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7th Annual Youth Climbing League. Participating rock gyms will have teams comprised of boys and girls ages 7-17. Participants will have coached practice sessions along with four competitions and a Championship competition against other teams in the league. The Youth Climbing League is a great opportunity for kids to improve in rock climbing along with meeting other kids who climb. The program emphasizes teamwork, safety, sports-person-ship, and fun!

Program Benefits
Coached practice sessions
Gym user privileges
Entry to all competitions
Team shirts
Sponsor Products
Trophies and medal

Competition Season
There will be four competitions, one hosted at each teams gym. Competitors will be competing in two categories: degree of difficulty and speed. Individuals will be awarded point and receive ribbons at each
competition Totaled points will reveal the winning team. The season will end with championship competition, in which trophies will be awarded to teams and individuals. Awards will be based on cumulative performance throughout the season.

Competition Dates:The schedule will be handed out at first practice session. The season runs January through March. Transportation is not provided. Carpooling programs will be available. League participation is mandatory in order to compete at competitions.

2001 TEAMS
Sunrise Rock Gym
Pacific Edge (831) 454-9254
The Sanctuary (831) 899-2595
Twisters (650)967-5581
Planet Granite (408)727-2777
Granite Arch (916)638-4605

Berkeley, San Francisco, and Marin: Contact Aspiring Heights 415-378-3293 or send and email to

Aspiring Heights Youth Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking
Camp Philosophy
Aspiring Heights has been offering programs for youth rock climbers and mountain bikers for the past five years. The Climbing Camps were created to assist young people in making a transition from climbing indoors to climbing outdoors and expanding their outdoor experiences. The Mountain Bike Camps give youth the opportunity to ride on fabulous trails and improve their riding technique.

Our programs provide proper safety techniques, professional climbing and biking instruction, environmental conservation, an appreciation of the outdoors, and most of all, fun.

Interested in finding out what it takes to climb a big wall? Spend a week in Bear Valley learning to jumar, aid climb, pack a haul bag, haul the pig and some tricks of the trade. This program is for youth who are experienced climbers.Each day you will practice different skills at the crag. One of the days you will aid climb a multi pitch route putting all of the skills and techniques you have learned into action. Depending on the participants we will consider have you sleep on a wall in a porta ledge.
Eight climbers will have the opportunity to spend two weeks climbing throughout France. We will fly as a group to Paris.

Armin Fisher, a UIAA internationally certified climbing and skiing guide will join us for the trip. We will travel by van throughout France, stay in hostels and campgrounds in towns and villages near the cliffs. Our travels will start in Paris /Fountainbleau and then take us south to the beaches of Nice where we will depart for home.

Our itinerary will include a day in Paris and then we will venture south to climb in areas which include: Fountainbleau, Ceuse, Voix, Or Pierre, and Boux. This program is open to
teens 12-17 years of age with indoor and outdoor climbing experience. This program is by application only. For more information and an application, please contact Aspiring Heights for Summer 2001 information.
Family Camp
This program is for families interested in spending time together in the outdoors and sharing new and exciting adventures. The weekend itinerary includes rock climbing Saturday and Sunday until mid- afternoon. Then off to one of the magical alpine lakes for a swim and relaxation. Free time will be given until dinner. After dinner, participants can go bike riding, bouldering, swimming or just hang out.

The weekend includes all equipment for rock climbing. You can bring your own bike or can rent one for an extra charge in Bear Valley. Kayaks are also available to rent during your free time. Families can either camp or sleep in bunks at Basecamp Lodge. All meals are included for Saturday. On Sunday, breakfast and lunch are included. Eight participants are needed for this program to run.

Aspiring Heights staff are professionally certified guides who will be on hand for instruction and safety. There will be a 6 to 1 ratio when climbing on the cliffs plus additional staff members for other activities.Other programs we produce include the Youth Climbing League, Guest Film Festival, and more....

There is a limited number of participants per program. A deposit of $100 is required to reserve your space for the climbing camp and $300 for the road trips. Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Checks are made payable to Aspiring Heights. Balance of payment is due June 1, 2000. Refunds are available for the climbing camp three weeks prior to the session and five weeks in advance for the road trips. The camps will take place regardless of the weather.

The camp and road trips will include meals, accommodations, climbing instruction & equipment, permits & insurance, and transportation to and from the crags.

Under a separate cover, you will receive an application, map, equipment list, waiver, and other pertinent information. Helmets are mandatory. The camps will provide them, but we encourage participants to bring their own.

Transportation to and from Bear Valley will be available. There is an additional charge of $15 each way and space is limited.

For more information contact:

Aspiring Heights
write to Allison Levy

275 5th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

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