Where Climbing and Community Meet
Where Climbing & Community Meet
Where Climbing and Community Meet
Where Climbing and Community Meet

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Indoor climbing facility dedicated to bouldering

The Proving Ground is a locally owned and operated rock climbing gym, committed to growing and supporting the climbing community in Central Illinois. We believe climbing makes the world a better place, and we're ready to prove it to you.

6,500 square ft

of bouldering on amazing walls built by Rockwerx

Family Friendly

area with autobelays and bouldering for beginners

Lounge Areas

multipurpose room, fully stocked pro shop, and showers

Training Area

with a Kilter Board, campus board, and free weights

Trial Membership

$45 / first month for first time members. Unlimited climbing and free shoe rentals!

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Day Passes

Day passes are great for the first time or occasional visitor.

Day Passes allow you access to the gym for the entire day. You can leave for lunch and come back later for a second round!

First time visitors will receive a safety orientation and FREE shoe rentals.

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