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Our Bloomington gym offers something for everyone!
From our 65′ silos, main climbing area of overhanging terrain, outdoor boulder, 110′ outdoor wall, and six autobelays. We offer a large selection of classes and can accommodate any skill level. Whether you’re a complete beginner, experienced, or looking for a group activity, Upper Limits has got you covered.
Rock Gym 101
This is great option to learn the basics, have a great experience, and/or do a fun activity with your date! After taking this two-hour class, participants will gain the proper knowledge and technique to top rope climb indoors. Safety procedures, proper belay technique, knot tying, and equipment usage are some of the fundamental rock climbing topics. Class sizes are limited to ensure each participant receives the most from their instructor. For groups larger than 8, see our Group Rock Gym 101 option.
- Includes rental gear (harness, shoes, and chalk or a belay device), two hours of instruction, climbing for the remainder of the day, and coupons to use on your next visit.
- To learn the belaying portion of the course, participants must be 11 years or older (11-13 require adult chaperone). For reservations with participants under age 11, see ‘Family Class’
- Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
- Cost: $35
- Reservations and deposit are required.
Intro to Rock Climbing: 6 Week Course
Introduction to Rock Climbing combines our Rock Gym 101 & Rock Gym 102 courses plus additional training and technique. This six-week course teaches the basic skills, techniques, and history of the climbing sport. This is an ideal course for those interested beginning the sport or those looking enhance their climbing knowledge.
- Includes instruction, rental gear and unlimited climbing outside of scheduled instruction times for duration of class.
- Classes are two hours in length and held once a week for six weeks.
- Participants must be 14 years or older. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
- Cost: $150
Youth Climbing Team: Team ULI
Whether your child needs an active social environment or challenging competitive opportunities, our youth Team ULI offers a unique chance for your child to grow and excel in a holistic manner amidst a culture saturated in soccer, baseball, and other mainstream sports opportunities. Try it out and have fun with our Recreational Team or go for our Competition Team if competition is a priority. Either way, your child will receive weekly attention from our experienced coaching staff, opportunities to participate in regional and national competitions, the chance to be a part of the coolest youth community in Central Illinois, and so much more!
What People Are Saying…
“I had a birthday party there for my 9 year old son. Parents are still coming up to me days later, telling me how much fun their son had at the party. I heard one boy tell my son that it was the “best birthday party ever”. I was surprised at how much fun they really had. I would highly recommend it.Catherine P
Our family of 5 all enjoyed it, from the oldest(45) to the youngest (5yrs)Joy H
It was my first time at Upper Limits and it was great, the service is terrific, everyone was very friendly. I’m definitely coming backJoe A.
I felt very safe there because of the very good/careful instructions given to our small class, enabling individual attention to each student. There was also a watchful staff presence in the climbing area. All in all, lots of fun!Jason S
My family and I had a great time! My 11 yr old girl and my 7 yr old boy both had a blast! There was plenty of climbs to do for all abilities. It was a great confidence booster for my son. He was very reluctant to try anything, at first. But after watching his sister and the rest of the kids and climbers for awhile, he was coaxed into putting on the “belts” and he was hooked. He absolutely loved it! And he was able to try and succeed at the easier climbs, which as a parent, I was glad to see that he was willing to try! We will definitely be back again, as soon as we have another school break.Susan H.