The Waimea Climbing Team is a youth Climbing team, which has a successful history of achievements.The Team was created in 2001 and developed lots of good traditions since then.
Our younger competitors participate in a separate class, called Waimea Junior and compete with the team during competition season. We climb not only indoors, but outdoors as well.
Our team members take part in the USA Climbing competitions, and often have excellent results.Six students of the Team became USA National champions in all three disciplines: difficulty, speed and bouldering.
The team ages range from 6 to 17 years old. We have a great group of team parents on our side, as well. They all help out immensely, especially Charles Lamb, who is currently the official coordinator for our competition region.
We practice at the Boston Rock Gym in Woburn. This is one of the largest indoor climbing facilities in Massachusetts with 8,000 sq. feet of climbing surface and more than one hundred routes of all grades. From the beginning of May, to the end of June, we practice at Hammond Pond. All of our team members must be members of the USA Climbing. For info on the membership, and other USA Climbing related topics, visit www.usaclimbing.org.
Our primary goal is to create a cooperative group of teammates, who enjoy climbing together. Also, we want to teach and practice a variety of climbing techniques that are necessary for great performance at competitions. In order to achieve these goals, we practice twice a week for about 2 hors per practice. We do stretching, conditioning, bouldering, endurance training, technical, speed, and lead climbing.