Vertical Hold Youth Climbing Team

Vertical Hold is proud to showcase our Youth Team! Team Vertical Hold caters to students of all ability levels and is split into two distinct groups. The Recreational Squad is the portion of the team that is oriented towards beginner and intermediate climbers. Members of the Recreational Squad will learn how to rock climb in a safe, fun, and supportive environment while gaining a sense of community. Recreational level climbers are given special training to increase their physical health, flexibility, and overall coordination. The second half of the Team is the Competition Squad. This group is focused on preparing for local, regional, and national climbing competitions. Competing athletes engage in strength, power, and endurance training in a structured, energetic, and supportive team environment designed to build camaraderie and lasting friendships. Regardless of the path these young climbers take, they are guaranteed to advance their problem solving skills while developing the confidence and interpersonal skills needed for them to be successful for the rest of their lives.


Stay tuned as our San Marcos youth program launches this October 2017!

Recreational Squad

Recreational Squad – VH POWAY:
  • Option #1: One class per week, $100.00 per month.
  • Option #2: Two classes per week, $140.00 per month.
  • Option #3:  Three classes per week, $170.00 per month.
Rental gear included!
Rec. Squad meets at VH POWAY, Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until Noon.

Free trial class, please call ahead to learn more.

Families with more than 1 climber on the team receive 15% off each additional climber

Competition Squad

Competition Squad – VH POWAY:
  • Three classes each week.
  • Unlimited gym membership each month.
  • Includes Team jersey.
  • Rental gear included.

Comp. Squad meets at VH POWAY, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Competition Team

Meet the  Youth Team Coaches

Kory McAfee - Head Coach
Competition Team
Competition Team
Competition Team

Kory McAfee

Head Coach

Amber Jaxon

Assistant Coach

Orion Feist

Assistant Coach

Logan Boyer-Hayse

Assistant Coach