Youth Climbing Team | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

Our Youth Climbing Team was established to help young climbers learn and improve their climbing skills, lessons and practices are also designed to help build confidence through a focus on problem-solving, communication, trust and teamwork. 

Fall 2019 Season

The program will run on Sundays from either 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 29 First Practice
  • October 6
  • October 13
  • October 20
  • October 27
  • November 3
  • November 10
  • November 17
  • November 24 – No practice for Thanksgiving Break
  • December 1 – No practice for Thanksgiving Break
  • December 8 – Final Practice Celebration


Registration will open online and in-person at the CRWC on Wednesday, September 4 at 9:00 a.m.


How to Register

Registration for the youth climbing team is online! You must have an online account with Recreational Services to register. If you do not have an account, we recommend setting up an account PRIOR to registration opening.  Here's what you need to know:

  • If you are a staff, faculty, or student, you already have an account - just use your Hawk ID and password. 
  • If you've already created an account as a member of Rec Services or for other programs (swim lessons, wildlife camps fitness classes, etc), you are all ready to go when registration opens!
  • If you do not have an account, please call 319-335-9293 or stop by the CRWC or Field House membership desk to set up an account.
  • There is also an option online to set up an account.

Important: Once your account is set up, you'll need to add your child as a "dependent" on your account.

How to sign up your child as a dependent:

  1. Go to our online registration portal at
  2. Click "sign in" in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Enter your user name and password (Hawk ID and password if you are student, faculty, or staff). Click "sign in."
  4. Click your username in the upper right-hand corner. 
  5. Click "add a dependent."
  6. Enter your child's name, birthday, gender, and address
  7. Done!

How to register for the youth climbing team:

  1. Log in to your account if you're not already.
  2. Click "Register" in the menu across the top of
  3. Under "Program Categories" along the left-hand side, click "Climbing Programs."
  4. Select which time your child will attend youth climbing team. (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  or 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
  5. When asked which family member would you like to register, select your child's name. If you do not see your child as an option, you have not added your child as a dependent. See instructions above to add your child as a dependent.
  6. Select "Next: Add to Cart"
  7. Accept waiver to continue registration.
  8. Complete questions about your climber.
  9. If you are registering for more than one child, click "Continue Shopping" (you'll have to add each climber individually) or if you're done, select "Check Out"
  10. Enter payment information and you're done!


We’re excited to offer this program and hope to see your child ascend the wall!

Contact Dave Patton with any questions at 319-384-1223 or at