The pre-competitive team is an opportunity for your kids to be introduced to competitive climbing. Pre-Comp is meant for kids ages 9-16 with intermediate to advanced climbing skills. Practices are 2 times a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-9pm. As a part of Pre-Comp you will have the opportunity to compete at the D2 level within the FQME comp circuit. Pre-Comp is a stepping stone to the competitive climbing team at Coyote. It is a great opportunity for kids looking to build their strength, endurance and technique surrounded by other kids who are just as enthusiastic about climbing. The team changes yearly and has already been set for 2023-2024.

2023-2024 Pre-Competitive Team


Cost of the program is $200 (HST included) per month (not including the cost of competitions)

Rental shoes, membership, liquid chalk and rental harness are included if the climber does not already own their own equipment.

Please reach out to with questions about the team

Steph Vienneau – Pre-competitive Team Coach

Steph has been with the Coyote family for over 4 years, she began coaching the youth program in 2020 and started coaching pre comp in 2021! She is the lead course instructor and is also the newest routesetter. Steph spends her free time climbing both locally and internationally with her favorite venue being Red Rocks in Las Vegas! She brings a wealth of climbing knowledge and coaching experience to help prepare future competitive climbers.

Max Gibson – Pre-Competitive Team Coach

Max began his Coyote journey as a member of the gym’s youth program in 2009 and is now the gym’s manager and a seasoned routesetter. He began coaching in the youth program in 2015 and then transferred his skills to pre-comp in 2021. Max brings many years of climbing knowledge and coaching experience to the team. You can find Max at the gym just about every day or catch him cutting his teeth as a trad climber in the surrounding cliffs!