Youth Climbing

The Central Wyoming Climbers Alliance, in close partnership with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, Wild Iris Mountain Sports, Elemental Performance and Fitness, Lander Parks and Recreation, the National Outdoor Leadership School, and other invested local businesses, aims to increase the number of local Fremont County youth experiencing rock climbing. We will accomplish this goal by expanding and creating climbing programs that enhance young lives, create mentorship opportunities, and provide transferable problem solving skills. See below for information on programs. 

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Why go rock climbing?

Like many sports and activities, rock climbing can improve academic performance. The New York Times and Huffington Post have both written interesting articles on the positive physical and mental effects of exercise, specifically rock climbing on individuals. The Journal of School Health and the Journal of Human Kinetics also offer some interesting pieces about the effect of rock climbing on self-esteem, perceived self-efficacy, the desire to set and achieve goals, and the ability to overcome challenge in the face of anxiety. In addition to the personal benefits of rock climbing, participation in this sport often instills a sense of stewardship and connection to the places we climb.

Spring and Summer Climbing Opportunities in Lander

Wind River Climbing Guides

Wind River Climbing Guides provides private and customizable climbing adventures shaped to meet your expectations and goals. Trips can be experiential, educational, or a combination of both. Regardless of your age or experience level, Wind River Climbing Guides can create the perfect adventure for you.

Spring Young Guns - Parks and Recreation - Enrollment starts in April
April 12, 19, 26, May 3,10, and a  weather make up day for May 17.  

Age 12-18

Time: From 2:30-8pm

Cost: $100 

Register by calling: (307) 332-4647

Intro to Young Guns - Parks and Recreation - Enrollment starts in April

Kids climbing the next step. Start working towards lead climbing, lead belaying and cleaning an anchor

May 31st - June 2nd

Age 12-18

Time: From 2:00-7pm 

Cost: $100 

Register by calling: (307) 332-4647


Elemental Climbing Gym Youth Rock Climbing Camp -Enrollment opens on May 1st, 2017

Join us for a week of rock climbing! We'll focus on technique, belaying, knots, and good old fashioned fun. Climbing camp will run two hours each day at Elemental Performance + Fitness from Monday - Thursday and Friday will be spent climbing outdoors from 9am-3pm.

Two week long camps are offered at the following dates: 

June 19th-23rd

July 17th-21st.

Ages: 5-7 (8am-9:45am)

Ages: 8-14 (10am-Noon).

Price: TBA.

Register online at

Kids Climb  - Parks and Recreation - Call for more information  (307) 332-4647

Price: $45

May 26

June 2nd

June 16

June 30

Aug 4th


Little Monkeys - Parks and Recreation - Call for more information  (307) 332-4647 

Kids climb with parent or guardian.  Not required to climb but kids love seeing adults getting outside their comfort zone.

Price: $50

June 17

July 1st

Aug 5th


Adult evening climb - Parks and Recreation - Call for more information  (307) 332-4647 

Learn how to climb safely.  Be an excellent climbing partner and understand lead climbing belay, cleaning anchor techniques.

Date: June 15

Price: $45

Time: 4:30-9:30