Top Spots for Rock Climbing Bloomington, IL

Woman Climbing rocks

If you’re looking for an exciting new activity and want to find Bloomington, IL-area rock climbing locations, we have you covered! Whether you’re looking to finally conquer your fear of heights, a new family outing, a first-time experience, or a regular workout, these suggestions from Leman's Chevrolet City will have Normal residents bouldering in no time.

Upper Limits Bloomington

Visit Upper Limits Bloomington for a premier rock climbing Bloomington, IL gym and pro shop. The site boasts 65-foot silos, a 110-foot outdoor wall, and options for bouldering, auto belays, top-roping, lead-climbing, rock climbing, group classes, and more. Programs such as a youth climbing team, climbing camps, and team-building provide even more opportunity to explore the sport. Prices vary depending on your needs.

  • Day Pass: Access the gym for the day for $18 for adults or $15 for children.
  • Family Day Pass: A maximum of four members of the same household can enjoy Upper Limits for the day, complete with harness rentals, for $55. Upgrade to the Deluxe Family Day Pass for $75 to receive shoes and a chalk bag/belay device for each person.
  • 10 Visit Pass: Pay $140 for 10 visits, which expire after one year.
  • Individual Membership: Pay $55 per month or $450 per year for an individual membership.
  • Family Membership: Up to four family members can take advantage of Upper Limits regularly for $85 per month or $850 per year.
Woman on Rock Climbing Wall

Winter Hours (October through April)

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer Hours (May through September)

  • Monday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information, you can contact Upper Limits at 309-829-8255.

The Proving Ground

The Proving Ground was the first dedicated rock climbing Bloomington, IL spot, and its mission has always been to promote the profound and positive impact climbing can have on people of all ages. The gym features 6,500 square feet of bouldering that’s perfect for a wide range of abilities and interest levels. For example, there’s a family-friendly area with auto belays and bouldering for beginners, while another training area is suitable for more seasoned climbers.

There are a variety of pricing options for Decatur residents, depending on how frequently you plan to climb at The Proving Ground.

  • Day Pass: For $18 (or $14 for children 10 and under), you will receive a day pass that promises access to the gym for the entire day.
  • Family Day Pass: Four members of the same household can enjoy The Proving Ground for the day for $60.
  • 10 Visit Punch Pass: Pay $150 to receive 10 full days of climbing that never expire.
  • Individual Membership: If you intend to climb three or more times each month, a membership may be your best bet for $60 each month or $600 annually.
  • Family Membership: Two or more family members can enjoy unlimited climbing for $90 each month or $900 annually.

The Proving Ground Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information, you can contact The Proving Ground at 309-808-0309.

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