If you are looking for an over the top family activity, Upper Limits Climbing Gym in Bloomington has exactly what you need. Located at 1304 W. Washington Street, just west of downtown, Upper Limits offers a 65 foot silo for your indoor rock climbing pleasure as well as a 110 foot outdoor climbing wall for the more seasoned athlete.
Regular hours of operation at Upper Limits are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
In addition to its open climb hours, you can register at Upper Limits for rock climbing classes and other specialized programs. The introductory classes include Rock Gym 101 and 102, which are two hour sessions aimed at beginning climbers. These classes cost $30 to $40. The registration fee includes rental gear, two hours of instruction, climbing for the rest of the day after the class, and coupons to use on your next visit.
A six week introduction to climbing, outdoor climbing and repelling courses are also available. Prices vary so check the web site for details.
Upper Limits’ facilities are available for birthday parties and group events. Summer camp programs are also offered. In addition, the facility occasionally hosts a Family Day of Fun which includes group climbing games, carnival games and prizes in connection with the Bloomington Public Library. Plus, every Friday night at Upper Limits is Youth Night which means climbers under 17 receive half off the regular price.
The cost for a daily pass is very reasonable at $15 per person. Children under 10 receive a $3 discount. If you are a frequent climber, monthly and yearly membership options are available.
Climbing a 65 foot silo isn’t for the faint of heart and not without danger. For your climb, Upper Limits will provide you with a harness, rope and other needed gear (additional charges may apply). However, you will be expected to sign a waiver before you climb and minors under 18 will need to bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
If you want a fun and exciting family friendly activity, head out to Upper Limits. When it comes to family fun, Upper Limits is at the top of the heap.
I’m not affiliated with Upper Limits and didn’t receive any incentives to write abou them. My son did attend a birthday party there. So while his admission was free from my perspective, another mom was footing the bill. My son says to say that he had a lot of fun. No one paid him to say that either.