Competitive Program

The Competitive Program is for climbers who are serious about competing and have a desire to learn how to train. Team members will focus their training on how to become a stronger, smarter, and more efficient climber. This program is designed to inspire and challenge climbers to achieve their highest potential both physically and mentally, to increase self-confidence and personal responsibility, to develop communication and self-expression skills, while working successfully as a member of a winning team.
A kid climbing the climbing wall
In addition to practice, members receive an individualized training program. Members also participate in training clinics; sanctioned rope, boulder, and speed competitions ranging from the local level to world Championships; outdoor climbing trips; social activities; and fundraising. Climbers must be prepared for a comprehensive training and competition calendar and committed to competing through the mid-summer championships season.

Junior Team
This program introduces rock climbing as a competitive sport. In addition to safety and technique, an emphasis is placed on how to train mentally and physically to become a better athlete. Minimal climbing experience is necessary. Competitions are optional but suggested.

Intermediate Team
Members of the Intermediate Team have a strong drive to compete and improve themselves in all aspects. This team meets twice a week and travels to competitions throughout the southeast and mid-Atlantic. A background in competitive climbing is recommended.

Elite Team
For climbers who desire to be the best of the best, the Elite Team is there place. Members train three times a week and travel to Divisional and National competitions. This is an intense program that requires focused dedication.
Program Details
  • Maximum Team Size: 12 members
  • Ages: 10-19
  • Bouldering Season: Late September - February
  • Sport Climbing Season: March - June
Join the Team
Contact the Climbing Coordinator by email or phone at 843-762-8090.
Competitive Team Benefits
  • Annual Membership to The Climbing Wall
  • Discounts on climbing gear
  • Discounts on the Palmetto Pump held at James Island County Park in April
  • Customized work out plans
  • Private Lessons (Elite Team only)
  • Team Shirt