Join us for a Guided Session
For first time visitors, we highly recommend booking a Guided Climbing Session with one of our expert guides.
A Guided Climbing Session is the best way to experience all FA has to offer on your first visit.
A Guided Climbing Session package includes:
- 1 hour of expert instruction with an FA Guide
- Tips on climbing technique, terminology, etiquette, and safety
- A Day Pass to explore the gym on your own after the hour with your Guide
- All the gear you’ll need (shoes, harness, and chalk)
- All the climbing you can fit into one session
Here's what people are saying about Guided Climbing Sessions:
Guided Session Packages
You can book a Guided Session for up to 6 people.
Looking to book a Guided Session for more than 6 people? Check out our Group Events.
If you’re booking with kids 14 or under in your group, at least one person needs to be an adult (age 18+).
Looking to book a climbing experience for just your child? Check out our Kids Rock Blocks.
Guided Session for 1
Get an expert guide all to yourself and enjoy a solo adventure.
Guided Session for up to 6
Grab friends or family members and climb to new heights together.
$49 for the first person
+$29 for each additional climber
Ready for some adventure? Let's do this.
Here's a step-by-step guide to booking your session:
BOOK YOUR SESSION
Click below to access the full Guided Session schedule via the FA Portal.
As part of the booking process, you’ll need to complete a waiver. All visitors are required to complete a waiver before climbing, spectating, or participating in other activities at First Ascent – no exceptions. Anyone joining you for your Guided Session will also need to complete a waiver. If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian complete the waiver on your behalf.
COME ON IN
Once your session is booked above, here’s what you need to know:
Please arrive 15 minutes before your Guided Session start time so we can get you checked in and started on time.
How to get here: we’re located at 3400 W Stonegate Blvd in Arlington Heights IL (click for directions via Google Maps). We have plenty of free parking on site.
What to wear: We recommend wearing comfortable athletic clothing that allows you to move freely. Pants or long shorts that cover your knees are best. If you will be renting climbing shoes, we also recommend wearing socks.
What to expect: When you arrive, our friendly staff will get you checked in and geared up, and your guide will take it from there.
We look forward to climbing with you!