Winter 2024 Training for Climbing
Coming in January 2024, Gym 22 will be hosting Jackson's first dedicated training classes for climbers. Designed for new and experienced climbers alike, Gym 22's "Training for Climbing" class is focused on improving technique, strength, and tactics to help participants reach their climbing goals. This 6-week class will meet twice a week starting on January 15, on Monday's and Wednesday's from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, and will be taught by Kieran Hadley and Zoe Leibovitch, two local climbers with over 25 years of climbing experience between them. Each week, participants will split their time between focused, on the wall training and climbing-specific strength conditioning, with the goal of improving technical ability, developing strength in key muscle groups, and avoiding injury.
Space is limited for this exciting course, so make sure to sign up soon using the link below. You do not need a Gym 22 membership to participate.
Dates: January 15-February 21, Monday and Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Maximum Enrollment: 12 People
Sign up here: Climbing Class Sign- Up
Kieran started climbing when he was nine years old, when he stumbled into a YMCA climbing gym and fell in love with the sport. For the rest of his childhood, he competed on the national youth circuit, attending USA Climbing Youth Nationals twice. But despite his competition backgroundKieran's heart lies in outdoor sport climbing and bouldering, and he has traveled to crags around the globe in his pursuit of hard, beautiful lines. Kieran also has over five years of professional coaching experience, and has coached athletes around the world. He has taught brand new climbers how to belay and lead climb and has also helped elite athletes send their 5.14 projects. He is extremely excited for the opportunity to help build a stronger climbing community in Jackson through this class.
Zoe Leibovitch is an avid climber, snowboarder, and outdoor enthusiast. She has been climbing for 20 years and competed on the USA Climbing youth circuit for 14 of those years. She spent a handful of her competition years climbing internationally with the U.S. team for bouldering and speed climbing. She continued to compete in various pro divisions through her early 20s. While studying at CU Boulder in college, her love turned more toward outdoor climbing and she geared her training more specifically to those goals. During her time in Boulder, she set routes at a local climbing gym and coached a nationally ranked youth climbing team for four years. Since moving to Jackson, she’s added Trad climbing to her repertoire and has enjoyed stepping out of her comfort zone here in the Tetons.