What we're about

Welcome to Chicago’s #1 rock climbing group!

We’re a varied group of rock climbers, ice climbers, and boulderers of all ages and skills. We have regular climbing events at various gyms throughout the city, as well as outdoor trips to crags near and far.

Whether you're looking to try climbing for the first time, need a belay partner, or looking to plan climbing trips, you've come to the right place. If you’re interested in helping organize climbing or social events, we're always looking to grow the team.

Remember to climb safe, climb smart and have fun!

*Disclaimer of Liability: Rock climbing is a dangerous sport with a significant risk of personal injury or death. Climb at your own risk.*

Upcoming events (4+)

Sunday Climbing at Vertical Endeavors Glendale Heights

Vertical Endeavors

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of climbing at the country's largest climbing gym!

Beginners are welcome. No prior experience or training is required to attend this event. VE staff will show you around, and we have plenty of members who can help you get started (most of the regulars do not typically RSVP for this event). Gear rental is available.

***As of 6/11/21 reservations are no longer required and attendees can just walk in when they arrive. ***

Friday Night Climbing at BKB West Loop

Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

Join us for an evening of climbing at Brooklyn Boulders in the West Loop!

Please be aware that this Meetup is subject to the gym's COVID-19 guidelines, and your registration to this event does not guarantee admission if the gym is at capacity. BE SURE TO REGISTER VIA THE BKB WEBSITE TO RESERVE A SLOT FOR ENTRY: https://brooklynboulders.com/reservations/

Make sure to mention this meetup group at the front desk and receive a discounted $19 day pass. Gear rental (harness, shoes, chalk) is available for an extra fee ($11). Check out the BKB website for further details.

Belay and lead tests are free. All climbers must be tested by BKB staff before belaying. If you have not done so, you can climb with the group, but won't be able to belay other climbers. Don't let this stop you from attending. There are auto-belays and members willing to belay you.

If this will be your first time at BKB, please check out the first-timer page and complete the online waiver before arrival: https://brooklynboulders.com/waiver/

See you there!

Sunday Climbing at Vertical Endeavors Glendale Heights

Vertical Endeavors

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of climbing at the country's largest climbing gym!

Beginners are welcome. No prior experience or training is required to attend this event. VE staff will show you around, and we have plenty of members who can help you get started (most of the regulars do not typically RSVP for this event). Gear rental is available.

***As of 6/11/21 reservations are no longer required and attendees can just walk in when they arrive. ***

Friday Night Climbing at BKB West Loop

Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

Join us for an evening of climbing at Brooklyn Boulders in the West Loop!

Please be aware that this Meetup is subject to the gym's COVID-19 guidelines, and your registration to this event does not guarantee admission if the gym is at capacity. BE SURE TO REGISTER VIA THE BKB WEBSITE TO RESERVE A SLOT FOR ENTRY: https://brooklynboulders.com/reservations/

Make sure to mention this meetup group at the front desk and receive a discounted $19 day pass. Gear rental (harness, shoes, chalk) is available for an extra fee ($11). Check out the BKB website for further details.

Belay and lead tests are free. All climbers must be tested by BKB staff before belaying. If you have not done so, you can climb with the group, but won't be able to belay other climbers. Don't let this stop you from attending. There are auto-belays and members willing to belay you.

If this will be your first time at BKB, please check out the first-timer page and complete the online waiver before arrival: https://brooklynboulders.com/waiver/

See you there!

Past events (1,381)

Friday Night Climbing at BKB West Loop

Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

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