Chicagoland Adaptive Climbing - Illinois

01/10/2022 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM CT


First Ascent Avondale
3516 North Spaulding Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
United States of America


Chicagoland intro to Climbing is a partnership between Adaptive Adventures and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.  We provide opportunities for persons with physical disabilities and their loved ones to enjoy the sport and lifestyle of climbing. We provide instruction, adaptive gear, plenty of encouragement and a cool community of people to help reach new heights.    





Join Adaptive Adventures and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab for an awesome evening of adaptive rock climbing. We have trained volunteers who will help you climb any route. Climbing fosters an amazing sense of community, trust, courage, and accomplishment. It can be easily adapted to almost any ability level. Through climbing, you can break through barriers and summit to new heights. 

We are currently accepting 8 participants per session (6:00 - 7:15 or 7:15 - 8:30). We will open one spot per session for the arc harness. Volunteers must sign up for a specific role. Please do not sign up for a roll you do not feel comfortable in.  You MUST register to attend! If you show up without registering we will not be able to accommodate you. Participants must come at the session time they sign up for. If you come earlier or later than your allotted time, we may not be able to accommodate you. Please arrive on time. Volunteers will stay for both sessions. 



Participant: $10.00 for Civilian w/ Disability (Paid at the door).  Free for Veteran w/ Disability.  Price includes essential climbing equipment, instruction, and lots of fun!

Volunteers: Registered volunteers assisting with the program are free thanks to the generous support of First Ascent climbing gym.

Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors and donors, the partnership with SRALAB and First Ascent gym, we are able to keep these costs extremely low and provide scholarships for those in need.



Registration is required to ensure that we have enough volunteer support and the appropriate equipment for you to have a successful evening!  Registration will be done through the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in order to comply with new policies and procedures.  Beginning October 1st, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is mandating that all staff, volunteers, and participants be vaccinated in order to participate in any sport programs.  As the climbing program is a partnership between Adaptive Adventures & the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab this policy must be followed by all participants.  Please complete your vaccination verification here.  Volunteers can register here and participants can register here.



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