Cities/Peoria/Programs/Climbing Classes


New(ish) to climbing?

All of the options below are a great way to get started – and they include a FREE WEEK of access to First Ascent Peoria, rental gear included!

Just book your class or Guided Session, and you’ll get access to all First Ascent Peoria has to offer for 7 days, including rental gear for each visit. Select an option below and let’s climb!

Guided Climbing Session

If you’re new to climbing or it’s been a while since you’ve climbed, a Guided Climbing session with one of our expert guides by your side is the best way to get started at First Ascent.

Price: Several packages available

Learning the Ropes

In this 90-minute class, learn the knots, belay technique, and communication needed to access open top rope climbing on our tallest walls. Book your class with a partner, or book by yourself and we’ll partner you up with another climber during class. Rental gear and Session Pass are included.

Price: $29


Looking to learn new skills and up your game? You've come to the right place.

Learning To Lead

Ready for the sharp end? Learn both sides of lead (climbing and belaying) with 6 total hours of instruction in our Learning To Lead.

Price Members $95 | Non-members $125
(includes rental gear)

UpGrade Series

Discover the specific skills and strategies you need to send the next grade with our UpGrade Series. Each class is led by an expert instructor with a small group of climbers at your ability level so you can unlock the next grade – together.

Price varies based on class on location

Special Workshops

We host regular special workshops that will help you learn specialized skills or take the next step in your climbing progression, yoga practice, or fitness development. Click below to see what’s coming this month.

Price varies based on workshop

Private Instruction

Work with one of our expert instructors 1-on-1 or up to 4-on-1 to build your climbing skill set and advance your progression.

Price varies based on instructor-to-student ratio and duration of sessions