Interscholastic Climbing League

The Interscholastic Climbing League (ICL) provides a competitive climbing program for middle and high school students in the greater Chattanooga area. The purpose is 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.

After six successful seasons hosting the League that served and average of 250 student climbers each season, the pandemic forced us to hit the pause button in 2020. The pandemic combined with our limited resources as a small division within the City of Chattanooga, and the growing interest in the league over the past 6 years, we determined it was the right time to pass the league to High Point Climbing and Fitness in hopes they could properly support the league as it evolves and cultivate it as it continues to grow.

 

Terri Chapin, Outdoor Chattanooga’s Program Coordinator, and league founder expressed bittersweet feelings about the transition. “I’m sad to let the league go but felt it was time to pass it onto the local climbing gyms because they are better equipped to help the league grow to its full potential.” We are grateful to High Point for their willingness to keep the league alive and continue to give young people the opportunity to participate in a non-traditional sport! If you have questions about the transition of the league to High Point or are interested in participating in the league as a middle or high school student, please contact Graham.thatcher@highpointclimbing.com.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Interscholastic Climbing League

Reach new heights.

Student climbers participate in six organized meets at the three local climbing gyms to represent their public, private or homeschool. Student climbers compete against themselves to improve in the sport and with their team to see how they rank amongst other climbers/teams in the league. Students don’t have to have prior experience to participate in the league.

If you have questions about the transition of the league to High Point or are interested in participating in the league as a middle or high school student, please contact Graham.thatcher@highpointclimbing.com

What You’ll Learn

  • How to belay and tie a figure eight knot
  • Teamwork and relationship building
  • Climbing technique and terminology
  • Rock climbing and bouldering

FAQs

How do I form or join a team?
Can I participate in the League as an individual?

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Ironman Chattanooga: Presented by McKee a Family Bakery

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Kayak Polo

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Partner Program: Bridge Chattanooga

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Adaptive Cycling

Chattanooga Grotto : Monthly Meeting

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6

Fireside at the Greenway Music Series

Fundamentals of Mountain Biking

Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Dog Championships

Learn to Skateboard

Intro to Mountain Biking: Riding Single Track Trail Class

Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Dog Championships

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Adaptive Cycling

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13

Fireside at the Greenway Music Series

Postponed until April/ Partner Programming for Freedom Sings USA Children’s Retreat

Intro to Mountain Bike: Fundamentals Class

NPS Battlefield Bicycle History Tours

Intro to Mountain Biking: Riding Single Track Trail Class

Partner Program: Camp Hope

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class (added class)

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

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Partner Program: Bridge Chattanooga Youth Adventures

Fireside at the Greenway Music Series

22

Learn to Skateboard

Intro to Mountain Biking: Trail Class

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class (added class)

Bike tour Southeastern Museum Conference

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Fireside at the Greenway Music Series

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Rapid Learning: Intro to Kayaking and Roll Practice /2Sessions/ Winter

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Learn to Skateboard

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Did You Know?

Chattanooga is home to some of the best rock climbing in the country. Sandstone boulders and cliffs surround the city and provide climbers with a lifetime of challenging lines. For those who would like to try climbing for the first time, Chattanooga has three climbing gyms as well as local guiding services that can get you started in the sport.

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