A Note on Youth Participation

  • All guests under 18 years old must have a waiver completed and signed by their PARENT OR COURT-APPOINTED LEGAL GUARDIAN. There are absolutely no substitutions allowed for the parent or legal guardian.
  • For our complete Youth Policy including Unaccompanied Children, Youth Belaying, Lead Climbing, and Use of Auto-Belays, please talk with our staff!
  • Children enrolled in programs at Übergrippen (including but not limited to Akademie, clubs, teams, camps, after school programs) will be climbing with other children. Children will often be climbing partners for each other.  This means YOUR CHILD WILL BE BELAYED BY ANOTHER CHILD ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM AND YOUR CHILD WILL BELAY OTHER CHILDREN. If you are not comfortable with this, please do not enroll your child in our group programs. We offer private guided climbing (fees apply) and can also instruct parents on these same belay skills (enroll in our adult belay class here) so that you can supervise your child’s climbing experience directly.

Youth Programs

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Crag Akademie

  • A skills class that prepares kids to join one of our teams or clubs!
  • Teaches the basics of climbing and belaying.
  • Akademie is for kids ages 6-13 years old
  • 2 Sessions, Class 1 (4 weeks) and 2 (8 weeks)
  • Youth@ugclimbing.com

Climbing Teams

Youth Climbing Clubs

  • For kids and teens looking for a more social climbing experience
  • Clubs for ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, and 11-14.
  • Youth@ugclimbing.com

 High School Options


  • Camps for 7-13 years old
  • Bringing together the sport of climbing with other teaching in relevant knowledge areas such as science, health, outdoor education and exploration
  • Week-long and single day camp options offered
  • Summer, Spring Break, Fall Break, Winter Break Camps, and school closure days
  • Camps@ugclimbing.com

After School Programs

Birthday Parties

Friday Night Kids Climbs (aka Parents’ Night Out)

  • 6-12 years old
  • Planned approximately once monthly, check our schedule by following the link above
  • 3 hours of supervised activities and pizza dinner included!
  • 6pm to 9pm