Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission

We help kids grow into better people through the sport of climbing. By introducing athletes to the climbing community at a young age, we foster the larger values our community holds dear: fun, improvement, and collaboration.

Team Philosophy

At the DBC,  we structure our teams to allow kids to pursue their own interests in climbing without any pressure to achieve what someone else might want for them. We don’t believe in “moving up” between teams. Instead we equally value each athlete whether they want to become a world champion, climb their first V3 outside, or anything in between. We want Team DBC athletes to feel like a part of something greater than themselves. We respect each and every kid’s goals no matter how big or small, but we also recognize that different climbers have different needs. For this reason, we group athletes into teams that we feel will help not just themselves, but also their peers. Every athlete will work with coaches to determine which group will serve them best and which group they will serve best.