Climbing Team

Mission: To develop and maintain high performing climbing abilities in Team Threshold athletes while fostering a love for the sport and encouraging fellow teammates.

Threshold Youth Climbing Team offers a competitive or non-competitive option for climbers ages 5 to 18. Our coaches will focus on cultivating and maintaining an environment where safety, leadership, teamwork, advanced climbing techniques, and training are of the utmost importance. Through a variety of games, training activities and workouts kids will set goals, get stronger and gain confidence off and on the wall. Team Threshold climbers will have the opportunity to compete on a local, regional, national and world level. Competition is not required to be a part of the team.

Practice

  • Multiple practice times and days are available depending on your category. Practice runs Monday through Thursday.
  • See the schedule below for practice days, times and pricing
  • Holiday exceptions will be promptly announced
  • Recommended ages: 5-18

USA Climbing Seasons

  • Bouldering Season (Fall)
  • Sport & Speed Season (Spring)

Your first day of practice is FREE!

Meet the coaches and try it out before joining

Join us during any of our practice times during the week before you sign up. Call ahead to let us know you’re coming!

Pricing & Practice Times

Team Threshold is divided into six categories based on age and USA Climbing Guidelines. Select the year the climber was born to see pricing options and practice times.

Lil’Crushers: Ages 5-7 Years

Choose to practice any day, Monday through Thursday. Practice is from 4:00-5:15p on those days.

Cost:

1 day – $65/month

2 days – $120/month

3 days – $170/month

4 days – $215/month

D Category: 8-10 Years

Choose to practice any day, Monday through Thursday. Practice is from 5:30-7:00p on those days.

Cost:

1 day – $65/month

2 days – $120/month

3 days – $170/month

4 days – $215/month

C Category: 10-12 years

Choose to practice Tuesday and/or Thursday. Practice is from 5:30-7:00p on those days.

Cost:

1 day – $75/month

2 days – $140/month

Category A/B/JR: 13-18 years

Choose to practice Tuesday and/or Thursday. Practice is from 5:30-7:30p on those days.

Cost:

1 day – $85/month

2 days – $160/month

Add on a full gym membership

Get a discount with your Team Membership

Practice 1 day a week: Only $40 to add on

Practice 2 days a week: Only $20 to add on

Practice 3 days a week: Only $10 to add on

Practice 4 days a week: Free!

Team Membership Includes:

  • Individualized instruction during team practice
  • Rental equipment during practice
  • Report cards indicating successes and areas for improvement
  • FREE parent intro to climbing class (auto belay & top rope)
  • Free Team T-shirt
  • Team gear available for purchase
  • 15% off retail store team members only
  • Access to select pro deals when offered
  • Team trips available for purchase
  • Mock-Competitions on a monthly basis

Not-Included:

  • Gym access and rentals outside of practice (unless you add on a Gym Membership, see above rates)
  • USA Climbing Membership ($100 one time fee, only if you are competing)
  • Competition Fees (average costs are $30-$65 per competition)
  • Transportation and Lodging fees for outdoor trips and competitions
  • Gym fees for out of town team practices
  • Food and Drink

Required:

  • For competitive climbers, you must compete at two local competitions in our region is required to qualify for regionals at the culmination of each season. Competition is not required to be a part of the Team.

FAQ’s

What to do if I have to miss practice? Please notify the coach before hand.  You can make up a practice day on one of the other days/times that are offered, but you may be with a different group of climbers/coach than you usually work with. Let a coach or staff member of any schedule changes that you need to make.

What should my child wear to practice? Team threshold shirt. Team shirts will be provided. Clothing that allows for freedom of movement such as: athletic shorts, quick drying t-shirts or tank tops are recommended. Climbing inherently presents abrasions to the skin of climbers. Wearing long pants that are made of synthetic materials (not cotton) can help prevent scrapes and cuts.

What should my child bring to practice? Climbing shoes, harness and chalk are the most used items at practice. These items are also available to rent at the front desk and included with your monthly membership. However, team member s are encouraged to acquire their own equipment via the 15% off team discount in the Threshold pro shop. When traveling for competitions, it becomes important for the climber to be responsible for their own equipment. Athletic shoes for strength and conditioning are infrequently needed but are recommended.

Threshold honors the following USAC rules in accordance to belay methods:

You must be 12 years of age and older to TR Belay. You must be 14 years of age and older to Lead Belay. (You must be a USAC member to fall within these rules, otherwise the required age while in the gym to TR belay is 14 and Lead belay is 16.)

Tryouts

Tryouts are not required for the general climbing team.

 

 

 

 

Meet our Coaches

John Tarkington

John Tarkington

Head Coach & Owner

John is an outdoor industry professional with a focus on indoor and outdoor Rock Climbing. Climbing since 2006. He has certifications ranging from the American Mountain Guides Association, Petzl Technical Institute, USA Climbing and the Climbing Wall Association. John guides outdoor trips as well as instructs climbers ranging from beginner to advanced.

Chris Yates

Chris Yates

Assistant Coach

I AM A SIMPLICATED MAN, A PROUD UNCLE OF FOUR WHO STARTED CLIMBING OVER 4,500 DAYS AGO. I BELIEVE CLIMBING DISCOVERED ME TO MY FIRST ITERATION OF MINIMALIST LIVING AS AN ACTUALIZED TRUTH AND HAS LED TO A VIEW OF CLIMBING AS AN AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION OF THE DICHOTOMOUS HUMAN CONDITION, ONE THAT IS UNIQUE TO EACH IF YOU ALLOW YOURSELF TO “CLIMB ON”; YET, SUBSEQUENTLY… LET GO. ALL IN ALL, FAMILY FIRST, CLIMBING ALWAYS.

Beth Clark

Beth Clark

Assistant Coach & Youth Leader

Hi! My name is Beth Clark and I'm currently applying to grad school in occupational therapy. I love watching people grow and develop in any given skill, especially via rehabilitation or in rock climbing. When not in class or at work, I enjoy reading, being outside, running, baking, and of course, climbing. I hope to one day use occupational therapy to help people discover rock climbing as they learn coordination and strength--amongst other life skills--and to recover from hand/arm injuries to get back to the rocks and start sending!

Chase Wehrenberg

Chase Wehrenberg

Assistant Coach & Head Instructor

I am the Head Instructor and Assistant Coach at Threshold Climbing and Fitness. I have been a recreational climber for 4 years, and love the outdoors. I am currently attending the University of Central Oklahoma pursuing an Outdoor Community Recreation degree. My passion is to involve interested people in my love of outdoor climbing. I am an American Mountain Guide Association certified Single Pitch Instructor and Climbing Wall Instructor at the Lead level. I am also certified by the American Red Cross in Wilderness First Aid. I am so excited about the idea of new climbers learning to transition to outdoor rock!

Juliette Goff

Juliette Goff

Assistant Coach & Youth Leader

Juliette is a talented climber and high school student. She has been climbing for over a year now and has really grown to love climbing and working with youth. She recently began lead climbing and enjoys working with our club, climbing school and birthday parties. Juliette has a passion for helping others and enjoys climbing with her entire family.

Austin Smith

Austin Smith

Assistant Coach

Bio coming soon!