Cities/Chicago/First Visit/Kids & Families

Climbing is a great activity for kids, and a wonderful way to spend the day together as a family. We can't wait to welcome you in and show you the ropes!

Looking to climb together as a family? Awesome! We have two options below for you to explore.

Want to get your kids into Climbing Classes or Summer Climbing Camp? Click below to view our kids programming.

Here are two options to get your family climbing to new heights:

Option 1: Guided Climbing Session for up to 6

Best for new or new-ish climbing families looking for some expert instruction to start off strong.

For newer climbers, 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 First Ascent has to offer on your first visit.

A Guided Climbing Session package includes:

  • 1 hour of expert instruction with a First Ascent 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

Book a Guided Session for up to 6 people:

$49 for the first person
+$29 for each additional person

At least one adult (18+) must be with a Guided Session with kids.

Ready to climb to new heights as a family?

Click below to learn more and register for your guided session.

Questions? Email us at

Option 2: Day Pass or 10-Pass Visit

Best for experienced climbers or independent learners who like to jump right in.

Get access to world-class climbing, yoga classes, fitness and training equipment, hangout space, free WiFi, and more with a Day Pass or 10-Pass.

Don’t have your own climbing gear? No problem – we rent all the gear you need at each of our locations.

Day Pass pricing varies based on location.

Click below for a step-by-step guide for visiting with a Day Pass and see the pricing for each of our locations.

Questions? Check out our FAQs page or drop us a line at