Climbing

 

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Clip in and climb with our climbing community

CAC’s climbing walls are located at the Evanston, Lakeview and Lincoln Park locations. The Lincoln Park outdoor climbing wall is closed for the winter and early spring, opening late Spring through early fall.

Designed with both beginners and experts in mind, the CAC climbing walls feature a climbing surface that more closely resembles natural rock than anything on the market today by Entre Prises. It’s a great way to get out of your regular workout routine and into a robust social environment. And our facilities come equipped with an ever-changing assortment of routes and structures: crack climbing, a horizontal roof, dihedrals, arêtes, slab and endurance routes. In addition to this, Lincoln Park offers a sustained 30-degree overhang, Lakeview features a climbing wall and a bouldering cave and Evanston is home to two climbing walls, a bouldering cave and 46-foot high endurance routes. If you’re looking to shake up up your workout and get your adrenaline running, this is a great way to help improve your balance, coordination and flexibility while refining your arm, back and core strength.

You’ll be in good hands with our climbing experts, many of whom have years of experience climbing terrains all over the world. Curious to try your skills at climbing? Come during an Introductory Climb, free for all members, where we show you the ropes! And then ask about getting belay-certified and trained to climb during supervised (without a partner) and unsupervised (with a partner) climbing times. We also offer day passes for non-members, so all are welcome to the CAC walls.

If you are belay-certified but don’t have a climbing partner, you can come during our supervised climb time where a staff member is available to introduce you to our community, offer belays and conduct certification tests for experienced climbers.  

You can stay updated on wall closures and events with the CAC Climbing Calendar

Check out some great pictures of our climbing walls! 

The LPAC climbing wall will close for the season on Thursday October 31st, to reopen in the Spring.  Thanks for a great season!

Download our required climbing waiver here.

Guidelines and Waivers
Please read our climbing guidelines and complete the waiver before class

Equipment Rental
Shoe and harness rentals are complimentary.

Want to know more about climbing or would like to register for a class?

For more information and questions contact: climbing@chicagoathleticclubs.com

  • Available classes and programs

    • Adult Classes Learn More >
    • Certification Test Learn More >
    • Climbing Team Learn More >
    • Family Climb Learn More >
    • Introductory Climb Learn More >
    • Kids and Youth Climbing Camp Learn More >
    • Kids Class (age 5-9 years) Learn More >
    • Kids/Youth Classes Learn More >
    • Open Climb Learn More >
    • Private Instruction Learn More >
    • Supervised Climb Learn More >
    • Wall Rentals Learn More >