Learn to Climb - Steelworkers Park

  • Participants

    Age 16 and up

  • Fitness level: 2

    Easy Active

Join REI at the historic Steelworkers Park to learn from our climbing guides about the effort to re-purpose this old slag site into an outdoor recreation opportunity for Chicago's southeast side! Edged by remnant elements of the steel industry, you will have the opportunity to rock climb on most notably a series of enormous concrete ore walls. We'll focus on building the skills you need to continue your climbing journey, including proper belay techniques to keep your fellow climbers protected while they're off the ground. We'll cover necessary knots and give you a chance to practice basic climbing techniques with personalized instruction along the way.

Gear provided by REI

  • Carabiners
  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Group First Aid Kit - Our guides carry a comprehensive first aid kit, but you are welcome to bring any personal first aid-items that you prefer.
  • Belay Device

3 sessions available