Interscholastic Climbing League
The Interscholastic Climbing League (ICL) provides a competitive climbing program for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) in Chattanooga and the surrounding area.
Middle and high school students participate in organized meets to represent their public, private or home school. No previous experience is necessary. All students will participate on their school team. If their school has no team they may compete as individuals.
To introduce 6-12 grade students to a challenging sport and lifelong activity in an environment that emphasizes communication, teamwork and positive social interaction without the competitive pressure often associated with traditional team sports.
How to Form and Register a School Team/Club:
Identify a teacher to become the club sponsor/coach.
Obtain the school Principal's permission for the team to join ICL.
Climbers must fill out all 3 waiver forms in order to participate.
High Point Waiver
Outdoor Chattanooga Waiver
All students are expected to be belay trained and tested prior to meets.
Outdoor Chattanooga offers free belay training with pre-registration (see below).
Belay tests must be taken prior to climbing meets. Both High Point locations can perform the test at no cost. Climbers only need to pass the test at one location to be certified at both locations.
Each student climber completes 5 or more routes to the top of an indoor climbing wall.
When a climber reaches the top of a route, they are awarded the points dictated by the difficulty rating of the route.
Climbers add their five hardest climbs and the top five climbers combined score equals their team's score.
A school may have multiple teams, as long as there are five climbers per team.
Participating climbers can see how they rank among each other, individually and as a team, over the course of six meets.
Climbing results will be posted here after each meet. (See below)
Equipment used at meets: a climbing harness, climbing shoes, belay device, locking climbing carabiner, chalk bag and ball.
Cost per meet is $10 per climber paid to gym day of the meet.
All climbing equipment is included in cost of meets, or climbers can use their own climbing gear if they prefer.
Student Climber Constitution (The Climbing League Rules)
2018 Meet Schedule: TBD
Outdoor Chattanooga Free Belay Training and Walnut Wall top rope practice Schedule
There are two sessions offered on selected days in September and October for schools to choose from
3:30-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September.
3:30-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October.
Coaches need to call in advance to reserve a day and time for students to get belay training and climbing practice. (423) 643-6888.
Optional memberships to climbing gyms for student practice.
T.B.A. and High Point are both offering discounted monthly membership rates to students affiliated with an ICL team.
TBA 3 month membership to teams of 10 or more, $30 per month per person, $35 per person per month teams less than 10 climber memberships.
High Point is offering a $37 dollar monthly membership to High Point Riverside for teams with 5 student memberships and a multi facility membership(Riverside and Downtown) for $48 dollars.
Riverside members may also purchase 1/2 price day passes to climb at Downtown facility.
High Point is also offering (individual climber) team discount annual memberships for $400 at the Riverside location and $480 at both.
ICL Scholarships for student meet entrance fees.
Students must fill out the scholarship application here before the October 28, 2016 deadline to be considered for scholarship.
Thanks to our sponsors.
Established Middle and High School Teams:
Brainerd High School (HCDE)
Chattanooga Christian School (TN)
CSAS Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences (HCDE)
East Ridge High School (HCDE)
GPS Girls Preparatory School (TN)
Heritage High School (GA)
Howard High School (HCDE)
Ivy Academy (HCDE)
Lookout Valley High School (HCDE)
McCallie High School (TN)
Ridgeland High School (GA)
Red Bank High School (HCDE)
STEM Science Technology Engineering and Math (HCDE)
St. Andrews Sewanee High School and Middle School
Hixson High School (HCDE)
East Hamilton High School (HCDE)
LaFayette High School (GA)
Sequatchie County High School(TN)
Notre Dame High School (TN)
Brown Middle School (HCDE)
Orchard Knob Middle School (HCDE)
Belvoir Christian (TN)
Normal Park Middle(HCDE)