Happening at ASCEND

Halloween Party + Headlamp Climbing

Get spooked with activities for all ages at our Halloween Parties w/ Cosmic Climbing at both locations on Friday 10/29, 5p-11p.

Schenley Oval Challenge

Take a lap around the iconic 992 meter oval during this exciting FREE event! Saturday, November 13 anytime from 8a-2p.

Climbing 101 + 201

Two 4-week programs to take you from intrigued to informed. 101 teaches the basics and 201 sharpens skills.

Become a Community Volunteer!

We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to contribute to our community engagement groups

Affinity Sessions

Join ASCEND as we celebrate our diverse communities! Rotating twice a month between our BIPOC and QFTW (Queer, Femme, Trans, Women) communities.

Climb Outside

The 2021 guiding schedule has something for everyone, beginners to advanced climbers. Register now!

A Great Way To Save!

Pricing is based on head-count, where one person will serve as the responsible billing party.

Boulder Basics

Brand new to bouldering? Still need some pointers? Go beyond our walkthrough with a guided bouldering session.
First Visit?

Looking for some guidance on how to get started? Don't worry - we've got you covered! Just follow these helpful links or head toward the Visiting ASCEND page for all the information you need.

Sign the Online Waiver
COVID 19 Precautions
Get Answers in the FAQs
Welcome to ASCEND Climbing!

ASCEND Climbing is the proud operator of two facilities, ASCEND Pittsburgh and ASCEND Youngstown!

ASCEND Pittsburgh is a bouldering-centric climbing facility featuring Walltopia climbing walls surrounded by Flashed flooring, all housed within an expansive second floor space with a panoramic view of the city from Pittsburgh's Southside. Beyond bouldering, ASCEND offers roped climbing on a 24-foot-tall wall featuring 20 climbing stations with a mix of auto-belays and top-ropes. Cross-training is also a big part of ASCEND, so be sure to explore climbing-specific training and fitness equipment or drop in on one of our yoga or fitness classes. In addition to climbing, fitness, and yoga, visitors can also enjoy use of child watch services, concessions, locker rooms with showers, and numerous spaces to relax, study, or work. To get a better understanding of the space, please take a 360 tour or visit our YouTube channel.

ASCEND Youngstown, formerly known as Transcend Bouldering Lounge until brought into the ASCEND Climbing family on November 5, 2019 features bouldering with limited fitness equipment. Soon, we'll be adding more equipment, and fitness and yoga classes, as well as adult and youth programming. Keep your eyes peeled for more!

- The ASCEND Team