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

  • Belay Device
  • Carabiners
  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Cordelettes
  • Dynamic Climbing Rope - At least a 60m rope.
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Slings & Runners
  • Standard Climbing Rack - This generally includes an assortment of wired nuts, hexex, cams, etc.

1 session available

  • Saturday

    May 6, 2023
    7:00am–10:00am PDT

    from $69

    Limited spots left

    Steelworkers Park