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 $190 per semester. Team dues cover all training, coaching, and team facility time. If cost is an issue, make sure to contact the team directors at!


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

First Semester: September - December

Wednesdays at 7:15pm-9:15pm and Sundays 1:00pm-3:00pm

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? Trial night is Wednesday September 15th and Sunday September 19th.

Is it fun? Yes!

How do I join? Contact!


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

Train Strength

Develop Leadership

Build Camaraderie