Climbing is a great way for kids to develop physical strength and problem-solving skills while boosting self-confidence. Explore these opportunities to get involved.
There is no minimum age to climb, but kids must weigh at least 35 lbs to use the auto belays and be supervised by an adult at all times.
Is your kid new to the vertical world? These options are perfect for getting started.
Half Off the Gravity Lab
Every Monday, climb in the Gravity Lab at the Steel Shop for half price!
Are they ready to take it up a notch? Continue to learn and grow with these options.
Save on Passes
TEN VISIT PASS
Use this pass at the Power Plant in St. Louis and Steel Shop in St. Charles.
Reach New Heights.
Are they ready to plug in? Here are some ways to get more involved.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum age to climb?
Climbers of all ages can use the gyms but must weigh at least 35 pounds to use the auto belays.
Is there a kid’s area at the gym?
Our most kid-friendly climbing area is the Gravity Lab at the Steel Shop! Enjoy gravity-defying fun for the whole family.
Do you offer classes for kids?
Your kid can learn about climbing in our Intro to Climbing class! Get them active and learning in a fun environment.
Do you host birthday parties?
You can celebrate your kid’s birthday by renting the Gravity Lab for an unforgettable experience! Take on the climbing walls and enjoy food and drink in our private party space.
When does the climbing team practice?
The Development Team has two 1.5-hour practices per week, the Intermediate Team has two 2-hour practices per week, and the Competition Team has two 2.5-hour practices and one 2-hour practice per week. Visit the team website to learn more.