Onsight Rock Gym

5335 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 888-9123

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5335 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN, 37921


Onsight Rock Gym is a brand new, world-class indoor rock climbing gym in Knoxville. Featuring over 12,000 sq feet of climbing surface and walls that soar over 50 feet tall, we are Knoxville's largest and tallest rock climbing gym. Onsight offers top rope/lead climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities as well as a wide array of programming for adults and youth. Onsight even has a separate climbing room for private parties and events. We are proud to be a part of Knoxville's community! 

Team Onsight


Team Onsight is Onsight Rock Gym's competitive youth climbing team that is geared towards those experienced and self-motivated climbers who have the desire to take their climbing to the next level in the competition setting. Through individualized and group-based coaching and training, climbers are expected to set personal goals, be self driven, demonstrate respect to their team members and coaches, and show commitment to the sport. We strive to provide an intensive, meticulously designed program that aims to give young climbers the best coaching experience possible in a supportive and encouraging environment.  

Team Onsight has been well-represented at a national-level and those who excel can even take the sport to international levels, including the Olympics starting in 2020.

Practices are held year-round (with the exception of August). Youth competition climbing is divided into two seasons: Bouldering - September to February, Sport Climbing - March to July.


Head Youth Coach: Jonathan Carter  Email:

Assistant Youth Coach: Zachary Edwards  Email:

Assistant Youth Coach: Meghan Heisey  Email:

Assistant Youth Coach: Devin Cooley  Email:

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Participation in Team Onsight is by Try Outs OR Coach's invitation ONLY.

2018-19 TEam tryouts will be held in august 2018

Interested in joining tEAM ONSIGHT? complete form below and our Head Coach will contact you.

Gym memberships are INCLUDED in pricing. To promote a strong, committed, competitive youth team, a gym membership is required for Team Onsight participation.

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  • All Team Onsight members receive a FREE Team Shirt + other awesome prodeal discounts (Evolv Sports and FrictionLabs
  • Previous climbing experience is recommended
  • Siblings receive 10% off each additional registration after one full price registration
  • Rental gear package for practices (harness, chalk, shoes) is an additional $50 per month
  • Team members receive 15% discount private coaching session
  • Team members receive 20% discount on climbing gear at Onsight
  • Team members are required sign up for a monthly EFT (automatic withdrawal). No commitment or contracts. Cancel anytime with 30 day advanced notice.
  • Team members are encouraged but never required to compete. USA Climbing (USAC) regulates the competitions we attend. A USAC membership is highly encouraged, which enables team members to advance to Regional, Divisional, and even National competitions. Visit the USAC website for more information.

Additional Costs

  • USAC Dues - $95.00 for the season, paid directly to USA Climbing (in order to continue to the Divisional and National competition level, you must be a USAC Competitor Member. Otherwise, competitors must pay an additional $10.00 at any USAC competition. To register, visit Competition Fees - Usually range $25.00-$50.00 per local competition, depending what gym the competition is held at, and $50.00-$90.00 for regional and divisional competitions.

Advanced Team (Team A: Ages 6-11, Team B: Ages 12-18)

Perfect for those youth climbers who are just starting their path to competition climbing or are relatively new to climbing and show an extraordinary aptitude and a strong self-driven desire to improve their climbing skills. Advanced Team members are expected to compete in at least 2 Local Comps and Regional Comp per season with the goal of qualifying for Divisionals.

Practices: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 PM (Optional 3rd day of practice with Elite Team may be added)

Costs: 2 Practices: $125/Month | 3 Practices: $169/Month

Gym membership INCLUDED. Gear NOT included. 

*You will only be billed for gym membership during the team's off month of August*

Elite Team (Ages 8-18)

Our most advanced competitive team is intended for strong technical climbers working toward a mastery of climbing skills with special emphasis placed on refining elite skills. Elite Team members are expected to compete in the Regional and Divisional championships with the goal of qualifying for Nationals.

Practices: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 6:00-8:00 PM

Costs:  $169/Month | Gym membership INCLUDED. Gear NOT included.

*You will only be billed for gym membership during the team's off month of August*