First Ascents

After School Youth Activity in Raleigh

First Ascents Climbing for Kids

Looking for an after school youth activity in Raleigh? First Ascents, Triangle Rock Club-North Raleigh’s once a week after-school youth program, provides an encouraging, safe and fun environment and is the perfect place for seasoned and new climbers alike.

Fun and Learning After the School Bell Rings

First Ascents one-session-per-week program challenges school-aged climbers and promotes healthy character growth and personal achievement through problem-solving, goal-setting and trying new things. We have developed an exciting, age-appropriate climbing curriculum to help your new climbers learn the value of the sport and the importance of learning while having fun!

TRC staff members guide and track students through our “Seven Summits System”, which is similar to the belts system of martial arts. Each of the seven summits recognizes a combination of achievements and honors are earned for a variety of accomplishments including attendance, skill proficiency, peer recognition, meeting personal goals, and climbing performance. Each climber who reaches a new summit is recognized monthly and immediately begins working toward the next level… all while you stay informed through newsletters and fun, family-friendly events!


After School Youth Activity Raleigh
After School Youth Activity Raleigh
After School Youth Activity Raleigh


Program Pricing:

$75/month plus $50 Starter Package** (1 night/week)
*Siblings receive a $10/month discount after the purchase of the starter package; TRC members receive 20% off the program.
** Starter package is a one-time fee and includes a harness, a TRC First Ascents t-shirt, a drawstring bag, a wristband, and a TRC carabiner

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Interested in joining First Ascents? Please email Allie Nguyen, TRC North Raleigh’s Programs Manager, to ensure your desired dates and times are still available. First Ascents is one of our most popular programs and books quickly.

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