Team Gemstone:  Intermediate/Advanced Climbers Only (with coach’s permission) 

Team members will be exposed to some of the finest climbers in the northwest and the country by competing in local and regional competitions. They will have the ability to learn and practice with the best. Here our team members hone their mental and physical skills by practicing a minimum of twice per week and are encouraged to come into the gym on their own. To become a member of Team Gemstone Hot Shots, you must have mastered the early advanced climbing skills, shown maturity in the sport, and have been referred by your coach. For those who have not been involved in our youth climbing clinics they must setup a time with our Coaching Staff to evaluate skill set. For more questions please contact Justine Greene – Program Director via email or phone 208-329-7257.

We will be competing in local competitions, including our own June 9th. USA Climbing Boulder Series begins in the fall and our team will be ready to compete regionally and (if they qualify) nationally.

Our coaching team are USAC Certified Coaches
Sarah Kirchner – Gemstone’s Floor Manager
Ryan Terry – Gemstone Head Coach
Justine Greene – Gemstone’s Program Director
Torrey Hendry – Gemstone’s Setter

Required 2 x 2 hour sessions/week

Sunday 4-6 pm
Monday 6-8 pm
Wednesday 6-8 pm
Thursday 6-8 pm
Team Member must attend a minimum 2 of 3 sessions/week but are encouraged to come to all 3.


Members $125/month + Membership Required
Non-Members: To be on team the participant must become a Member as we encourage all USAC Team Kids to practice outside of our sessions on their own.


Travel and Transportation

Athletes are responsible for travel and accommodations for each competition. Although, coordination of transportation and accommodations for each competition may be coordinated by our Parent Volunteer Coordinator.

USA Climbing Membership

To compete in USAC competitions athletes must have an active USAC membership prior to their first competition. The cost is $95 for the entire season (September 1st – August 31st) which includes both the bouldering and sport disciplines. For those who are not planning to attend Regionals, you have the option of paying for a season pass of $20. However, it is expected that those on the USAC Competitive Climbing Team attend Regionals. The fees paid for member passes will not be applied or credited toward any other type of USAC membership. To purchase and for more information on USAC Memberships, go to

Additional Fees

USA Climbing Membership ($95/Year)
Local Comp Entry Fees ($35-$55/comp)
* Two Comps must be attended each season to qualify for Regionals
Travel expenses
Team Apparel (See Spirit Pack Info)
Regional Championship entry Fee (~$125)
Divisional Competition Entry Fee (~$125)
National Competition Entry Fee (~$195) and Coaching fee (~$200)