WMS Announces Partnership with USA Climbing

Megan Sweeney
The White Mountain School is proud to announce that we will be partnering with USA Climbing, the governing body for competitive bouldering, sport climbing and speed climbing in the United States.
The White Mountain School (WMS) is proud to announce that we will be partnering with USA Climbing for their 2013 Sport Climbing Series. As a part of our sponsorship, we will offer full scholarships to our excellent summer climbing camp, White Mountain Climbing Camp, to winners of USA Climbing competitions. We will also be expanding opportunities for The White Mountain School’s own competitive climbers.

USA Climbing is the governing body for competitive bouldering, sport climbing and speed climbing in the United States, sanctioning competitions in all three disciplines across the country. Since becoming a national organization in 2004, USA Climbing has formed the largest competitive climbing organization in US history. Their mission is to ensure the success and growth of climbing as a sport.

WMS, with its long tradition of training and educating well-rounded climbers, matches the ideals of USA Climbing’s mission and goals but offers a greater diversity of climbing opportunities. Our School is an ideal place for high school students interested in pursuing climbing and mountaineering as a sport, hobby, passion or career while also experiencing a deep, intensive and unique academic program. Our program instructors are all trained and certified by the American Mountain Guides Association and we have an incredible 3:1 student-instructor ratio, ensuring safety, challenge, and guidance for each and every student. Our nationally recognized summer climbing camps are a fun and challenging experience for beginners and experts alike.

The White Mountain School is excited to expand our competitive climbing program. Previously a small club that met in the evenings, the competitive climbing team is expected to garner greater funding, more participants, and an upgrade from club to after-school sport activity. We also plan to more frequently enter our competitive climbing team in competitions, allowing individuals a greater chance to hone their skills.

Our newfound partnership with USA Climbing comes on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Beverly S. Buder ‘42 Climbing Wall, a vital resource for WMS Outdoor Education as well as the student body in general. As our well-used and well-loved 3000 square foot climbing wall reaches its 10th birthday, we look forward to a fantastic new year in inspiring our students to climb ever higher.

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