Teams

Advanced Team

Ages: 7-16

Description: The Advanced Team consists of climbers that have the basics mastered and want to take their climbing to a higher level. A stepping-stone between the Intermediate and the Competitive team, the Advanced team members will fine-tune all of the skills they have acquired in the past and will be taught more advanced technical movements, strength workouts, and climbing exercises.

Kids of any age must be able to climb 5.9/V1.

Kids practice 2 days per week, 2hr practices. Days: Wednesday and Saturday, Wednesday: 5pm-7pm, Saturday: 11am-1pm.

Price: $215/month

Competitive Team

Ages: 8-19

Description: The Competitive Team consists of climbers that possess vast experience, strength, and ability. In order to continue and maximize progression, competitive team members will constantly follow multiple training regiments suited for athletes competing at the national and global level. During practices, they will be given professional guidance and will work to maximize their technique, problem-solving skills, athleticism and all-around strength.

Kids between the ages 8-11yrs must be able to climb 5.11a/V3.
Kids between the ages 12-14yrs must be able to climb 5.11c/V4.
Kids that are 14yrs or older must be able to climb 5.12a/V5.
Must Own Shoes, Chalk Bag, Harness.
Participation in 2 or more local competitions
Participation in 5 or more independent weekend trips/competitions to other locations
Participation in 3 or more “Mock Competitions”
Participation in 1 or more Sunday Practice Sessions
Participation in 2 Team Practices per week
Regional Championship Attendance
USA climbing membership

Kids practice 3 days per week, 2hr practices. Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 6pm-8pm.

Price: $245/month

Elite Team

*Invitation Only.

Ages: Ages 8-19

Description: This is our highest level team of youth climbers, who are focused on becoming nationally and internationally competitive, and whose goals are to reach the pinnacle of climbing ability. In order to qualify, team members must have previously competed in a full season of USA climbing competitions, qualified for Divisional Championships, and meet all of the understated requirements. This team participates in the competition circuit; in local competitions as well as Regional, Divisional and National Championships. The team practices three times a week and competes in all three disciplines. The elite level program is designed with training exercises that are more intense to help all the climbers reach their full potential.

Ability Level: Kids between the ages 8-11yrs must be able to climb 5.12a/V5.
Kids between the ages 12-14yrs must be able to climb 5.12c/V6.
Kids that are 14yrs or older must be able to climb 5.13a/V7.
Own Shoes, Chalk Bag, Harness
Participation in 3 or more local competitions
Participation in 12 or more independent weekend trips/competitions to other locations
Participation in 6 or more “Mock Competitions”
Participation in 3 Team Practices per week
Regional Championship Attendance and Goal of National Championships
Individualized Macrocycle of training, that includes Mesocycles through the routes, bouldering
and outdoor season.
USA climbing membership

Kids practice 3 days per week at Reach, 3hr practices. Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 5pm-8pm.

Price: $295/month

Competitive and Elite Team Coaches

Charlie Schreiber

Charlier Schreiber – Head Coach and Director of Programming

Head Coach, Charlie Schreiber, CSCS has been coaching, competing and route-setting for a multitude of gyms on the East Coast for the past 12 years. As an 8-time Youth National Championships Competitor for Bouldering, Sport and Speed Climbing, he has continued his career as an Open competitor and has used his knowledge of competition to teach the upcoming youth of our sport. He helped open the doors of and was the Head Coach and Head (and only) Route Setter at currently set routes and boulder-problems at High Exposure Climbing Gym in NJ for 4 years. For High Exposure, Charlie took a youth team of exclusively first-day climbers, and quickly created a National Champion, a 1st place Team victory at the Regional Championships, 28 individual National Championship invitations, and 3 podium finishes.

Charlie is a sponsored athlete and brand ambassador for The North Face, Butora, and Beta Labs. He climbs and trains 4-5 times a week indoors and outdoors and has climbed at destinations all over the world. He loves to get outdoors as much as possible and has even opened up access to and helped write the guidebook for the now very popular Torne Valley Powerlines Area (see him on his highball FA on the cover of the guidebook). He has also managed to inspire his local communities with his hardest ascents being many V11 and V12 East Coast test-pieces.

As an adult competitor, he is the previous Tri-State Bouldering Series Champion, and has competed in 2 Bouldering World Cups, 3 ABS Open Bouldering National Championships, 5 Bouldering National Cup Series events and over 50 Open Bouldering Competition Finals.

Charlie’s specialty is in understanding the techniques needed to excel in competition climbing. He spends all of his time and energy focused on learning how to better his mental approach, physical skills, warm-up routine, training plan, proper nutrition, flexibility/mobility and everything and anything that goes into the equation of being prepared for competition. His passion is to share this with anyone else that shares a love for climbing and self-improvement.

Jackie Finkelstein

Jackie Finkelstein – Team Coach

Jackie has been climbing for 13 years. Her favorite climbing crag is the Gunks and what she loves most about climbing is the community. She’s met life long friends through the climbing scene. They have always pushed her to try harder and celebrate her successes and comfort her failures both in climbing and life.

Her climbing goal at almost 40 years old will be to keep trucking in the climbing scene for as long as she can and climb crags all over the world, eyeing up Thailand and Greece for her next global climbing adventure.

Fact: She’s a highly educated person who loves reading and researching anything philosophical, anthropological and social theory based.

Nick Picarella

Nick Picarella – Coach

Nick has been climbing for 12 years. His favorite place to climb is Joe’s Valley and his favorite thing about climbing is trying to find different solutions for the same problem.

His goal in climbing to always be improving!

Fun fact – I’ve played piano longer than I have climbed!

Nick Ranelli

Nick Ranelli – Coach and Instructor

Nick has been climbing for 3 years. His favorite place to climb is The Gunks and his favorite thing about climbing is seeing people improve. 

His goal in climbing is to be the best that he can be and help others to be the best that they can be.

Favorite food – Bananas or pizza with mushrooms, pineapple, and other random vegetables. 

Advanced Team Coaches

Michelle Gainer

Michelle Gainer – Climbing Coach

Michelle has been climbing for 14 years. Her favorite area to climb is New River Gorge and her favorite thing about climbing is the clarity of being way up above everything. 

Her goal is to someday lead 5.12. 

Fun Fact: I have driven I 80 across the country 6 times, including 2 trips on the Al/Can

Lyman Rhodes

Lyman Rhodes – Climbing Coach

Lyman has been climbing for 6 years. His favorite climbing area is Rumney Rocks and his favorite thing about climbing is how it makes your mind and body strong and capable from finger tips to toe tips. 

His climbing goal is 6 pitches of 5.12 trad just for the exposure.

Fun fact: I love hand stands.

Nick Ranelli

Nick Ranelli – Coach and Instructor

Nick has been climbing for 3 years. His favorite place to climb is The Gunks and his favorite thing about climbing is seeing people improve. 

His goal in climbing is to be the best that he can be and help others to be the best that they can be.

Favorite food – Bananas or pizza with mushrooms, pineapple, and other random vegetables.