in this group should be confident and exceed in all expectations of beginner classes. The Beyond the Basics climb course is designed to be taken multiple times and should not become dull or repetitive because it will build upon skills learned in beginner courses.

 Ideally by the end of this course students should be able to complete routes more difficult than 5.6 and utilize climbing movements and techniques. Students should not be in this course if they cannot come down safely or are nervous with heights.

This series is all about challenging the students. A participant in this class should always be willing to learn and gain new skills. Students should be working towards difficult goals and challenge themselves regularly