New Climbing Class Offerings at THELEDGE! Plus Valentine’s Day/Week Specials

Climbing Classes

THELEDGE 6-Week  February/March Classes

Enrollment for THELEDGE 6-Week Adult Classes is now open at club level. The 6-week session begins February 22. Members and non-members alike can enroll in any of the two-lessons-a-week classes at the Old Town FFC front desk or by calling the gym at 312-640-1235. Level 1 (beginner) classes will meet on Tuesday/Thursday and on Wednesday/Saturday. In addition Level 2, 3, 4 and 5 classes are posted at the Old Town climbing page. For experienced climbers who have not taken classes at THELEDGE, a free assessment can be had by visiting the gym during staffed climbing wall hours. Enrollment for the 6-week program is $125 for members, $175 for non-members. Enrollment must be done by Feb. 21 or there is a $25 late fee.

Kids Climbing Camps  

Kids Climbing Camps are a year-round feature of Old Town’s THELEDGE climbing school for kids ages 5 to 13. Classes run most weekday afternoons (after school) and weekend mornings. Instructors lead kids through bouldering, rope climbing and slacklining challenges during these 90-minute sessions. Enrollment options are once-a-week for 10 weeks ($150), twice-a-week for 10 weeks ($200), or once-every-other-week for 20 weeks ($200). Trial Visits ($35), offered as a way to be sure your child likes it before committing to an enrollment, can be applied toward immediate enrollment the program.   Weekday classes meet Mondays through Fridays 4 – 5:30 PM, Saturdays 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM and Sundays 9 -10:30 AM.  There are no “set” session start dates; enrollment is always “open” and may begin whenever it is convenient to you.  However, some classes may not be open for enrollment; so please call ahead to sign your children up in advance or email the climbing wall manager to reserve a spot. Phone 312-640-1235. Email

Valentine’s Day/Week 2-for-1 Lessons

Got love? During the week beginning on Valentine’s Day (Sunday 2/14 through Saturday 2/20) THELEDGE climbing instructors will be offering 2-for-1 climbing lessons. Bring a date and take the $40/each Certification Lesson for $40 for both of you (this includes a free second visit!) More advanced Private Lessons also qualify for the 2-for-1 offer. All lessons are 90 minutes long. No appointment is necessary. Lessons are available weekdays from 5:30 – 7 PM and weekends from 1 – 5 PM.  Lessons at other times can be scheduled by appointment by emailing the climbing wall manager at