Learning To Boulder is the perfect way to get started on your bouldering journey at First Ascent!

In this one-hour class, you will:

  • Climb with an experienced instructor as your guide
  • Connect with a group of new climbers who are also just getting started
  • Learn the basics of bouldering safety, including proper falling technique and down-climbing
  • Gain important climbing skills to help you jump-start your bouldering progress
  • Discover the fun of climbing in a relaxed, small-group environment


No experience required. Children must be 14 years or older to participate in the class. Youth under 18 must have a guardian complete a waiver on their behalf.


  • Non-members: $29 (includes Day Pass and Rental Gear)
  • Members: Free first class, $10 for additional classes

Ready to get started? Let's do this.

Click below to view the schedule of all Classes For New Climbers at First Ascent Arlington Heights.

Please book 24 hours in advance to guarantee your spot. Make sure to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled class time to check in. Please see Terms and Conditions at check out for further details on Late and Cancellation policies. 

We recommend wearing comfortable, stretchy athletic clothing, with shorts or pants that cover your knees. Bring a pair of socks along to wear with your rental shoes too.

Questions? Give us a call at 224-735-7150 or email us at info@faclimbing.com.

We look forward to climbing with you!