Youth Programs

 Seasonal Kids Camps

Camps are available for ages 6-12 years old, and activities will be centered on climbing– learning terminology, basic movement and technique. We offer kids yoga and several activities to work out their muscles throughout the week. Campers will provide their own lunch, and Focus will have 2 snack breaks. Our Camp provides a great controlled environment for getting children active while they are out of school.

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Anyone under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian to enter the gym.

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Introduce your pre-school age son/daughter to climbing at Focus. This new class is designed to develop agility, balance and coordination mixed with indoor climbing. Our instructor will teach your child the following skills in a fun, energetic and controlled environment.

  • Climbing terminology and etiquette
  • Basic movement and fundamentals
  • Body weight strength and flexibility


Cost: $65/month- cost includes gear each class.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian to enter the gym.

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The youth climbing team at Focus is a competitive and non-competitive junior climbing team for kids between the ages of 6 and 18. The entire coaching staff are certified USAC coaches. Together, the coaching staff has over 30 years of climbing and competition experience.

We will provide a safe and fun environment that encourages the development of positive attitudes, values and character. We will help your son/daughter become a great climber, as well as a great person. Your kids will learn how to attain specific goals with dedication, perseverance, commitment, and hard work. We strive to provide opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t exist for the kids, and help them understand the greatest discovery comes from realizing their own potential.

Youth Program pricing INCLUDES access to Focus on PRACTICE DAYS ONLY. Enjoy unlimited access and purchase a Monthly EFT Team Membership for $39.99/month. Each level of team has one -time $49 registration fee at signup.

There are 4 different levels of team at Focus:

  • Balance— Mon/Wed 3:30-4:30pm OR Wed/Fri 4:30-5:30pm
  • Momentum— Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30pm OR Wed/Fri 4:30-6:30pm
  • Contact— Mon/Tues/Thurs 4:30-7:00pm
  • Focus—  Mon/Tues/Thurs/ 4:30-7:00pm and Fri 5:00-7:30pm

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian to enter the gym. Click Here for a copy of the waiver.


This practice is geared toward first time climbers who are interested in the sport and have little to no climbing experience. The emphasis of this practice is to develop proper movement fundamentals. Also, kids will learn the building blocks of athletics: agility, balance and coordination.  There is a mild/moderate amount of fitness training/conditioning. The ability of climbers in this practice will range from 5.2 to 5.9 on routes, and 5.7 to V0 bouldering. Falling Safety Class is required (free of charge).

Youth members will learn:

  • Proper warm ups
  • Falling safety
  • Climbing terminology
  • Basic Climbing Techniques

Schedule: 2 times per week for 60 minutes per session – 2 hours/week, 8 hours monthly.

Pricing: $100/month


This practice is a step up from the Balance program. This practice has continued development of basic techniques of climbing movement. Kids will enjoy a variety of climbing exercises, with an emphasis on actual climbing. There is a 10854252_10152982830405625_8423395216202763476_omild/moderate amount of fitness training/conditioning. The ability of climbers in this practice will range from 5.10- to 5.11 on routes, and V0- to V3 bouldering. Competition is encouraged (but not required) on this level of team. Kids are encouraged to climb on off days to help reinforce fundamentals.

Youth members will learn:

  • Proper warm ups
  • Falling safety
  • Intermediate climbing techniques
  • Fitness
  • Basic power endurance drills
  • Competition (recommended)
  • Sportsmanship

Schedule: 2 times per week for 120 minutes per session – 4 hours/week, 16 hours monthly.

Pricing: $160/month


This practice goes deeper into the development of advanced techniques and movement. During practice, athletes will be working at a faster pace with a higher intensity. There will be more demand on physical output and completion of the 10854482_10152982834150625_8688851639125654793_ospecific task at hand. In addition to a higher level of climbing, the coaches incorporate physical training/conditioning into the practice. This training will focus on the development of full body muscle needed to climb at a higher level. Kids are expected to train 1-2 additional days per week with workouts provided by the coach. The ability of climbers in this practice will range from 5.11+ to 5.12+ on routes, and V3-V6 bouldering.

Youth members will learn:

  • Advanced climbing techniques
  • Power training
  • Lead climbing
  • Power endurance drills
  • Problem solving
  • Mental approach
  • Off the wall exercises
  • Competition preparation
  • Competition (recommended)
  • Sportsmanship

Schedule:  3 times per week for 150 minutes per session  – 7.5 hours/week, 30 hours monthly.

Pricing: $250/month


This practice is to prepare the athletes for the junior competition seasons. They will be required to compete in at least one of the competition disciplines, bouldering or difficulty/speed. The physical and mental demands of their climbing and1540510_10153171573185625_8155594501347965521_o training are the highest at this practice. We focus on competition preparation as the athletes on this team not only compete, but are also competitive within their category on a national level. There is even more strength training/conditioning in this practice as they will have a firm grasp on advanced movement and technique.  The ability of climbers in this practice will range from 5.11+ to 5.13+ on routes, and V4 to V9 bouldering.

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  • Elite climbing techniques
  • Advanced Leading
  • Power training
  • Endurance training
  • Increased fitness
  • Off the wall exercises
  • Competition preparation and strategies
  • Competition (required)
  • Sportsmanship
  • Injury prevention
  • Cross training

Schedule:  4 times per week for 150 minutes per session – 10 hours/week, 40 hours monthly.

Pricing: $315/month

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian to enter the gym.  

Private LessonsCoaching Sammy

Private lessons for members of the Focus Climbing Team are $45/hr with a 2 hour minimum.

Email Team Manager Joe Czerwinski at to schedule your time.

Rescheduling requires 24 hour notice. If you want to reschedule and cannot provide 24 hours notice, a $20 fee will be assessed.


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Rachel CoronaRachel Corona
22:04 26 Nov 23
21:02 19 Nov 23
I've been climbing here since August 2023 (I'm writing this in November 2023 for reference) and I have so much fun every time I go to focus (3ish... times a week). Extremely friendly employees and a very peaceful atmosphere in the gym. I also appreciate that this place is a small business and not a national chain, you can certainly feel the love for the place from the owner and more
Darrin BlumkeDarrin Blumke
19:38 16 Oct 23
Samuel EvansSamuel Evans
22:11 13 Oct 23
This is a great gym! It's fun, great setters, and they change up routes frequently. I learn a lot climbing here and feel inspired to get better.
Nilda QuintanaNilda Quintana
18:29 07 Oct 23
Loved this place. Joe the owner, is amazing, he personally showed my sons the ropes (literally) as well as the free climbing areas. I like this place... compared to other indoor rock climbing because they have a weight training section. I’m not a climber, so while the kiddos are there climbing I was able to get a great weight workout. Good areas for waiting as well. The bathrooms are very clean and they have offer a really good hand lotion after all the dryness the chalk causes. Thank you Joe. We want to come back soon.😎read more
Emma “Em” BowmanEmma “Em” Bowman
19:46 03 Oct 23
great gym! met the owner and he’s an awesome guy, also got a free tee on tuesdays!SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES !!!
crum bumcrum bum
19:44 03 Oct 23
routes were super fun, bouldering grades are tough, owner was super nice. awesome for a smaller gym would definitely come back
Chad LangleyChad Langley
13:06 21 Sep 23
Climbing at Focus Climbing Center with my brother-in-law was awesome! We both had a blast scaling the walls. The staff was friendly and made sure we... were safe. It's a great place for family fun and adventure. We had a memorable time climbing more
Fabrice AfanyuFabrice Afanyu
03:22 20 Sep 23
Fun day! I’m recently getting back into indoor climbing. The orientation seemed mandatory regardless of prior indoor climbing experience for... firstimers at focusread more
Andrew DavisAndrew Davis
22:59 04 Sep 23
The autobelays are great if you are visiting on your own and staff were great. Looking forward to visiting on my next Phoenix trip.
22:09 28 Jul 23
The owner is one of the most helpful and friendly guys ever. He was very attentive with showing us as first timers the safety features of the climb.... And all and all the whole facility was clean and nice and chilly during the summer heat. Super affordable I signed up that day! Excited to continue to climb here encourage you to check it out!read more
Z HoughtelinZ Houghtelin
17:47 19 Jul 23
Fantastic climbing gym! Auto-belay system, so that anyone can climb, is brilliant! We will definitely return many more times in the future.
Jared ByrneJared Byrne
19:23 03 Jun 23
ORIGINAL POST: My wife and I were looking for something for one of my sons (14 years old) to do through the summer, and he'd recently gone wall... climbing and enjoyed it. After an extensive search throughout southern Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, etc. (that included online and in-person visits) the Focus Climbing Center was easily the best location that we found: with both wall-climbing (individual) and bouldering on constantly changing / updated walls, along with available classes, all supported by the friendliest staff [and community] you could hope for - this location is one of our favorite businesses in the area, a regular stop for our family, and a must-stop for current climbers (beginner to very experienced), and future climbers alike.UPDATE: as school started, we took our kids out of climbing (timing and school sports constraints) and FOCUS Climbing to stop taking out payments. However, there was some confusion and the payments/withdrawals didn't stop. We did hear back from Focus Climbing and after a couple of months of this, on Nov. 10, 2023 I requested a refund. We heard back a couple of days later, received a refund for November, and believe this was sorted out on the back end as well (so it won't happen again).read more