The Team at a Glance
Team Aiguille has produced some of the strongest climbers in the nation. Rock climbing is becoming oneof the fastest growing sports in the world and we have designed a youth team to compete in all levels ofclimbing. Team members are coached in all areas of climbing including strength training, endurance,team work and mental preparation. Over the years, we have produced many victories on both the teamand individual level, making us one of the most widely recognized and cohesive climbing teams acrossthe US.
- Designed for ages 8-19
- Practice three times a week
- USAC certified coaching staff
(CPR/First Aid Certified and background check required)
While rock climbing is fun and exciting, Team Aiguille works hard to increase strength, perfect technique and build character through different drills and regimens, and of course, tons of rock climbing.
TRY IT OUT
If you are interested in joining Team Aiguille, you are allowed to join up to two team practices with the purchase of a day pass to try it out. Your first practice must be during one of the non-competition Saturday morning practices so the coaching staff is able to give you and your child deserved attention and introduce you to the practice format.
There are two different climbing seasons that Team Aiguille bases their schedule on: in the fall, starting in September, is the American Bouldering Series (ABS), which only features bouldering and starting around January begins the rope climbing season, or Sport Climbing Series (SCS). The levels of competition occur in the following order: Local, Regional, Divisional, National, Continental (optional), and World.
USA Climbing is the national governing body of competition climbing in the United States whose mission to ensure the success and growth of the sport of climbing.
The ABS, hosted under USAC, is the primary bouldering circuit in the US. Starting in the 1990s, the ABS has evolved into its own national organization and merged with USA Climbing in 2004.
The SCS involves roped climbing in the disciplines of difficulty and speed. It is recognized under the International Federation of Sport Climbing and the International Olympic Committee.
The Student membership begins at $40.00 a Month
Team Aiguille Dues
$75 a month with your child's gym membership
One time $50.00 fee each yearly season for your 2 Team Shirts and Jacket
USAC Dues - $95.00 for the season, paid directly to USA Climbing (in order to continue to the Divisional and National competition level, you must be a USAC Competitor Member. Otherwise, competitors must pay an additional $10.00 at any USAC competition. To register, visit www.usaclimbing.org. Competition Fees - Usually range $25.00-$50.00 per local competition, depending what gym the competition is held at, and $50.00-$90.00 for regional and divisional competitions.
BRETT CLEMMER Years Coaching: 7
Brett is Team Manager and a father of his own two climbers at Aiguille. As coaches throughout his life inspired him, Brett wanted to produce better and stronger climbers and prepare his kids with important life lessons, such as overcoming adversity and achieving goals. Brett enjoys challenging himself and enjoying the community of climbers both outdoors and at Aiguille.
BETHANY WEDLUND Years Coaching: 1
Bethany, who is also a belay instructor for Aiguille, enjoys working with kids to help them solve problems and watching them grow stronger every day. Formally an ARC lifeguard instructor at Aquatica, Coach Bethany is also growing as a climber along side her team kids, focusing on top rope and working on her own strength, endurance and mental training.