Kids & Families

Bouldering is a super fun family activity. We look forward to hosting your family at First Ascent!

Getting Started

Climbing is a great activity for the whole family! Kids and adults alike have a blast while climbing – and it’s an activity everyone can enjoy together.

Here are a few important things to consider as you plan your visit to First Ascent:

  • Everyone who enters First Ascent must sign a waiver, even if they are not climbing. Children under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
  • All children under the age of 14 must be actively supervised by an adult at all times.
  • We recommend climbing for children 5 and up. Children under the age of 5 are welcome climb, but they tend to lack the strength and movement skills to enjoy climbing for very long.
  • Children or adults not climbing can spectate for free. There is no charge if you do not plan to climb, use the fitness equipment, or take a yoga class.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to use fitness equipment or take yoga or fitness classes without prior approval from First Ascent.

If you plan to climb with your kids, you may want to consider taking one of our intro classes with them. Visit the New Climbers Section for more information.

Step 1: Complete Waivers For Everyone Visiting

All visitors are required to complete a waiver before climbing, spectating, or participating in other activities at First Ascent – no exceptions. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian complete the waiver. Save time checking in! Fill out your waiver online here.

Online Waiver >


Step 2: Choose Your Adventure

Day Passes
Get your family climbing with all-access Day Passes.
*Valid Student Id required
We’ll give you a quick facility orientation, then you can enjoy open bouldering.
Rental shoes and chalk are available for $7.
Purchase when
you visit
Need gear? Rent shoes and chalk bag for $7.
Share with the whole family! Never Expires.
*Valid Student Id required
Student 10-Passes can be shared among children/students.
Only Regular 10-Passes can be shared among adults and children.
Purchase when
you visit
Private Lesson
Get expert instruction to start your family’s ascent.
Family of 4:
90-minute $250
120-minute $290
Other pricing options available. Click below for more information

Step 3: Come On In

Our friendly staff will lead you through a facility orientation and answer any questions you have, then you will be ready to start climbing!


Check out our FAQs page. Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Email us at We’re happy to help!

Youth Programs

First Ascent also offers programs to introduce kids to the sport of climbing and encourage them to progress in their climbing movement and technique. For a full list of our offerings, check out our Youth Programs page.