2017 - 2018


Rock Climbing

Youth Rock Climbing Programs and Teams

Bend Endurance Academy climbing programs create a lifelong passion for the sport of rock climbing. Our programs give participants the chance to grow as climbers’ and as a team while learning proper climbing technique, safety, risk management, and goal setting.

Our indoor climbing programs operate in partnership with the Bend Rock Gym, which serves as our primary training and instructional facility. Bend Endurance Academy Climbing programs also offer the unique option of outdoor climbing trips to the world class Smith Rock State Park and other local crags. If you don’t see a climbing program that fits your child’s ability or age, we encourage you to look into the great youth programs at our host facility of Bend Rock Gym

 

Climbing Competition Team:

Designed for the motivated and driven youth climber that is looking to compete in USA Climbing youth climbing events at the local, regional, divisional, and national level. We ask that members of the competition team be committed to a three day per week training schedule, plus attending two local climbing competitions and the regional championship for each season traveling with the team. Previous experience and permission of Climbing Program Director is required.

All team members must maintain an active EFT membership with Bend Rock Gym.

  • Ages 12 – 19
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • September 11, 2017 – June 7, 2018
  • 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Previous Climbing Experience Required
  • Participants must have own climbing shoes, harness and chalk bag
  • Must have valid Bend Rock Gym membership
Tuition: $1900
Competition Team members must have a current and valid Bend Rock Gym membership.

Morning Strength

NEW PROGRAM! Climbers, cyclists and skiers – your coaches have created a new academy wide program to supplement your sport specific training. Professional strength and conditioning coaches will lead you through strength progressions designed to help you reach your athletic goals. This program will focus on maximizing strength and power, applying strength and power in your specific sport, identify imbalances and weaknesses to prevent injury and optimize your athletic performance! Get swoll!

 

  • Tuesday + Thursday Mornings
  • Performance Strength for ALL Comp/HS Level Academy Athletes
  • September 12 – November 16
  • 2x/week for 10 weeks
  • 6:15AM – 7:15AM
  • Meet at BEA
Tuition: $100

High School Team

The perfect fit for those high school age climbers who are passionate about rock climbing and are looking to receive coaching, instruction, and learn new skills.  We recognize that not every climber wants to commit to a dedicated competition and training schedule.  This is the program designed to make sure climbers continue to develop their skills and their enjoyment of the life-long sport of rock climbing.

All team members must maintain an active EFT membership with Bend Rock Gym.

  • Ages 14 – 18
  • Monday and Thursday
  • 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Fall Session : September 11, 2017 – January 11, 2018
  • Spring Session: January 15, 2018 – June 7, 2018
  • Participants must have own climbing shoes, harness and chalk bag
  • Must have valid Bend Rock Gym membership
Tuition: $655
High School Team members must have a current and valid Bend Rock Gym membership

 


Morning Strength

NEW PROGRAM! Climbers, cyclists and skiers – your coaches have created a new academy wide program to supplement your sport specific training. Professional strength and conditioning coaches will lead you through strength progressions designed to help you reach your athletic goals. This program will focus on maximizing strength and power, applying strength and power in your specific sport, identify imbalances and weaknesses to prevent injury and optimize your athletic performance! Get swoll!

 

  • Tuesday + Thursday Mornings
  • Performance Strength for ALL Comp/HS Level Academy Athletes
  • September 12 – November 16
  • 2x/week for 10 weeks
  • 6:15AM – 7:15AM
  • Meet at BEA
Tuition: $100

Climbing Development Team:

Designed for the committed middle school aged participant who has previous climbing experience and is looking for an introduction to competitive rock climbing. Our experienced and professional coaches spend time working on intermediate to advanced movement drills while introducing sound competition techniques and strategies.

The first session will follow the USA Climbing Bouldering season while the second session will follow the USA Climbing Sport and Speed season.

All team members must maintain an active EFT membership with Bend Rock Gym.

  • Ages 12 – 14
  • Monday and Thursday
  • 4:00pm -6:30pm
  • Fall Session: September 11, 2017 – January 11, 2018
  • Spring Session: January 15, 2018 – June 7, 2018
  • Previous Climbing Experience Required
  • Participants must have own climbing shoes, harness and chalk bag
  • Must have valid Bend Rock Gym membership
Tuition: $655
Development Team members must have a current and valid Bend Rock Gym membership

Wednesday Early Release Outdoors

The perfect addition to all of the indoor climbing that occurs the other days of the week. This program is designed for our development team participants who are looking to apply their skills to outdoor climbing. We will spend our time sampling some of the local outdoor climbing areas while learning what it means to be a climber in the outdoors.

Participants will be picked up from school for Bend La Pine early release. Van returns to Bend Endurance Academy offices for pickup at 6:00pm

  • Ages 12 – 14
  • Wednesdays
  • 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Fall Session: September 13, 2017 – October 11, 2017
Tuition: $300

 


Climbing Youth Team

Perfect for the younger committed and experienced climber looking at being a part of a climbing team in an age appropriate and welcoming environment. The Youth Team places a strong emphasis on movement skills, safety, fun and building a strong foundation to become a better climber while introducing competitive climbing as a sport. Competitions are not required but very strongly encouraged. The first session will follow USA Climbing Bouldering season while the second session will follow the USA Climbing Sport and Speed season.

All team members must maintain an active EFT membership with Bend Rock Gym.

  • Ages 8 – 11
  • Tuesday and Friday
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Participants must have own climbing shoes, harness and chalk bag
  • Fall Session: September 12, 2017 – January 12, 2018
  • Spring Session: January 16, 2018 – June 8, 2018
Tuition: $600
Youth Team members must have a current and valid Bend Rock Gym membership

 

End of Summer Round Up

Summer vacation is wrapping up and the 2017/18 climbing team will be starting soon.  This camp is designed for our climbers returning to BEA climbing teams to get together and climb before the start of school.

  • Middle School and up
  • August 28 – September 1, 2017
  • 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Transportation provided
Tuition: $250

Stay Tuned for 2017 – 2018 Climbing Trip Dates!

Road trips are the highlight of every climbers career.  Join us and hit the road for traveling, camping, climbing and tons of good times. All trips start and end in Bend,OR at Bend Endurance Academy offices. Trips are open to youth climbers from any team that fit the age and ability requirements. Please contact Mike@bendenduranceacademy.org if you have questions about which trip is appropriate for you.


Bishop 2017:

Back by popular demand is our annul bouldering trip to Bishop, CA. The scenery of the Sierras and the world class bouldering combine for a trip that every climber looks forward to. This trip is suitable for the experienced youth climber who climbs in the v4 range indoors. Please contact Mike@bendenduranceacademy.org if you have questions about if this is the right trip for your climber.

  • Ages 13+
  • March 25 – April 1, 2017
  • Meet and end at our Office
  • Departure and Return time TBD
Tuition: $500

 

Join our experienced coaches and guides for a day of climbing out at Smith Rock State Park. Our guides focus on taking youth climbing- sorry parents, you’ll have to sit this one out!

This is a great way for out-of-town climbers from youth teams to sample some of the world class routes at Smith with a USAC coach and experienced guide. It’s also a great way for local youth who are looking to transition from the gym to the crag to be exposed to proper climbing safety in the outdoors and learning how to be more independent at the crag.

  • Youth specific
  • All abilities
  • Gear available on request
  • Reservations required
Rates:

Full Day:

  • 1 person: $250
  • 2 people: $160 per person
  • 3 people: $130 per person

Half Day (4 hrs):

  • 1 person: $200
  • 2 people: $130 per person
  • 3 people: $85 per person
Please contact Mike Rougeux for availability and to schedule your day.
email: mike@bendenduranceacademy
Phone: 541-419-5071

Parents: If you would also like to climb please contact out friends at Smith Rock Climbing School for adult programs and private guiding.

Cascades Academy Tuesday Fall Rock Climbing:

Rock climbing at the Bend Rock Gym. Five weeks of learning the basics of safe and proper climbing techniques. Participants will be introduced to how to boulder, tie into a harness, belay and basic climbing movement.

  • October 17 – November 14, 2017
  • Pick up from Cascades Academy, return to our Office
  • 3:10PM – 5:00PM
  • Grades 6 and up
  • Equipment Provided
  • To enroll: choose “Schools” on the form then look under Cascades Academy.
Tuition: $150

REALMS Tuesday Fall Rock Climbing:

Rock climbing at the Bend Rock Gym. Six weeks of learning the basics of safe and proper climbing techniques. Participants will be introduced to how to boulder, tie into a harness, belay and basic climbing movement.

  • October 17 – November 14, 2017
  • Pick up from REALMS, return to our Office
  • 3:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Equipment Provided
  • To enroll: choose “Schools” on the form then look under REALMS.
Tuition: $150

Bend La Pine Middle School Wednesdays (Outdoors):

Are you looking to get outside and explore the many rocks and crags of Central Oregon? This Middle School and High School program provides climbers the opportunity to be safely introduced to the lifelong sport of rock climbing. Our coaches will cover safety, proper climb selection and body positions and technique as it applies to outdoor climbing. Participants will be split up into appropriate groups based on both age and ability.

  • Ages 12 – 14
  • Wednesdays
  • 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Fall Session: September 13, 2017 – October 11, 2017
Tuition: $300

Miller and High Lakes Elementary Wednesdays (Indoors):

Try your hand at the sport of rock climbing with Bend Endurance Academy! This six session program will introduce young climbers to the basics of climbing at the Bend Rock Gym. Due to limited transportation, this is for Miller & High Lakes Elementary Students Only!.

  • Ages 9 – 12
  • October 18, 2017 – November 15, 201

Pick up from school, return to our 0ffice

  • Pick up from school starts at 2:15pm
  • Finish at our Office at 4:30pm
  • Limit of 12 participants
Tuition: $150

We partner with several schools to offer customized programs to their students.




Climbing Staff

Mike Rougeux

Climbing Director

Questions regarding our climbing programs?

Email: Mike@BendEnduranceAcademy.org

Cell: 541.419.5071

Mike has been working with kids in the outdoors for over 15 years and has a degree in Adventure Education and Wilderness Leadership from Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont. Mike has worked as a climbing coach, climbing guide, and route setter since 2006.

  • Climbing Program Director
  • Coaching competitive climbing since 2006
  • USA Climbing Level 1 certified coach
  • First Aid CPR
  • American Mountain Guides Association training

Why I coach: I coach because I find it challenging and fun.   The challenging side of coaching is trying to be the best coach for each individual.  For some that means pushing them, for others that means listening, and for all it’s being supportive of them. I like the challenge of trying to figure out which coach each kid needs me to be at that one specific time.

Kelly Williams

Kelly, a Bend Oregon native, has been actively climbing and training for the past four years. She has worked in the outdoor industry since 2009 and has maintained her love and passion for the outdoors. She brings a fun and energetic vibe to the climbing community as well as coaching.

  • 6 years climbing
  • 7 years working in outdoor industry
  • Using climbing specific training techniques for 4 years
  • Currently studying at COCC

Why I Coach?: “For me the most rewarding part of being a climbing coach is not only seeing the kids climbing improve, but also seeing their self-esteem improving as well. When I see a kid gain more confidence after getting to the top of a route that they thought they couldn’t do the emotion in their face says it all.”

Brady Kendrick

Brady earned a Bachelor’s degree in Programming at the University of North Texas. After college, he headed to Colorado and became a rock climbing instructor, coaching a climbing team and leading trips outdoors. For the following year and a half, Brady traveled the western U.S., living on the road, climbing desert towers and classic long multi-pitch routes. Brady has now settled in Bend, Oregon where he continues to share his love for rock climbing with others.

  • American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor
  • Climbing sine 2007
  • Instructing climbing for all ages since 2010
  • Wilderness First Responder

Why I Coach?: “One of the best parts about coaching the BEA climbers is witnessing the positive impact we help make on our participants. When we get another child hooked on the pursuit of climbing, we not only give them confidence on the rock, we also give them more confidence in everyday life.”