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Our climbing classes cover the fundamental aspects you need to get started in the gyms and progress as a climber. We offer multiple classes per week at the Power Plant and Steel Shop. Find a class that works for you, and make a reservation in advance.

Classes
Classes
Classes
Classes

Bouldering Skills

LEVEL: BEGINNER

After completing our Bouldering Skills class, you will have the skills needed to begin a regular bouldering routine. You will learn how to properly fall onto a padded floor, warm up for and structure a proper bouldering session, and identify and practice skills. You will also learn about bouldering terminology and proper etiquette. We will help you overcome the social barriers to climbing and understand how climbers work together while bouldering.

Bouldering relies on padded flooring rather than ropes and harnesses for protection. Climbers generally only climb between 10 and 15 feet high. For that reason, no additional equipment other than the padded floor is needed. This class is ideal for climbers who are new to the sport and want to establish a dependable foundation of skills.

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Cost: $44.00
Prerequisites: None
Age Requirement: 14 Years of Age and Over
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Includes: Rental Equipment and Day Pass

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Intro to Climbing

LEVEL: BEGINNER

This class is perfect for new climbers who want to use every area of the gym. After completing the class, you will know how to top rope belay, operate the gym’s auto-belay stations, and climb on the bouldering wall.

In addition, you will learn the fundamental climbing techniques needed to be successful at the gym.

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Cost: $64.00
Prerequisites: None
Age Requirement: 14 Years of Age and Over
Duration: 3 Hours
Includes: Rental Equipment and Day Pass

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Top Rope Belay

LEVEL: BEGINNER

In this class, you will receive an in-depth facility orientation and top rope belay instruction. After successfully completing the class, you will have an understanding of the skills needed to get you and your partner climbing.

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Cost: $44.00
Prerequisites: None
Age Requirement: 14 Years of Age and Over
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Includes: Rental Equipment and Day Pass

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Lead Climbing

LEVEL: ADVANCED

After you have become proficient at top rope belaying, this class will advance your skills. Lead climbing allows you to climb on all of our walls and gives you a more realistic climbing experience. Our knowledgeable instructors will help you untie from the top rope and tie into the sharp end in a controlled environment.

You will learn how to lead climb and lead belay. You will also learn how to utilize scenario-based belay techniques to provide the climber with a soft catch in the event of a fall.

Cost: $84.00
Prerequisites:
Top Rope Belay Experience
Ability to Find Balance While Maintaining 3 Points of Contact
Successful Completion of a Top Rope Belay Check at Climb So iLL
At Least 3 Months of Consistent Gym Climbing
Ability to Climb 5.10
Age Requirement: 18 Years of Age and Over
Duration: 2 Days, 2 Hours per Day
Includes: Rental Equipment and Day Pass

Please Note: This class requires a minimum of two participants. We will reschedule if only one participant has signed up.

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Gym to Crag

LEVEL: ADVANCED

This class takes place at the Steel Shop in St. Charles.

In our Gym to Crag class, you will gain an understanding of the foundational skills needed to start sport climbing outside. The class begins in a classroom setting before ending with hands-on climbing instruction.

After completing the class, you will have a basic overview of how to build and clean simple anchors in an outdoor, bolted, sport climbing environment. You will also know how to lead a route without pre-hung draws, use a stick clip, and adhere to the ethics of outdoor climbing in our area.

Cost: $74.00
Prerequisites:
Passed a lead climbing test at Climb So iLL.
Consistently lead climbed in a gym twice per week for at least 3 months.
Own your own shoes, harness, and belay device.
Be comfortable with rope climbing systems including lead and top rope.
Duration: 3 Hours

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Private Instruction

Improve your climbing by taking advantage of one-on-one instruction. One of our private instructors will build a plan to meet your individual needs. Simply fill out the form below. We will pair you with an experienced instructor.

  • Starting at $45.00/hour
  • The hourly rate applies to each individual climber in a session.
  • Individuals who sign up as part of a group of 2 or more (not to exceed 6 participants) receive a 50% discount on each additional participant.
  • Climb So iLL members receive a 15% discount on Private Instruction. Exclusions may apply.
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Empower Hour

Do you climb up to V3 or 5.10+?

These weekly clinics will empower you with essential climbing skills and techniques. Approach each step in your climbing journey with confidence.

Dates: Mondays, June 6 – 27
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Power Plant + Steel Shop
Members: $10
Non-Members: $30 (Day Pass Included)

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