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 (5+)

Friday Night Climbing at Brooklyn Boulders

Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

Join us for an evening of climbing at Brooklyn Boulders climbing and bouldering gym! 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 to BKB, please check out the first-timer page and complete the online waiver before arriving. https://brooklynboulders.com/chicago/responsibility-code/ 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. Mention that you're with the Greater Chicago Rock Climbing Meetup and daily admission is only $15 when you attend this event!

Friday Night Climbing at Brooklyn Boulders

Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

Join us for an evening of climbing at Brooklyn Boulders climbing and bouldering gym! 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 to BKB, please check out the first-timer page and complete the online waiver before arriving. https://brooklynboulders.com/chicago/responsibility-code/ 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. Mention that you're with the Greater Chicago Rock Climbing Meetup and daily admission is only $15 when you attend this event!

Past events (1,159)

Sunday Climbing at Vertical Endeavors Glendale Heights

Vertical Endeavors

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