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Learning To Boulder is the perfect way to get started at any First Ascent bouldering gym!

Offered at these First Ascent Chicago locations: Block 37Humboldt ParkUptown

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

Pre-requisites

No experience required. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Youth under 18 must have a guardian complete a waiver on their behalf.

Pricing

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

New to First Ascent?

Click the toggle below for a step-by-step guide to creating an account and booking your class. 

Welcome! Here's how to book your class:

STEP 1

REVIEW OUR HEALTH STANDARDS

Keeping our community healthy and climbing strong is our top priority. Please review our Health & Wellness Standards prior to your visit so you know what to expect – you are required to abide by these standards at all times while at the facility. We’ll run you through our new standards again when you first visit.

Most importantly, wear a face covering at all times, wash or sanitize your hands frequently, and practice physical distancing while at First Ascent.

STEP 2

SIGN THE WAIVER

Click below to sign a waiver and create an account in our system.  All visitors are required to complete a waiver before climbing, spectating, or participating in other activities at First Ascent – no exceptions. If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian complete the waiver on your behalf.

Please be sure to remember your password so you can sign into your account when booking below.

Already signed the waiver? Move on to Step 3!

STEP 3

BOOK YOUR CLASS

Follow the instructions below to book your class!

Ready to get started? Book your class on the schedule below.

The schedule below includes all Learning To Boulder classes offered at Chicago bouldering gyms: Block 37Humboldt ParkUptown. Please be sure to select a class at your preferred location!

Please book 24 hours in advance to guarantee your spot. Make sure to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled class time to check in. Late arrival may result in the need to reschedule your class. Cancellations within 24 hours are not eligible for refund, only rescheduling.

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.

We look forward to climbing with you!

Questions? Give us a call at 773-564-9815 or email us at info@firstascentclimbing.com.