Team DBC + Club DBC

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.


“Confidence through Strength”

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.


Meet the Coaches

Emmett Cookson

Head Coach
Climbing Since 2014

Emmett ran Cross Country and Track for 9 years, 4 of which were at the NCAA Division 1 level. After college he turned that passion for running towards climbing, where he competes in open-level competitions while acting as head coach for both the DBC Youth Team and the US Paraclimbing Team.

Augy Cohn

Team Coach
Climbing Since 2004

Augy is a phenomenal climber with a real passion for coaching! His stoke and enthusiasm towards climbing is contagious to youth climbers and his peers alike. An accomplished outdoor and indoor competitive climber, Augy brings some serious experience to #TeamDBC.

Stuart Dailey

Team Manager
Climbing Since 2015

Originally from Indiana, Stuart got started climbing in 2015 and has been hooked ever since. When he isn’t answering emails or coaching, he can be found doing any of the normal Colorado things as well as Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu.


Team DBC

Club (ages 5-11)

Club is our entry level offering for kids who want to learn more about climbing and hang out with other athletes their age.


Monday/Wednesday @ Central
Tuesday/Thursday @ South

4:30pm-5:30pm

Starting at $105/month*

Junior (ages 7-11)

Junior Team is for young athletes who love to climb and want to try hard. We center this group around using fun challenges to become better climbers.


Monday/Wednesday @ Central
Tuesday/Thursday @ South

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Quarterly billing, pricing varies per quarter. Reach out for more information.

Advanced (ages 12-18)

Advanced Team is an inclusive group for athletes that want to gain more confidence in the sport of climbing.


Monday @ South
Wednesday/Friday @ Central

4:30pm-7:30pm

Quarterly billing, pricing varies per quarter. Reach out for more information.

Elite (ages 12-18)

Elite team is for athletes who want to work hard to improve their climbing primarily for competing at the highest level. All elite team athletes are required to strive to compete at Regionals.


Monday/Friday @ Central
Wednesday @South

4:30pm-7:30pm

Quarterly billing, pricing varies per quarter. Reach out for more information.

* This includes one practice per week, a regular gym membership, and discounts on climbing gear.


How to Join

Interested in joining? Tryouts are free for all athletes! Fill out the form below and one of our coaches will get back to you at their earliest convenience.
Please note that not all preferred tryout dates can be accommodated.

Contact Info:

Have questions? Need to reach out? Send us an email at one of the following:
coach@denverboulderingclub.com /// emmett@denverboulderingclub.com