Poughkeepsie, NY

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
5:30pm ~ 7:00pm
Team Gravity Vault Tryout Week
Poughkeepsie, NY




What is Team Gravity Vault?

Team Gravity Vault is a recreational and competitive youth rock climbing team for kids ages 7-19.  Team options include from 1-3 practices per week to fit your schedule.  Team members are prepared to compete in USA Climbing Youth Competitions but are not required to compete.  Competitions range from October - April and are chosen by each family based on the date and location that works best for them.

Team Tryout Week Things To Know

  • Team Tryout Week is the third week in September tryouts range from September 19th - 23rd  for kids ages 7-19.

  • Team membership sign-ups during Team Tryout Week first payment is not due until October 1st, 2023.

Benefits of signing up for Team Gravity Vault during Team Tryout Week

  • $50 retail credit to our pro-shop

    • Must sign-up before 8 pm on Saturday, August 23rd to be eligible!

    • This retail credit can be used to help get your child started with the equipment they will need to train (harness, shoes, chalk bag, chalk).

Team Gravity Vault FAQs

  • What time is team practice?

    • Practice times

      • Competitive and Recreational Tuesday 5:30-7:30 pm

      • Competitive and RecreationalThursday 5:30-7:30 pm

      • Competitive and Recreational Saturday 11:30-1:30 pm

      • Basic Track Team Practice 9:00-11:00 am

  • What practices can my child come to?

    • Most of our team members start on our basic track team and progress from there.  

    • After the tryout one of our coaches may recommend going right to our Competitive or Recreational teams.

      • Competitive and Recreational team members can choose a membership for 1, 2, or 3 practices a week and can attend any of the 3 practices each week.  

      • Practices are recorded on a week-by-week basis and do not roll over.

  • Competitions

    • Team Gravity Vault competes in USA Climbing competitions.

    • Competition season runs from October through early spring

    • There are many dates, times, and locations for competitions families can choose which competition aligns with their schedule the best so there are no specific competitions team members are required to attend.

    • Competitions are optional but we always encourage our climbers to try one each season.

Team Tryout FAQs

  • What to wear?

    • Children should wear comfortable workout clothes.  The gym will provide a harness and climbing shoes for the tryout.

  • How long is the tryout?

    • The team tryout takes approximately 15-30 minutes.

  • What to bring?

    • A water bottle

  • Who will the tryout be with?

    • One of our team coaches will be facilitating the tryout session

  • What is the purpose of a team tryout?

    • The team tryout allows our coaching team to understand your child’s climbing level and recommend a climbing program that best fits your child.

  • Outcomes of a team tryout

    • After your child’s team tryout one of our coaches will go over the tryout with you and your child.  From there our coach will recommend a team or kid’s class that aligns best with your child’s interests and abilities.

Team Membership Benefits

  • Each member of Team Gravity Vault has a full Gravity Vault Membership with these benefits

    • Free Belay Class for all parents

    • 10% off gear in our pro shop

    • 1 Free guest pass to use each calendar month (does not roll over)

    • 1 Free Belay Class (ages 14+)  to give to a friend each calendar month (does not roll over) 

    • Free Belay Only Day Pass for parents to come in and help their child train outside of practice.

    • Discount Day Passes for parents to climb during team practice

    • Discount memberships for team parents