2018 Sport & Speed Divisional Championships

Many many thanks to the parents who manage great shots of most of our climbers during the competitions held throughout the year. We are very thankful to be able to see some of these shots, especially when so many parents are tied up with volunteering and/or videotaping their climbers on the wall instead of taking pictures. Many parents rarely get photos of their kids climbing so to have parents step up and take loads of random shots is amazing. At this year's Divisonals held this past weekend, special thanks goes to parent, Jane Davis and parent, Jennifer Hunt, who collectively took all of these photos. So much appreciation from everyone to both of you!

Send City Sport Climbing Competition

This weekend has been packed with activity for so many of our Team Stone Summit climbers! Saturday morning was a great USAC local competition that went smoothly, thanks to the many parent/staff volunteers who helped make things run and, of course, Stone Summit Climbing and Fitness Center - who hosted the event! Thank you to ALL of you. Next up was the afternoon Stone Summit Climbing Gym SEND CITY - the second annual ropes competition open to the public AND our team athletes. Thank you to Jennifer Hunt, who caught photos of some of our team climbers AND some of our team PARENTS, who brought some GAME to the competition. Congratulations to everyone, from both comps; looks like everyone had a fun day!

Speed Training Camp

This weekend coaches Olexiy Shulga and Yaroslav Gontaryk hosted 20 climbers from all over the US for a 3 intensive camp to get ready for Speed season. Check out our Camps page for additional traning camps throughout the year.

USA Climbing Youth Bouldering National Championships

Thank you to all the parents, kids and the coaches for all the hard work and support this past bouldering season.  17 of our climbers competed in the USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Championships.

Team Stone Summit Division 6 Bouldering Team Champions

Team Stone Summit Division 6 Bouldering Team Champions

Yesterday we wrapped the Divisional Championship in Augusta GA. Our team performed very well and even though we had a couple heartbreaks we received 17 invitations to Bouldering Nationals in SLC, UTah. Team Stone Summit also won the Divisional Team Championship with 910 points out of a possible 1000. 

Thank you to all the parents, kids and the coaches for all the hard work and support so far this season. Now on to Bouldering Nationals! 

Winter Bouldering Training Camp 2017 is a WRAP!

Winter Bouldering Training Camp 2017 is a WRAP!

Yesterday was the last day of this year's Bouldering Camp and the routesetting crew prepared a special exercise that brought excitement and challenged all the athletes during both sessions. The kids worked alone and in groups and they were very supportive of their fellow climbers throughout the whole group session. With 22 boulder problems available and one-attempt to the top only, everyone found something challenging in the morning session; both their mental and physical strength was tested to the max!

For lunch everyone enjoyed traditional Southwester/Mexican dishes provided by Sol Catering, courtesy of David Waller (local climber, Zander’s dad). With their batteries fully recharged after lunch, everyone took the afternoon by storm and went to town on all the unfinished boulder problems plus some new ones that were set only for the second session by our awesome routesetters.

The day ended with 9 climbers being recognized for outstanding performance on and off the wall. In all honesty, everyone should have received an award for their attitude and performance. SO many great young people at this year's camp! I would like to believe that all of them have learned a lot this past week and will be able to put the new training to good use during upcoming training & practice and all the way to Divisionals and Nationals.

A special thank you to all of the Stone Summit setters, our amazing team of coaches and to the climbers and the parents for all their support during this event. See you all soon!

BOULDERING TRAINING CAMP - 2017

Day one in the books for this year's Bouldering Training Camp here at Stone Summit Kennesaw in Atlanta. Update from Coach C: This year’s Bouldering Training Camp has all the ingredients to be special and very beneficial for all the participants. It is the first official international training camp designed for Bouldering and is already gearing up for a great training week. We have route setters and coaches from France, Slovenia and USA in attendance, setting world standard bouldering problems for the climbers to train on each day. And even more importantly, we have 7 French National Team members training alongside our USA athletes. Welcome to Coach Daniel Dulac and his team members! Yesterday was the first day of the camp and it ended up being very successful right from the start with a seamless integration between the two countries. The route setters put up a really good set of boulders that were super challenging but very fun. Everyday the athletes will be exposed to different scenarios that will put them to the test both physically and mentally. Get psyched for today, climbers, it's ON!

2017 World Youth Climbing Championships

2017 World Youth Climbing Championships

We are very proud to introduce our 2017 TEAM USA members, all who competed in the Wolrd Youth Climbing Championships in Austria. Congratulations Luke M., Zander W., Zach G., Joshua M., Riley O., Amanda W., Amanda B., Audrey M., Helen S., and Tori Pon your hard work and dedication as you represent our Stone Summit Climbing teams and the USA this year!

Special shout out to Zander and Tori for finishing #4 in the World in Sport Climbing in their respective divisions!

Zander and Zach will be competing in the All Around Olympic format competition this weekend!

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2017 USA Climbing Overall Team Champions!

2017 USA Climbing Overall Team Champions!

Alright, the Sport and Speed Nationals are a wrap! There are so many good things that have happened this past year that I'm sure I'll miss a lot of them if I try to enumerate all of them. 


The Pinnacle of the 2016-17 USA Climbing season is that we placed as follows:

  • Bouldering - 2nd
  • Speed - 2nd
  • Sport - 1st
  • Overall - 1st

That my friends means that we are the best team in the country. This amazing feat could've never been achieved without the support and effort from everyone involved. 


Thank you so much and let's keep the ball rolling, the upcoming events are YWC in Austria and then the Bouldering season for 2017-18!