Interscholastic Climbing League
The Interscholastic Climbing League (ICL) provides a competitive climbing program for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) in the greater Chattanooga area. Middle and high school students participate in organized meets to represent their public, private or home school. No previous experience is necessary. All students will participate on their school team. If their school has no team they may compete as individuals.
To introduce 6-12 grade students to a challenging sport and lifelong activity in an environment that emphasizes communication, teamwork and positive social interaction without the competitive pressure often associated with traditional team sports.
How to Form and Register a School Team:
Identify a teacher/parent to be the team sponsor/coach.
Obtain the school Principal's permission for the team to join ICL.
Climbers must fill out all 3 waiver forms in order to participate.
High Point Waiver
Outdoor Chattanooga Waiver
All students are expected to be belay trained and tested prior to meets. Outdoor Chattanooga offers free belay training with pre-registration (see below).
Belay tests must be taken prior to climbing meets. Both High Point locations can perform the test at no cost. Climbers only need to pass the test at one location to be certified at both locations.
Outdoor Chattanooga Free Belay Training and Walnut Wall top rope practice Schedule
Coaches arrange a belay training session for their team in advance. Call (423) 643-6888 to schedule a date.
Training sessions are offered 3:30-6:00 p.m. on selected days in September and October.
2017 Training Sessions:
Thursday, September 14
Thursday, September 21
Wednesday, October 11
Wednesday, October 18
Wednesday, October 25
Each student climber completes 5 or more routes to the top of an indoor climbing wall.
When a climber reaches the top of a route, they are awarded the points dictated by the difficulty rating of the route.
Climbers add their five hardest climbs together and the top five climbers combined score equals their team's score.
A school may have multiple teams, as long as there are five climbers per team.
Participating climbers can see how they rank among each other, individually and as a team, over the course of six meets.
Climbing results will be posted here after each meet. (See below)
Equipment required to participate in meets: a climbing harness, climbing shoes, belay device, locking climbing carabiner, chalk bag and ball.
Cost per meet is $10 per climber paid to gym day of the meet. TBA includes rental equipment with cost of meet.
High Point Climbing equipment rental fee is $3 paid to the gym for climbers that don't have their own climbing gear.
Student Climber Constitution (The Climbing League Rules)
ICL 2017-2018 Meet Schedule:
November 4 - High Point Downtown
December 2 - High Point Riverside
December 9 - TBA
January 20 - High Point Downtown
February 10 - TBA
February 24 - High Point Riverside
High Point Sessions
Session 1 - check in begins at 10:00 a.m., climbing starts at 10:30 a.m., ends at 12:00 p.m.
Session 2 - check in begins at 11:45 a.m., climbing starts at 12:00 p.m., ends at 1:30 p.m.
Session 3 - check in begins at 1:15 p.m., climbing starts at 1:30 p.m., ends at 3:00 p.m.
Session 1 - check in begins at 12:00 p.m., climbing starts at 12:30 p.m., ends at 2:00 p.m.
Session 2 - check in begins at 1:45 p.m., climbing starts at 2:00 p.m., ends at 3:30 p.m.
Session 3 - check in begins at 3:15 p.m., climbing starts at 3:30 p.m., ends at 5:00 p.m.
Individual Results: (will be posted below after each meet)
Meet 1 Meet 2
Meet 3 Meet 4
Meet 5 Meet 6
Optional memberships to climbing gyms for student practice.
T.B.A. and High Point are both offering discounted monthly membership rates to students affiliated with an ICL team.
Student Climbers should contact the climbing gym they are interested in obtaining a membership at for pricing.
ICL Scholarships for student meet entrance fees.
Application deadline is October 25, 2017
Thanks to our sponsors.
Established Middle and High School Teams as of 2016:
Brainerd High School (HCDE)
Chattanooga Christian School (TN)
CSAS Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences (HCDE)
East Ridge High School (HCDE)
GPS Girls Preparatory School (TN)
Heritage High School (GA)
Howard High School (HCDE)
Ivy Academy (HCDE)
Lookout Valley High School (HCDE)
McCallie High School (TN)
Ridgeland High School (GA)
Red Bank High School (HCDE)
STEM Science Technology Engineering and Math (HCDE)
St. Andrews Sewanee High School and Middle School
Hixson High School (HCDE)
East Hamilton High School (HCDE)
LaFayette High School (GA)
Sequatchie County High School(TN)
Notre Dame High School (TN)
Brown Middle School (HCDE)
Orchard Knob Middle School (HCDE)
Belvoir Christian (TN)
Normal Park Middle(HCDE)