Summer Party & Team Challenge


Saturday, July 7th from 10a-8p

Get ready for the event of the summer! Each year, we plan to throw an awesome community party with new and exciting activities. All we ask is that you clear your calendar and get ready for some fun! You do not need to register to attend the event, unless you are competing in the Team Challenge. 



$10 Day Passes all day long - July 7th only$11 July EFT Membership - get access on July 7th and for the rest of the month! This special only applies to an auto-renewing membership, in which case you are committing to membership through at least the end of August. For more information on memberships at ASCEND, please go HERE. You must be present on July 7th to be eligible.

TEAM CHALLENGEStart assembling your team of 4 or 5 people and block off 12p-4p for the best time you’ve had in years. This challenge is designed with a level playing field in mind, so don’t count yourself out if you don’t boulder V-Hard. Every team will have a shot at winning, but more importantly, every team will have fun!16 teams of 4 or 5 people will compete in a series of individual and group games including, but not limited to: auto-belay speed climbing, climbing-related relays and puzzles, and a brand-new creation we're calling "Twister Add-on!" Teams will compete to win each game as well as do their best to be the overall winning team. Prizes will be awarded! The cost is $50 per team, which also includes entry to the facility if you're not a member. All team members must be present from 12p-4p to participate. Teams of 5 will be able to sub people in and out to allow for some strategic rest. This event is limited to a maximum of 16 teams, so don't delay in registering!


ACTIVITIESThe outdoor vendor market (rain location is inside) will be open from 10a - 4p and will include climbing brands, local eateries, lifestyle goods, and more! There will also be coffee, food trucks, beer and homemade kettlecorn served throughout most the day. In addition to everything else, we'll set up some yard games and other simple and fun all-ages activities, so stop on by and take it all in.We're also raising money to help support the South Side Mural Project, enriching the South Side with public art that expresses artistic visions of past, present, and future. The side of ASCEND's building near the parking lot will be home to the latest installment and is scheduled to be in-progress during this event. Proceeds from kettlecorn and from our Lost and Found Sale will go to benefit this cause. In addition, ASCEND will match 100% up to $1,000 of the total funds raised!

Lastly, there will be a FREE film screening of Endless Abilities at 6p. A portion of candy and popcorn sales will go to benefit CLASS. Go HERE to learn more about the film.

If you'd prefer to ignore all of the extracurriculars and stick to your routine, do not worry - there will be open bouldering, top-roping, and regularly scheduled yoga classes throughout the day.