Cities/Peoria/First Visit/New Climbers

First time climbing, or first time in a while?
Welcome in and let’s climb!

First Ascent is Peoria’s first and only full service climbing gym. Simply put: we love climbing – it’s a super fun way to stay active, challenge yourself, and meet new people. The only thing we love more than climbing is introducing other people to the climbing, and we’re excited that you made it here.

Here are two options for your first visit at First Ascent:

Option 1: Guided Climbing Session for up to 6

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

For first time visitors, 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
  • Top rope belaying from your guide, as well as bouldering and auto belay instruction
  • 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

Plus, your Guided Session includes a FREE WEEK to practice the skills you learned, rental gear included!

You’ll have unlimited visits for the next 7 days with a full rental package for each visit, so make sure to make the most of your visits. 

Here's how to book your Guided Climbing Session:

You can book a Guided Session for up to 6 people. 

Looking to book a Guided Session for more than 6 people? Check out our Group Events.

If you’re booking with kids in your group, at least one person needs to be an adult (age 18+).

Looking to book a climbing experience for just your child? Check out our Kids Climbing Programs.

Guided Session for 1

Get an expert guide all to yourself and enjoy a solo adventure.


Guided Session for up to 6

Grab friends or family members and climb to new heights together.

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

We're excited to show you the ropes at First Ascent!

Click below to learn more and book 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.

Here are all the options for Day Pass, 10-Passes, and Rental Gear at First Ascent Peoria.

Day Pass

Single-session pass.

Regular $19
Student* $15
Family+ $59

*Under 18 or valid Student ID required

Gear Rental

Rent all the gear you need.

Bouldering $7
Full Package $10
Family+ $20

A la cart options also available:

Shoes $6, Harness $4,

Chalk bag $2, Belay Device $2

10 Pass

Share with your friends!

Good for 18 months.

Regular $170
Student* $135

* Under 18 or valid Student ID required

Ready to climb?

Click below for a step-by-step guide for visiting with a Day Pass.

Questions? Drop us a line at