Intro to Climbing

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Fitness & Wellness

Event Overview

Intro to Climbing takes the intimidation out of the walls with our CWI-certified instructor led sessions to teach the basics of bouldering. In a small group setting you'll receive attention you need to start from ground zero and reach the top, introducing you to technique and problem solving.

All facility access + gear rental included.

What to Bring

Download our waiver to sign before class!

Location
Brooklyn Boulders Chicago
100 South Morgan Street,
Chicago, IL, 60607

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Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

Price

$35 Per Ticket

* Registration closes 24 hours before event

$35 Per Ticket

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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.

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    Karen W.
    Reviewed on 10/20/17

    It was actually a blind date. It turns out only the two of us had signed up for the class and for both of us it was our first time. We're both in good shape and fairly athletic but had never climbed before. It was all right but personally I would have liked a bit more instruction from our teacher.
    I wouldn't recommend this activity if you're not in good to great physical condition already. Core body and leg strength is more important that arm strength, believe it or not, but shoulder strength is also key. You get more winded than you expect. Forty-five minutes is enough for a first time.
    Also, not a bad activity for a first date.

    It was actually a blind date. It turns out only the two of us had signed up for the class and for both of us it was our first time. We're both in good shape and fairly athletic but had never climbed before. It was all right but personally I would have liked a bit more instruction from our teacher.
    I wouldn't recommend this activity if you're not in good to great physical condition already. Core body and leg strength is more important that arm strength, believe it or not, but shoulder strength is also key. You get more winded than you expect. Forty-five minutes is enough for a first time.
    Also, not a bad activity for a first date.

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    Carrie S.
    Reviewed on 10/14/17

    This was a great start to climbing. This class gave me a lot to think about and work on, with both hands-on practice and easy-to-remember pieces of advice.

    This was a great start to climbing. This class gave me a lot to think about and work on, with both hands-on practice and easy-to-remember pieces of advice.

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    Amy P.
    Reviewed on 09/25/17

    Great instructor...very knowledgeable and helpful! I would recommend this class.

    Great instructor...very knowledgeable and helpful! I would recommend this class.

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    Bridget G.
    Reviewed on 08/25/17

    The Brooklyn Boulders facility is very cool, and everyone working there was super nice. It was very crowded, which was a little tough when having a class, because we kept having to wait for others to use the wall before us. We definitely learned a lot from our instructor on climbing technique, and went on many different types of bouldering walls. I wish we had had a little more help when heading towards the big wall, though. They ended the class after just the bouldering walls and then handed us a harness and told us to go do the auto-belay basically on our own. Learned a lot, but wish it was a little more organized!

    The Brooklyn Boulders facility is very cool, and everyone working there was super nice. It was very crowded, which was a little tough when having a class, because we kept having to wait for others to use the wall before us. We definitely learned a lot from our instructor on climbing technique, and went on many different types of bouldering walls. I wish we had had a little more help when heading towards the big wall, though. They ended the class after just the bouldering walls and then handed us a harness and told us to go do the auto-belay basically on our own. Learned a lot, but wish it was a little more organized!

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    Courtney M.
    Reviewed on 05/30/17

    Phenomenal. Really great to learn a new skill—and it was a killer workout!

    Phenomenal. Really great to learn a new skill—and it was a killer workout!

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    Dan K.
    Reviewed on 05/01/17

    Intro to Climbing class was awesome! Everything was explained very well and at a pace that could be easily understood. Would highly recommend BKB to others interested in climbing, or just trying something new!

    Intro to Climbing class was awesome! Everything was explained very well and at a pace that could be easily understood. Would highly recommend BKB to others interested in climbing, or just trying something new!

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    Marette F.
    Reviewed on 04/21/17

    I was nervous to try climbing but the teacher was encouraging and helpful. She helped me get to the top of the wall when I didn't think I could. I had a good time and the gym is awesome!

    I was nervous to try climbing but the teacher was encouraging and helpful. She helped me get to the top of the wall when I didn't think I could. I had a good time and the gym is awesome!

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