about team atx

Training for competitive climbing, outdoor rock climbing, or whatever your climbing goals may be.


Are you interested in climbing, training for climbing, or joining a climbing team? come try it out. Team atx climbing might be for you. Team ATX Climbing is always welcoming new members. Find out about our awesome program by contacting our head coach.

Questions? Contact us via phone at 512-775-0378 or email coachjohn@teamatxclimbing.org 

Team ATX Climbing (formerly known as Team ARG Climbing) made some big changes last year. Team ATX Climbing became a separate entity; a unified Austin Climbing Team that utilizes both Austin Rock Gym and Austin’s newest climbing gym, Crux Climbing Center. We are very excited about this new endeavor - it will be an amazing opportunity to have so many resources at our disposal. As a member of the team, whether youth or adult, all team members will have access to Austin Rock Gym and Crux Climbing Center. We are extremely appreciative of the two companies for their willingness to collaborate on this project. It’s great for the athletes and great for the ATX Climbing Community!

Our main focus is to provide all the necessary tools for all of our athletes to excel to their fullest potential in a fun, safe, and motivating environment. Our program teaches not only the fundamental aspects of climbing but also team work, communication skills, self confidence, sportsmanship, discipline, nutrition, and healthy life choices. At Team ATX we take a holistic approach to training for climbing.

Team ATX Climbing is a 501 (c) 3.  This will allow us to conduct aggressive fundraising in order to help us reach our goals.

Climbers from Team ATX are competitive at the National and World level. Since 1998, Team ATX has produced over a dozen National Champions, several Pan-American Champions, several Top 10 finishes at Youth World Championships, and over 20 US National Team Members.


meet the coaches

coach john

John Myrick began climbing at age 7 in 1980. He grew up climbing in the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico and has since participated in all aspects of Climbing. Coach John has been coaching, instructing, and guiding climbing professionally since 1997. John is a 5 time US National Team Coach, head coach of the University of Texas (UT) Climbing Team (3 Time Collegiate Climbing Series National Champions), Current Chair of USA Climbing’s Collegiate Climbing Steering Committee. He was the former Chair of the USA Climbing National Coaches Committee, has served on the Rules Committee, Speed Climbing Committee and he is The Texas/Louisiana Regional Coordinator for USA Climbing Competitions.

coach elliot

I first started climbing in 2003 when my dad took me to a gym in Boulder, I quickly fell in love with the sport and have been climbing ever since. I first joined Team ATX in 2004, introducing me to competitive climbing which fostered a passion and commitment to push myself and drive the bar higher. Through the team I gained extensive experience in the competitive scene, leading me to be able to go to nationals in both bouldering and sport.. Team ATX introduced me to some of my best friends and took to some of my now favorite places. Climbing to me now is everything; it brings me relaxation, happiness, and confidence. 

coach christina

I was introduced to climbing about 8 years ago, but it took a few years for it to become the large part of my life that it is now. 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've climbing in Oregon (where I'm originally from), Texas, and Colorado, and my journey is just beginning.

coach jake

I grew up in New Braunfels and started climbing at South Austin Rock Gym when I graduated high school. While at Texas A&M University I continued to climb while working at the rock wall. I have now been climbing for almost four years and it has grown into a passion and a big part of my life. I have traveled to Arkansas, Oklahoma, all around New Mexico and Texas, and my absolute favorite, Potrero Chico in Mexico. This short list will only continue to grow. I love coaching and helping the next generation progress as well as pushing the kids to achieve their goals and beyond. I am also a route setter and a guide for a non-profit adventure company. I am currently finishing my degree online and plan to attend graduate school to study social work. I hope to work in the wilderness therapy field down the road.

coach oscar

Coach Oscar Has been a member of team since 2008. He competed in Youth Competition Climbing from 2008-2017 (9years).  Qualifying for Nationals amny times in Bouldering, Sport and Speed.  Also Notable is that Oscar has participated in over 10 of our extended outdoor trips. Coach Oscar has been helping out now as a coach for 3 years and loves teaching the kids.  His experience with training, competing, and outdoor climbing is a huge help to the team.  Oscar's little brother Henry is also on the team.

coach Ella

Coach Ella has been a member of the team since 2007, when she was seven years old. Since then, she has competed at Nationals numerous times, and placed 3rd in Sport Nationals in 2011. In addition training and competing, she's been coaching with Team ATX for two years. 

 

coach Hannah

Hannah has been climbing since she was 3 years old, learning the in's and out's of the "rock world" from her dad. On the weekends, growing up, you could find her and her family at local crags climbing and hiking around. In more recent years, she has dedicated her time to gaining knowledge on technical climbing and cross-training programs to better her personal performance. Now, she enjoys being able to spread that knowledge to others. Helping kids realize their own potential and passion for rock climbing has brought new aspirations into her life and re-shaped her ever changing "rock world."

coach chris

I first started climbing in 1999/2000 when a friend took me to a gym. It didn't take long for me to discover real rock, and it's been a source of joy for me ever since. I've been fortunate enough to travel to my favorite areas, work in many facets of the industry, and work with/meet great folks along the way. This is my roughly my 10th year coaching, and it's a pleasure to work with a great program here in Austin.