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CLASSES

At Brooklyn Boulders Chicago we offer a variety of classes designed to improve your climbing knowledge and skills.  At BKB, we can help you climb smarter and stronger.

All climbing classes are led by CWI Certified instructors who teach you climbing techniques, rope skills, knots, risk management, and other technical climbing skills. Our classes will engage your body and mind in problem solving, mental preparedness, strength, training, and more. Our team is qualified, experienced and trained to provide skills-based instruction to beginners or experts.

Fitness programming at Brooklyn Boulders Chicago is anything but conventional, utilizing a variety of training styles. We offer a full range of group exercise disciplines from yoga to bootcamps, parkour and personal training. Each of our facilities has a variety of strength training and cardio equipment, with a schedule of group exercise, special workshops, fitness-focused events and competitions.

Questions about programming or booking? 

Connect with chicago.cnf@brooklynboulders.com

INTRO TO CLIMBING

60 minutes

Coaching on the basics of climbing in a small-group setting with a maximum ratio of 1:6. Meet new climbers and receive expert advice on how to make tweaks and important corrections to your climbing technique. Includes gear.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to build your skills
  • Getting to the top of a climb
  • Basic climbing knowledge

 

Who Should Take It

All levels are welcome. Our team can customize instruction based on individual skill sets.

Suggested Next Class

Learn the Ropes

Pricing

$49 Guests  | $25 Members

LEARN THE ROPES

120 minutes

Before you get on a wall, you’ll need to learn the basics. This package includes a complimentary day pass to return for belay certification. Includes gear.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to properly fit yourself in a harness
  • Tying correct knots
  • Managing the rope for another climber (known as belaying)
  • Basic climbing movements
  • Risk management 

 

Who Should Take It

Beginners who want basic rock climbing instruction, as well as anyone who needs to learn how to belay.

Suggested Next Class

Learn to Lead

Pricing

$79 Guests  | $40 Members

GEAR RENTAL

 

Climbing Shoes $5
Climbing Harness (ropes/belays) $5
Chalk $2
Full gear $11
Yoga Mats Free
Towels Free

Equipment can be rented at the front desk upon arrival.

LEVEL UP V2 – V3

2 Classes, 90 Minutes Each

This class will help you break through the barriers and plateaus that many beginner climbers experience. Work on skills with other climbers of the same ability level under the guidance of our expert instructors.

With a 1:6 instructor to student ratio, there is ample small group and partner-based activities. 

You’ll get two 90-minute classes across two consecutive weeks — allowing for incremental skill development and practical application.

 

What You’ll Learn

  • How to identify and use directional holds 
  • Intermediate technique
  • How to apply dynamic and static movements on different wall angles
  • How to maintain physical balance and health while smashing grades
  • How to project

 

Who Should Take It

This class is designed for climbers that are climbing V1 consistently and just breaking into V2.

Suggested Next Class

Personal Coaching / BKB Expeditions

Pricing

$129 Guests  | $65 Members

CLIMB LIKE A GIRL | WORKSHOP SERIES

For V1-V3 Climbers

4 weeks, 8 sessions, 150 minutes each

*Includes a month of facility access and a complimentary Learn the Ropes class 

This four-week, eight-session course is taught by women, for women. Train as a team to improve your technique, gain climbing power, improve endurance and learn how to cross-train to keep your body healthy. Each 150-minute session is progressive and carefully designed to holistically develop your abilities.

Climbers are invited to step up, support one another, and progress while helping build a stronger and more diverse female climbing community.

What You’ll Learn

  • Climbing vocabulary + Basic movement + Footwork 
  • Steep climbing + Body position 
  • Basic rope techniques
  • How to practice push-up and pull-up progressions
  • How to work on-sight ability
  • Mental toughness + How to challenge your boundaries
  • Projecting techniques + Strategies
  • How to build a strong core

 

Who Should Take It

This class is designed for climbers in the V1 to V3 range

Pricing

$299 Guests  | $149 Members

LEARN TO LEAD

2 Classes, 3 Hours Per Class

Learn to Lead is a comprehensive, in-depth course on lead climbing for those looking to increase their knowledge and refine their rope skills. All required gear is provided for this class.

What You’ll Learn

  • Lead belaying and rope management
  • Lead climbing skills and techniques
  • How to rest while on-route
  • Risk management practices
  • Mental toughness through taking falls

 

Who Should Take It

Those who can climb 5.9 or harder and are ready to learn lead climbing. Climbers are recommended to first take Intro to Climbing if they are not fully knowledgeable in basic techniques.

Suggested Next Class

Ongoing Sessions and/or Personal Training

Pricing

$149 Guests  | $75 Members

Members receive a discounted rate on all classes, please purchase at Brooklyn Boulders Chicago.

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