2016 - 2017


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 12, 2016 – June 8, 2017
  • 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: $1800
Competition 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 competition team and high school 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. The goal of this program is to give our climbers tools to be more independent as climbers

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 14 – 19
  • Wednesdays
  • 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  •  April 5, 2017 – May 3, 2017
Tuition: $250

 


Summer Climbing Team Training:

Geared towards the competitive youth climber looking to get a jump-start on the next season and having fun climbing with their teammates.  The team will spend one day a week climbing outdoors, one morning in the gym, and one morning strength and conditioning.

  • Ages 13+
  • 7 weeks
  • July 3 – August 18, 2017
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Monday: Outdoors – 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: Indoor – 11:00am – 1:30pm
  • Friday – Strength and Conditioning: 9:00am – 11:30pm
  • Participants must have own climbing shoes, harness and chalk bag
  • Must have valid Bend Rock Gym membership
Tuition: $525
Competition Team members must have a current and valid Bend Rock Gym membership

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 12, 2016 – January 30, 2017
  • Spring Session : February 2, 2017 – June 8, 2017
  • Participants must have own climbing shoes, harness and chalk bag
  • Must have valid Bend Rock Gym membership
Tuition: $625
High School 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 competition team and high school 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. The goal of this program is to give our climbers tools to be more independent as climbers

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 14 – 19
  • Wednesdays
  • 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  •  April 5, 2017 – May 3, 2017
Tuition: $250

Summer Climbing Team Training:

Geared towards the competitive youth climber looking to get a jump-start on the next season and having fun climbing with their teammates.  The team will spend one day a week climbing outdoors, one morning in the gym, and one morning strength and conditioning.

  • Ages 13+
  • 7 weeks
  • July 3 – August 18, 2017
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Monday: Outdoors – 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: Indoor – 11:00am – 1:30pm
  • Friday – Strength and Conditioning: 9:00am – 11:30pm
  • Participants must have own climbing shoes, harness and chalk bag
  • Must have valid Bend Rock Gym membership
Tuition: $525
Members must have a current and valid Bend Rock Gym membership

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 12, 2016 – January 30, 2017
  • Spring Session: February 2, 2017 – June 8, 2017
  • Previous Climbing Experience Required
  • Participants must have own climbing shoes, harness and chalk bag
  • Must have valid Bend Rock Gym membership
Tuition: $625
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 14, 2016 – October 12, 2016
  • Spring Session: May 17th, 2017 – June 7, 2017
Tuition: $250

 


Summer Climbing Team Training:

Geared towards the competitive youth climber looking to get a jump-start on the next season and having fun climbing with their teammates.  The team will spend one day a week climbing outdoors, one morning in the gym, and one morning strength and conditioning.

  • Ages 13+
  • 7 weeks
  • July 3 – August 18, 2017
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Monday: Outdoors – 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: Indoor – 11:00am – 1:30pm
  • Friday – Strength and Conditioning: 9:00am – 11:30pm
  • Participants must have own climbing shoes, harness and chalk bag
  • Must have valid Bend Rock Gym membership
Tuition: $525
Participants must have a current and valid Bend Rock Gym membership

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 13, 2016 – January 31, 2016
  • Spring Session: February 3, 2017 – June 19, 2017
Tuition: $550
Youth Team members must have a current and valid Bend Rock Gym membership

 

Summer Rock Camps

These camps are designed for the youth climber that has a little bit of previous climbing experience and is looking to take their skills to the outdoors.  During the program we will cover knots, belaying, and climbing movement.  Climbers should expect a full day of lots of climbing.  Our coaches and guides will be sure to get the climbers on some of the best climbs for their ability.

  • Ages 10 – 13
  • Rock Camp 1: July 11 – July 14, 2017
  • Rock Camp 2: July 25 – 28, 2016
  • 8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Equipment and transportation provided
Tuition: $350

Cascadia Region Preseason Training Camp

  • Information TBD.
  • Aug. 28 – Sept 1

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.

Bend La Pine High School Wednesdays (Outdoors):

The perfect addition to all of the indoor climbing that occurs the other days of the week. This program is designed for high school 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. The goal of this program is to give our climbers tools to be more independent as climbers

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 14 – 19
  • Wednesdays
  • 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • April 5, 2017 – May 3, 2017
Tuition: $250

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 14, 2016 – October 12, 2016
  • Spring Session: May 17th, 2017 – June 7, 2017
Tuition: $250

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 19, 2016 – November 16, 2016

Pick up from school, return to our Office

  • Pick up from school starts at 2:15pm
  • Finish at our Office at 4:30pm
  • Limit of 12 participants
Tuition: $140

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 there 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.”