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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maximum Team Size: 12 members
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