Climbing Education & Youth Climbing

The Central Wyoming Climbers' Alliance, in close partnership with Elemental Performance and Fitness, Wild Iris Mountain Sports, Lander Parks and Recreation, the National Outdoor Leadership School, Exum Mountain Guides, and other invested local businesses, aims to increase the number of Fremont County youth experiencing rock climbing both indoors and outdoors. We support and create youth climbing education, coaching, and mentoring programs that enhance fitness, problem solving, self esteem, leadership, and environmental awareness.  See below for information on our various programs. 

Please contact us for scholarship opportunities, or if you would like to propose a new education program: info@wyomingclimbers.org 

Lander Youth Climbing Opportunities

Youth Climbing Classes are for those new to climbing as well as youth with more experience. Program coaches work with your child to improve their movement, strength, technique, and overall understanding of the sport.

 

The Climbing Team is for intermediate and advanced youth. We dedicate our time to becoming better climbers and achieving individual goals. You can sign up for the full season (5 months) or 1 month at a time.

 

The Elemental Climbing Camps are for youth of all climbing abilities. Program coaches work with your child to improve their movement, strength, technique, and an understanding of basic top roping skills.


 
 

2017: Justin Don Martin (Riverton), Darien Ferris (Ft. Washakie) 2016: Dorian Baldes (Ft. Wasakie), Kaylen Frable (Atlantic City), Maria Kulow (Lander), Emilee Robins (Lander) 2015: Rachael Troxl (Lander) and Ryan Crawford (Lander 2014: Nesto Lowham (Lander) and Kamille Brough (Lander) 2012: Sammy Crawford Mitchell Atnip 2011: Beryl Coulter and Henry Austin 2010: Anna Boyle (Lander) and Chancy Headley (Ft. Washakie) 2009: Joe McGowan (Lander) and Willy Ratz (Lander) 2008: Carlyn Cook (Lander) and Jessica Roberts (Riverton) 2007: Lisa Zirbel (Lander) and Larkin Guenther (Lander) 2006: Teresa Miller (Lander) and Clayton Tanner (Lander) 2005: Heather Birch (Lander) and Eliah Petersen (Lander) 2004: Heather Hendricks (Lander) and Marie Cartwright (Lander) 2003: Tom Pryor (Hudson) and Karissa McGiven (Riverton) 2002: Cale Hinkle (Lander) and Marissa Matthews (Riverton)/

2017: Justin Don Martin (Riverton), Darien Ferris (Ft. Washakie)

2016: Dorian Baldes (Ft. Washakie), Kaylen Frable (Atlantic City), Maria Kulow (Lander), Emilee Robins (Lander)

2015: Rachael Troxl (Lander) and Ryan Crawford (Lander

2014: Nesto Lowham (Lander) and Kamille Brough (Lander)

2012: Sammy Crawford Mitchell Atnip

2011: Beryl Coulter and Henry Austin

2010: Anna Boyle (Lander) and Chancy Headley (Ft. Washakie)

2009: Joe McGowan (Lander) and Willy Ratz (Lander)

2008: Carlyn Cook (Lander) and Jessica Roberts (Riverton)

2007: Lisa Zirbel (Lander) and Larkin Guenther (Lander)

2006: Teresa Miller (Lander) and Clayton Tanner (Lander)

2005: Heather Birch (Lander) and Eliah Petersen (Lander)

2004: Heather Hendricks (Lander) and Marie Cartwright (Lander)

2003: Tom Pryor (Hudson) and Karissa McGiven (Riverton)

2002: Cale Hinkle (Lander) and Marissa Matthews (Riverton)

Jim Ratz Memorial Climb the Grand Scholarship

Calling all youth of Fremont County! Experience the adventure of a lifetime with a four-day guided experience up the Grand Teton, the most iconic peak in Wyoming. No previous climbing experience is required. Four recipients will be selected in 2018. 

The 2018 trip will be July 19-22 with Exum Mountain Guides. These dates are non-negotiable. All youth finishing 8th-11th grade this year are welcome to apply. The application must be filled out by the youth intending to participate. Application deadline is 5pm on April 27th. Applicants receiving interviews will be contacted by early May. The 2018 Recipients will be selected and notified by mid May. 

Currently Accepting 2018 Applications - click on the link to the left for the online form

Questions?  Please email: info@wyomingclimbers.org


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