Cities/Arlington Heights/Programs/Group Events & Parties

Plan your next event at First Ascent!

Whether you’re planning a fun day out of the office, birthday party, school field trip, bachelor/bachelorette party, or an outing with your friend crew, we’d love to host you at First Ascent and get you climbing to new heights! Our two-hour group event packages include a dedicated climbing area, friendly instructors to guide your experience, and space to hang out, connect, and celebrate after the climbing session.

Here’s the scoop on our Group Event package:

Two-hour program includes a climbing session in a dedicated area, friendly instructors ready to show your group an awesome experience, plus dedicated space to mingle after the climbing session.

  • 10-20 climbers (10 person minimum)
  • Reservations need to be made at least four weeks before event date
  • Ages 5+ through Adults
  • Expert instructors staffed on an age-appropriate ratio who are dedicated to making your group’s experience top-notch
  • All climbing gear is included
  • All attendees including spectators must complete a waiver. Kids under 18 must have a waiver completed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Requests should be submitted a month or more in advance
  • Please note: alcohol is not permitted for birthday parties

$450 for up to 10 climbers

+$40/climber for each additional climber after 10

  • Non-climbing spectators are free
  • 10 climber minimum – parties under 10 climbers will be charged the 10 climber rate
  • 50% non-refundable deposit required to book
  • Final head count due 5 days before event, and remaining balance due 48 hours before the event

Here are the available booking windows:

  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00-4:00 PM
Reservations need to be made at least four weeks before event date
Reservations need to be made at least four weeks before event date
We are working hard to respond to the recent influx in requests. Please allow one week for a response from our Programs Director. Thank you!