There is no better way to learn how to climb than through private instruction, and there’s nothing we like to do more than to help people improve. At the High Point Climbing School, based out of Chattanooga’s iconic new climbing gym, High Point Climbing & Fitness, we are offering one-on-one coaching and personal training for climbing. With the Climbing School you can expect fast results from undivided attention. Those climbers who have reached a plateau, or who want to boost their performance for a specific goal will get clear practical advice, a customized training plan and regular instruction for steady improvement.

High Point Climbing School’s founders Wills Young and Lisa Rands are both elite-level climbers with impressive ascents and over 55 years of experience between them. They have traveled the world in pursuit of their own climbing dreams and are here to share their knowledge and passion. They are both American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Single Pitch Instructors and certified coaches with USA Climbing, the national governing body of competition climbing. Scroll down for brief bios.

The rate for personal coaching and training at the gym from Wills or Lisa is $70 per hour. For those wanting ongoing coaching, we offer increasing discounts for advance purchase of 6 hours, 12 hours or 24 hours of coaching at rates of $65, $60 and $55 per hour.

Those looking for group training sessions or instruction should check out the other pages on this site for our regular classes. We can accommodate groups.

OUTDOOR guiding and instruction is also available and can compliment indoor training. 

Above: Lisa on her way to victory at an International Bouldering Competition, Santiago, Chile

Above: Lisa on her way to victory at an International Bouldering Competition, Santiago, Chile