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Climbing Club

The Youth Climbing Club is a 13 week program structured to provide kids, ages 7-12, the opportunity to discover and learn about the sport of rock climbing.

Under the guidance of dedicated instructors, kids learn basic rock climbing skills, as well as work at improving balance, strength and coordination. The sport of rock climbing will also help your child develop self-confidence and self-esteem, while learning other life skills such as teamwork and communication.

  • Tuesdays or Thursdays

  • 4 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Spring 2024 | Jan 30 - April 23

  • Fall 2024 | September - December

  • $285 per session

* This includes a standard youth / young adult membership for the duration of Climbing Club as well as equipment rentals during Climbing Club only.

To join the waitlist, call us at (916) 852 - 7625. 

Summer Camp

Our Summer Camps are week-long programs for climbers of any skill level ages 7-12. Summer camp shows just how fun climbing can be and includes games, climbing, and special activities such as a rope swing and tie dye.

  • Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm

  • $350/week

  • 2024 Dates to Choose From

  • June 17 - 21

  • June 24 - 28

  • July 8 - 12

  • July 15 - 19

  • July 29 - August 2

* Registration for Summer Camp 2024 opens March 11.

To register your child during this time period, call us at (916) 852-7625 and select from the available weeks. A $75 deposit will be required to save your child’s spot.

Youth Programs

GA is a great place for kids to get some exercise and make new friends.

Young girl climbing and looking up at her next move
Group of kids climbing while being overseen by an instructor
Insrtuctor knelt down to help a child tie her rope

Recreational Team

This program often serves as preparation for joining the Competitive Team, but can also be a great place to advance technically without the pressure of competition. Rec Team members are strongly encouraged to have their own equipment (shoes, harness, chalk bag, locking carabiner and belay device).

The Youth Recreational Team is an ongoing program for kids and young adults ages 10-18 who are ready to take their climbing to the next level. Rec Team is ideal for intermediate level climbers looking to improve their skills, strength, endurance, and climbing proficiency.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays (Early or Late session)

  • Early Session: 4 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Late Session: 6 pm - 7:30 pm

  • $155/month

* If you do not have your own equipment, it is an additional $40/month for    equipment rental

* This includes a standard youth / young adult membership

Call us at (916) 852 - 7625 to join the waitlist. 

Competitive Team

The Youth Competitive Team is an ongoing program for kids and young adults ages 10-18 who are intermediate to advanced level climbers interested in competing in local, and potentially divisional, national, and even international climbing competitions.

Youth Competitive Team features in-depth instruction, coaching, and training. Our experienced coaches help members focus on climbing technique, strength, endurance and core balance. All team members must be proficient at belaying and willing to take on the challenge of lead climbing and lead belaying.

  • Tuesday and Thursdays (Early or Late session)

  • Early Session: 4 pm - 6 pm

  • Late Session: 6 pm - 8 pm

  • $155/month

* Competitive Team members must have their own equipment (shoes, harness, chalk bag, locking carabiner and belay device).

* This includes a standard youth / young adult membership

*Tryouts are required to join Comp Team and are scheduled in February and August of each year. For inquiries regarding Youth Competitive Team, please email or call (916) 852-7625.


Granite Arch Homeschool Classes are P.E. classes designed to introduce homeschoolers to the sport of climbing. Kids will learn to tie the climber’s knot, belay, and use technique and strength to climb effectively. Our instructors also concentrate on team-building concepts throughout the program to emphasize social interaction, fitness, fun, and friendship.

These classes are offered once a week in the Fall (September - December) and Winter/Spring (January - April) Semesters.


A great entry point for students of all levels.

  • Ages 7-18

  • 12 weekly sessions

  • $350/semester

  • Equipment Provided

  • Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

  • Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm

  • Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm


Students must have completed the Beg/Intermediate class at Granite Arch or demonstrate proficiency in belaying and climbing ability to the satisfaction of the instructor. Students must be able to complete at least a 5.8 climb.

  • Ages 10-18

  • 12 weekly sessions

  • $460/semester

  • Equipment Provided

  • Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm

  • Includes a field trip to a local outdoor climbing area during the final session.

* Our Homeschool Classes are very popular and do have a waitlist. We highly recommend joining the waitlist as early as possible.

To join the waitlist, call the front counter at (916) 852 - 7625. 

Kids gathered aroun their coach and listening to the lesson
Teenage girl bouldering at a competition
Teenage girl bouldering
Young boy belaying what young girl backup belays
Young girl about to start climbing on the bouldering wall
Instructor with her hands on her hips and smiling while talking to 2 young girls
Climbing Club
Two young girls on the bouldering wall, both turning back and smiling
Young girl having fun while bouldering
Rec Team
Team kid climbing on the bouldering wall
Summer Camp
3 young girls posing while playing on the Adventure Village playground
Comp Team
Team kid analyzing the route he is about to climb
Team  kids gathered in a circle around their coaches while one coach explaines the lesson to them
Young boy top-roping
Young girl top-roping
Kid running in obstacle course
Young girl climbing in the bouldering room arch
Kids grouped around gear counter while instructors pass out harnesses
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