Cities/Peoria/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 an awesome experience!

But first, why climb with your family
at First Ascent?

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Let's do this. Which of the following are you interested in?

From a fun day of climbing with a Day Pass to programs like our 8-week Kids Classes, Climbing Team, and Camps, we offer a wide variety of options to get your family climbing to new heights.

Join us every Sunday for a session designed especially for families!

Climb with other families while our expert instructors guide your experience with technique tips, belays, and encouragement. The fun, friendly atmosphere at Family Climb Time is perfect for climbers of all ages and experience levels.

Starting at $15/climber

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

Purchase Day Passes for the whole family or just for your kids and explore the gym on your own. Adult supervision is required for kids under 14.

Starting at $19

Best for new(ish) climbing families looking for some expert instruction to start off strong.

Climb with an expert guide by your side. Includes 1 hour of instruction, Day Pass to explore on your own afterward, and all the climbing gear you need for up to 6 people.

Starting at $49

Best for kids who want to learn to climb and parents who want to drop their kids off.

Plan an unforgettable Birthday Party, enroll your kids in an 8-week Kids Class, or Climbing Camp for a school break. Drop them off and let our expert instructors take them to new heights.

Starting at $30

Questions? Not finding what you’re looking for? 

Call us at 309-966-0831 or email us at

We’re happy to help. Looking forward to climbing with you!