little girl climbing rock wall


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.

Nick Walker, Director of Sports & Recreation
Email: • Phone: 618-655-1460 x 2231

Climbing (Ages 5-12)

Climb Classes (Ages 5 - 12)

Come join our climbing classes geared toward both new and experienced climbers! Our YMCA staff-led climb classes are an excellent opportunity for those just beginning to get comfortable on the wall, as well as seasoned climbers looking to elevate their skills. In class, kiddos will cover climbing safety, skills, and tips to make them more comfortable and conquer any fears! If you have any questions, please contact Nick Walker, Director of Sports & Recreation • Phone: 618-655-1460 x 2231

Please follow the link below for more information and to get signed up for upcoming climb classes!

Age Breakdowns: Age 5 – 7, 8 – 10 & 11+

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Open Climb

Climb To New Heights

Open Climbing (Ages 5+)

You do not have to reserve your spot, but if you want to make sure the wall is open, call 655-1460.

See Climb Specialty Camps For Classes

Mission Members Free
Part Of The Cause/Basic Members $5
Non-Members $15

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 call (618) 655-1460 to set up a time a week in advance.

Members $20

Edwardsville YMCA