Rock Climbing in Des Plaines, IL


Intro to Climbing Class, Day Passes for Two, or Family Pass at Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym

Bloomington

Climbers of all experience levels learn to scale the rocks in this 20,000-square-foot climbing gym

$30 $15

Registration for One, Two, or Four to the Charity Stair Climb by PEER Services, on November 6 (Up to 45% Off)

PEER Services

Far North Side

This annual event sends climbers up a 20-story building in downtown Evanston to stop stigma and to raise addiction treatment scholarships

$25 $15

$49.99 for One Earn Your Wings Package with Video at iFLY ($79.95 Value)

iFLY

Lincoln Park

Soar with an experienced instructor during two indoor skydiving sessions, which feel like free falling from 12,000 feet high

$79.95 $49.99

$159 for a Tandem Jump from Skydive Midwest (Up to $229 Value)

Skydive Midwest

Sturtevant

Experienced instructors hold 30-minute training sessions before strapped-together pairs jump from planes and drift slowly back toward land

$229 $159

$49.99 for One Earn Your Wings Package with Video at iFLY ($79.95 Value)

iFLY

Naperville

Soar with an experienced instructor during two indoor skydiving sessions, which feel like free falling from 12,000 feet high

$79.95 $49.99

Two-Hour Kayaking for One or Two from Lake Katherine Nature Ctr/Botanic Garden (Up to 31% Off)

Lake Katherine Nature Ctr/Botanic Garden

Palos Heights

Guests rent kayaks for paddling past beavers, herons, and turtles of Lake Katherine, with walks through scenic botanical gardens afterwards

$16 $12

$165 for a Tandem Jump from Skydive Windy City ($219 Value)

Skydive Windy City

Michigan City

Strapped to a USPA certified instructor, skydivers leap over a mile above Lake Michigan’s south shore for views of the Chicago Skyline.

$219 $165

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

NASCAR Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Chicagoland Speedway

$129.99 $64

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around Chicagoland Speedway

$129.99 $64

One Tandem Skydiving Jump from Skydiving Chicago-Milwaukee (50% Off)

Skydiving Chicago-Milwaukee

Online Deal

Guests experience 30- to 60-second freefall during tandem skydive followed by leisurely 6- to 9-minute parachute ride; makes a great gift

$299 $149

Full-Day SUP or Kayak Rental at Mill Race Cyclery (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Mill Race Cyclery

Geneva

Renters can choose to cruise the Fox River atop a stable standup paddleboard or sitting on a single-person or tandem kayak

$50 $30

Tandem Skydiving Jump for One at Skydive the Rock (Up to 38% Off)

Skydive the Rock

Skydive the Rock

After a quick orientation on the ground, jumpers take to the skies for a skydive that includes more than a full minute of free-falling

$239 $149

Superspeedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$50 $39

Superspeedway Driving Experience at The Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

The Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting firsthand racing experiences

$50 $39

$149 for a Tandem Hang Gliding Experience from Hang Gliding Chicago-Milwaukee (52% Off)

Hang Gliding Chicago-Milwaukee

Online Deal

Give the gift of flight as students learn basic hang glider controls, safety, and take their first flight strapped to a seasoned instructor

$309.99 $149

$149 for a One-Hour Tandem Paragliding Experience from Chicago Paragliding ($300 Value)

Chicago Paragliding

Cullom

With the assistance of an experienced instructor, paragliders acquaint themselves with Illinois skies as they soar above the countryside

$300 $149

Three-Hour Hang-Gliding Lesson for One, Two, or Four at Scooter Tow Hang Gliding School (Up to 55% Off)

Scooter Tow Hang Gliding School

Scooter Tow Hang Gliding School

Students ease into flight as instructors tow them and the glider along, teaching them the basics of taking off, steering, and landing

$135 $75

Rowing Machine, Scull Rowing, or Both Lessons for Up to Three People at Northshore Fitness Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Northshore Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

Rowing Machine class works upper-body strength on indoor ergometers; Scull Rowing teaches fundamental moves

$75 $30

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Chicago 400 Tickets

NASCAR Chicago 400 Tickets

Adella McLean

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$120 $120

Up to 67% Off Race Fee at Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby

Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby

Naperville Center For Commerce & Industry

From the merchant: Boys and girls ages 7 - 18 will be racing in gravity powered race cars.

$30 $10

$14 For 1 Hour Of Bowling For Up To 8 With Shoe Rental (Reg. $28)

RIVER RAND BOWL

Indian Ridge

$28 $14

Bowling, Billiards, and Shuffleboard at Kings Rosemont (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings - Rosemont IL

Far North Side

20 bowling lanes and 5 billiards tables; retro decor updated with colored lights and more than 50 high-def TVs and projectors

$60 $34.99

5 or 10 Krav Maga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Training at MBD Martial Arts Academy (Up to 64% Off)

MBD Martial Arts Academy

Arlington Heights

Class aims to teach disciple and self-esteem as students focus on the physically demadning study of self-defense

$100 $39

$29 for $115 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Des Plaines Martial Arts

Des Plaines Martial Arts

Des Plaines

From the merchant: Get fit and learn self-defense with our Taekwondo curriculum!

$115 $29

Roller Skating and Skate Rental for Two or Four or Family Outing Package at Orbit Skate Center (Up to 50% Off)

Orbit Skate Center

Palatine

Chicagoland’s largest skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs; family package includes pizza and soda

$68 $34

Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Lombard Roller Rink (Up to 52% Off)

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

$24 $12

Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six People at Wood Dale Bowl (Up to 66% Off)

Wood Dale Bowl

Wood Dale

Players hone their pin-pummeling skills inside this bowling alley that boasts 24 lanes and automatic scoring

$25 $11

9-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart and Hot Dogs at Mission Hills Country Club (Up to 38% Off)

Mission Hills Country Club(New Owners)

Northfield

Clusters of thick forest and intersecting waterways line the fairways of this mature course open since 1926

$52 $32

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Salt Creek Golf Club in Wood Dale (Up to 51% Off)

Salt Creek Golf Club

Salt creek Golf Club

Par 63 executive course encourages golfers to aim drives down tree-lined fairways and avoid water hazards that come in play on five holes

$90 $45

5KRunDead Zombie Race Entry for One or Two (Up to 61% Off). Six Options Available.

5KRunDead

Multiple Locations

Outrun and outwit zombies trying to steal your health flags along a 5K course; prizes awarded

$70 $29

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  • 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.
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