"Learning The Ropes" Class for One or Two at First Ascent Climbing (Up to 49% Off)

First Ascent Avondale

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In a Nutshell

Participants 14 years and older learn rope skills for climbing up to 6 stories tall

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must register 24 hours in advance online for classes. Classes are for ages 14 and up. Climbing pass included may be used at either location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $39 for “Learning The Ropes” package for one ($73 value)
  • $75 for “Learning The Ropes” package for two ($146 value)

Participants are set up with all the rental gear they’ll need for the class, plenty of instruction, and two day passes—one for the day of the first class and one to be used whenever. Classes are for ages 14 and up.

First Ascent Climbing

Chicago's flat terrain may be ideal for runners, but it can leave rock climbers in the lurch. Enter First Ascent Climbing, an indoor climbing gym with two locations in the Windy City. Though the two spaces—decked in bold, geometric patterns and a vibrant array of grips and footholds—have distinctly different offerings, they share the common goal of providing climbers a reprieve from their prairie-land surroundings.

The larger of the two, the Avondale location, boasts a full climbing wall with sustained overhangs, roofs, slabs, and cracks up to 60 feet tall. Here, a team of experienced climbers teaches guests to belay with a top rope and read routes while building footwork skills and balance. Meanwhile, the Uptown location, with its cavelike confines, focuses solely on bouldering, a more powerful style of climbing on shorter structures. Bouldering classes offered here arm students with the skills to navigate caves and overhangs. Both spaces provide unique—nay, seemingly impossible—challenges for even the most experienced climbers or bored geckos with grips on the ceiling. To keep climbers in top physical form, both locations also offer yoga and fitness classes.

Customer Reviews

Great intro class. They really prepare you to go climb on your own afterward. Would highly recommend!
Gretchen A. · January 11, 2017
Lots to master!
John D. · January 6, 2017
Great experience and instructors. Climbed with confidence after less than an hour and already resolved to be back regularly as a part of my fitness plan and for fun!
Christopher J. · January 1, 2017
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    First Ascent Avondale

    3516 North Spaulding Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60618


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