Climbing Team

Before You Join

Join the Club

You must be a member of Hoofer Mountaineering to join the Climbing Team.

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What is Climbing Team?

We are a group of UW-Madison student climbers that want to become better at the thing we love, ROCK CLIMBING. We love to have fun, but we also love a little competition and improving ourselves, whether it be mentally, our physical strength, or our technique. We do this through the use of a private climbing space, Summit Strength and Fitness, and a coach specializing in climbing!

Team Dues

Team dues are $175 per semester. Team dues cover all training, coaching, and team facility time, as well as a membership to Summit Strength and Fitness. If cost is an issue, make sure to contact the team directors at!

Note: Summit Strength and Fitness membership can begin as early as September 20.


Practices are held 2 times per week (Both at Summit Strength and Fitness)

First Semester: October - December

Second Semester: Mid-January - Mid-April


How do I get there? There many options! In the nice weather, it is an enjoyable bike but as winter comes we transition into carpooling. There is also a bus route that stops near the gym!

Do I have to have climbed before to join? No! This is a great place both to learn basic techniques, or build on the techniques that you've already learned. One of the very special parts of this team is to learn from each other!

Can I try it out first? There is a trial day on September 25th in case you're not sure it's for you. More information on the Facebook event page here.

When does it start, and when does it meet? Climbing team officially starts on October 2nd, and meets on Wednesdays and Sundays from 7 PM to 9 PM.

Is it fun? Yes!

How do I join? Just go to and you'll be able to pay for the membership.


Competition dates and times are still TBD. The Climbing Team will travel and enjoy climbing competitions together!

Train Strength

Develop Leadership

Build Camaraderie