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 the Gemstone USAC Climbing Team, 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 Kim DePew - Program Director via email or phone 208-329-7257, ext. 4.

We will be competing in local competitions. 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 is made up of USAC Certified Coaches
Derek Craig - Gemstone Head Coach
Ryan Terry - Gemstone Coach
Sarah Kirchner - Gemstone Climbing Instructor

Required 3 x 2 hour practices

Sunday 10-12 pm
Monday 6-8 pm
Wednesday 6-8 pm
Thursday 6-8 pm
Team Member must attend a minimum 3 of 4 sessions/week but are encouraged to come to all 4.


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)
* One Comp must be attended each season to qualify for Regionals and place in the top 16
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)