Intro To Climbing

Get an in-depth introduction to climbing movement and technique.

Looking for an in-depth introduction to climbing? Intro To Climbing is the best way to get started!

Intro To Climbing is a 3-week course designed to teach you the tools every climber needs to get started – all in a relaxed, small-group environment.

What you get with Intro To Climbing:

  • 3 ninety-minute classes over 3 consecutive weeks with an expert instructor, who will guide you through a series of boulder problems to help you discover key techniques like footwork, balance, route reading, and more
  • 3 Day Passes, so you can come back and practice your skills between classes
  • Rental Gear for each visit, including climbing shoes and chalk
  • Small group atmosphere that helps you meet other new climbers. Many Intro To Climbing participants meet climbing partners they climb with for years.

Must be 14 years old. Youth under 18 must have a guardian fill out waiver.


Non-members: $110  (includes rental gear for classes and 3 additional day passes)

Members: $75


Follow the steps below to book your class.

Questions? Please email or call us at 312-285-2337.

Step 1: Sign A Waiver

Anyone who enters First Ascent must have a waiver on file. Creating a waiver will also create an account for you in our system. Make sure to remember your user name and password for Step 2.

Sign A Waiver

Already have a waiver on file? Move on to Step 2!

Step 2: Book Your Class

Book your class on the schedule below. Please book 24 hours in advance to guarantee your spot and arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled class time to check in. Late arrival may result in the need to reschedule your class. Cancellations within 24 hours are not eligible for refund, only rescheduling.

We look forward to climbing with you!