Are you interested in climbing, training for climbing, or joining a climbing team? Team ATX climbing might be for you. 

We are always welcoming new members. If you’d like to give a practice a try, contact us at

Team ATX is Austin’s original climbing team, founded in 1998. We practice at two locations—North Austin Rock Gym (Lamar Blvd, north of 183) and Crux Climbing Center (S. Congress across from St. Edward’s). All team members have full membership to both gyms and can attend any of our five weekly practices.

Our mission is to provide all the necessary tools for our athletes to reach their fullest potential in a fun, safe, and motivating environment. We teach

  • Climbing fundamentals and safety

  • Self confidence

  • Team work

  • Nutrition and fitness

  • Communication skills

  • Discipline

  • Healthy lifestyle choices

We offer

  • Internationally and nationally ranked coaches

  • Climbing camps

  • Training trips, including week-long trips to some of the country’s premier climbing locations

  • Five weekly practices at two Austin gyms: one north; one south

  • Competitive and noncompetitive options

  • Alternate PE credit programs

Our mission is to provide holistic training programs for climbers of all skill levels and backgrounds. Make an appointment to try out a practice and see what makes our team special.

meet the coaches


Chris Meacham

While I've been privileged to mentor and coach youth climbers for 20 years, my involvement over the past three years with Team ATX has given me a home. The team has provided me a place to share, develop, and implement the fundamentals that we both hold dear when it comes to mentoring our climbers. I'm forever grateful and thankful for the positive changes we continue to make in these kids’ lives.

(I like feral dogs, chopping wood and banjo music. Oh yes, and climbing of course.)


Christina Davis

I've been climbing for a decade and coaching for nearly half that time. Climbing, to me, is consistently a huge inspiration, a source of mental and physical strength, a form of meditation, of creativity, a way to see the world, and a way to connect with a community. I truly enjoy working with the next generation of young climbers: sharing with them the huge amount of things to be gained from climbing. I love outdoor climbing, I and am excited to offer more opportunities for our team to get outside.


Lourdes Wong

I was first introduced to climbing by my older sister in 2012, who would bring me to a "gym" called the Red Barn (literally a barn, no plumbing), and I instantly fell in love. As a big fan of interpretive climbing, I'll always suggest some funky beta. I like to believe there's more than one right way to do things—that includes sending. Oh, and if there's a bat hang, I'll find it.


Ella Gardner

I started climbing when I was two and went up the doorframe at my house. When I was three, I went to Reimers the first time and sent a route on the first try. After that, I took Monkey Business classes and summer camps at Austin Rock Gym and then joined the team when I was seven. I just aged out of USAC Youth Climbing after 11 years but have no intention of stopping. I started coaching the little kids on the team three years ago, and I love having the opportunity to share my love of the sport with the next batch of younger climbers.

Also, my mom is super awesome, and I love her very much, and she picked this picture and wrote this bio for me because I didn’t send her one in time. And this is a dang-fine squid hat.