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Our teams help young climbers develop their skills and widen their social networks by building meaningful connections. The gym environments are highly supportive and encouraging, making them an ideal place to learn and grow. In this setting, young climbers can mature as athletes and members of their community.

Development Team

This team helps climbers build foundational skills through one-on-one coaching and group-based instruction. Climbers learn basic climbing and safety etiquette, develop creative problem-solving abilities, and prepare for our advanced teams. Practices introduce and refine climbing concepts and encourage critical thinking.

Tryouts are not required; new climbers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Age 6 -11

$139 per Month

Two 1.5-Hour Practices per Week

Unlimited Climbing

20% Pro Shop Discount

15% Classes Discount

20% Private Coaching Discount

One Guest Pass per Month

Free Rental Gear

TRY A FREE PRACTICE

We encourage everyone interested in this team to sign up for an open practice.

Intermediate Team

This team provides additional structure and guidance for climbers of all levels. Practices contain a climbing and fitness component. In addition to learning how to top rope belay and boulder, climbers will build strength, improve athletic ability, and practice critical thinking skills. Competing is optional, yet encouraged, and lesson plans are built around the competition season.

Prospective climbers must try out or be selected from the Development Team.

Ages 6-12 or 13-18

$169 per Month

Two 2-Hour Practices per Week

Unlimited Climbing

20% Pro Shop Discount

15% Classes Discount

20% Private Coaching Discount

One Guest Pass per Month

Free Rental Gear for First Month

TRY A FREE PRACTICE

We encourage everyone interested in this team to sign up for an open practice.

Competition Team

Climbers on this team are held to a higher level of accountability than their peers. They must be responsible, dedicated, and self-motivated. In addition to further building strength and refining climbing skills, they will learn to lead belay and climb. Competing is highly encouraged, and practices are built around preparing for competitions.

Tryouts are required and held seasonally.

Ages 6-18 (Invitation-Only)

$220 per Month

Competing is Highly Encouraged

Two 2.5-Hour Practices per Week

One 2-Hour Practice per Week

One Optional Weekend Practice During Competition Prep

Two Half-Hour Strength and Conditioning Sessions During Practice

Unlimited Climbing

20% Pro Shop Discount

15% Classes Discount

20% Private Coaching Discount

One Guest Pass per Month

Free Rental Gear for First Month

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Learn

Learning inspires growth. We empower climbers with a comprehensive approach to learning.

Grow

Everyone develops differently. We encourage growth by addressing each climber’s individual needs.

Connect

The gyms provide a positive environment and supportive community – both are vital for success.

Open Practice

Join us for a day of practice. It’s free! Meet the coaches, hang out with other climbers, and learn how practices are structured. Register online so that we can prepare for your visit!

Register

Coaches

Our USA Climbing certified coaches have the knowledge and experience needed to help team members grow, both as climbers and as individuals. Our coaches are CPR certified and travel with team members to competitions.

Rob Kennedy

Program Director

Mara

Mara McKown

Comp Team Coach

Taylor

Taylor Brown

Steel Shop Head Coach

Briana

Briana McKee

Teen Intermediate Head Coach

Thomas Godwin

Thomas Goodwin

Youth Intermediate Head Coach

Faith

Faith Rashid

Development Team Head Coach

Does my climber need previous climbing experience?

No, but we recommend that Open Practice is not their first climbing experience. Take them to one of the gyms with a day pass, or try our Intro to Climbing Youth Class first!

How often does the team practice?

The Development Team has two 1.5-hour practices per week. The Intermediate Team has two 2-hour practices per week. The Competition Team has two 2.5-hour practices and one 2-hour practice per week.

What does a practice look like?

The Development team usually has one top rope practice and one boulder practice per week. The Intermediate and Competition team practices are generally a combination of climbing and conditioning.

When is climbing season?

Climbers join the team on a month-by-month basis. Generally, they prepare for boulder season from September to February and rope season from March to July.

Does Team CSI travel?

Only our Competition Team travels. They attend two yearly competitions - one local and one out of town. The rest of the teams do not travel.

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Power Plant


Our flagship gym, the Power Plant, is located in Downtown St. Louis, one block East of Lafayette Square. The gym is part of the historic City Hospital complex. Look for the towering smokestack.


Steel Shop + Gravity Lab


The Steel Shop, is located in the Frenchtown neighborhood of St. Charles. Housed inside of the Steel Shop, the Gravity Lab offers unique climbing challenges for younger and newer climbers.

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