Youth Escort Policy

Effective May 20, 2022, the Chicago Park District has enacted the following Youth Escort Policy for Maggie Daley Park. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (21 years and older) after 6pm, Thursday through Sunday — and may be asked to present a valid ID. The adult must be present for the duration of the visit and may escort up to four young people.

Climbing Wall Pricing

Climbing Wall Pricing

Climbing Wall Hours & Pricing

  • Open 7 days a week  May 24th -Labor Day
    • Sunday – Thursday – 11am-5pm
    • Friday – Sunday 11am-6pm

First Time Climbers – we strongly recommend starting with an Auto Belay

All first time climbers will be given a certification course before they climb. Climbers returning from last season will also have to complete a certification course or pass a belay check.

Price includes equipment: harness and shoes


Auto Belays – suggested for first time and beginner climbers                              

30 minutes

Top Rope Climbing

*45-60 minute certification course, unlimited climb time






*15 minute certification course, unlimited climb time

Climbing is a two person sport, so while we have instructors to offer certification and private lessons, we recommend coming with a friend for bouldering, top rope climbing, and lead rope climbing. For other tips and answers to frequently asked questions, view our Frequently Asked Questions.


Additional Climbing Options

Adaptive Climbing $9
Private Belayers $45/hour
Belay/Boulder Check $15
Certified Climber Daily Fee $15

Helmet, harness, shoes

Chalk bag




Groups over 10 people bouldering or top rope climbing, must have a reservation in advance. Please call 312.552.3000 ext. 111 or email for more information.


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