Learn the Ropes: Beginning Wall Climbing

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Calling all aspiring and experienced climbers! Brooklyn Boulders Chicago will help you climb smarter and stronger. But before you get on a wall, you’ll need to learn the basics.

Learn the Ropes is perfect for beginners who want basic rock climbing instruction, as well as anyone who needs to learn how to belay.

You’ll learn:

- How to properly fit yourself in a harness
- Tying correct knots
- Managing the rope for another climber (known as belaying)
- Basic climbing movement
- Risk management

All climbing classes are led by CWI Certified instructors. Their classes will engage your body and mind in problem solving, mental preparedness, strength, training, and more. The BKB team is qualified, experienced, and trained to provide skills-based instruction to beginners or experts.

Materials to bring

Download our waiver to sign before class!

What will be provided

This package includes a complimentary day pass with gear rental ($35 value) to return for belay certification.

Student Reviews

5 | 4 reviews
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    Ashley H.
    Learn the Ropes: Beginning Wall Climbing

    We had a great time learning the basics of knots, anchors, belaying, and the fundamentals of rock climbing! We had lots of time to practice and the class was well organized

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    Jenna H.
    Learn the Ropes: Beginning Wall Climbing

    Class was fun and went over all the safety aspects of climbing. Also had the rest of the day to climb in the gym and a pass to come back another time. Instructor was very thorough and funny. He made the class very enjoyable.

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    Lee J.
    Learn the Ropes: Beginning Wall Climbing

    Teacher was upbeat and informative. Class space was incredible, and the bonus extras provided incredible value for money. I'm hooked!

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Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

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B​rooklyn Boulders (BKB) designs, builds and operates multi-faceted rock climbing facilities anchored by the premise that movement stimulates innovation and creativity. With 25,000 square feet of climbing surface managed by a dedicated and skilled route-setting staff, BKB is the ideal training ground for beginners and advanced climbers. We offer climbing classes, group fitness exercise, weight and cardio equipment, co-working spaces, WiFi, youth programming, personal training, team building, and event experiences while providing an unconventional platform to bring the arts, music, and entrepreneurial communities together.