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We build teamwork and trust when you climb together at the Edwardsville YMCA! Plus climbing is a great way to work out your body and mind.

Climbing (Ages 3-10)

Classes are now a 1:5 Ratio! The smaller class size allows for more climb instruction and time on the wall.

Small Group (ages 3 - 5) *NEW*

Is your little one interested in the wall? Do you have friends that want to have a playdate? This option is for you. With recent restrictions due to Covid-19, we know you may be uncomfortable having your child with other children you may not know. Gather some friends and set up a rock wall play date. Cost allows up to 4 students and can be a structured class or just playtime to explore. Reserve a 1 hour session by calling 655-1460.

Members $35

beginner climb (ages 5 - 12)

Learn the basics to ensure that climbers have a strong foundation to become better climbers. They will be taught climbing safety, about the gear, and some basic climbing skills. We can’t wait to see you at the wall.

Full Privilege Members $48 • Basic Members $57 • Non-Members $72

Ages 5 – 8:
Mon 6:30 – 7:20pm • Meyer
Wed 5:15 – 6:05pm • Meyer

Ages 9 – 12
Mon 5:15 – 6:05pm • Meyer
Wed 6:30 – 7:20pm • Meyer

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intermediate climb (ages 6 - 10)

Coming Soon!

Open Climb

Climb To New Heights

Tot Climb (Ages 3 - 5)

Open Drop-in Program! Introducing tots to the rock wall through bouldering and free play. Please note: Tots do not use the ropes or harnesses. This is not a structured class, but an alternative space from the child watch room.


Full Privilege Members FREE • Basic Members $1/hour • Non-Members $4/hour

Open Climbing (Ages 5+)

Must reserve your spot by calling 655-1460. Reservations can be made starting the Monday prior (For example for 2/5 you can call starting on 2/1.)

Friday • 3:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday • 9:30 – 11:30am
Sunday • 1:00 – 3:00pm

Full Privilege Members Free
Basic Members $3
Non-Members $6

Belay & Private Climb

Belay Class (By Appointment - Ages 16+)

Looking to belay? We offer a 1-hour class that teaches you top rope safety, bouldering safety, and how to belay. If you successfully pass you will be able to belay your friends during open climb. If you do not pass, you can retake the class (You Must Bring Your Own Person To Belay).

Please contact director Colton Beehn at (618) 655-1460 to set up a time a week in advance.

Members $20

Parents Get Belay Certified For Free!

If your child is enrolled in a climbing class, parents can get belay certified during that session for free. When a parent is belay certified it allows your family to come to open climb at half the price!

Please contact director Colton Beehn at (618) 655-1460 to set up a time a week in advance.

Private Climbing Lessons

Available for children, adults, and families.

One Person (1-hour lesson)
Members $30
Each Additional Person: $5

Lessons may be scheduled during open climb times, after open climb, or during the day. Advanced reservation needed, & at least 2-hour notice of cancellation or you will still be responsible for payment.

To book a private lesson or learn more please call (618) 655-1460.

Edwardsville YMCA