Experiencing ASCEND with a group of friends or family is one of the best ways to introduce yourself to the wonderful activity of climbing! Parties and groups at ASCEND come in all shapes and sizes, so no matter what you have in mind, we can likely make it happen.
All parties and groups include:
all rental equipment
ample space to host your group's decorations, belongings, food, beverage (no alcohol), limited refrigerator and freezer space
two hours of professional instruction, education, safety, and of course... good times!
Standard maximum number of active participants (does not include spectators, like guardians or chaperones):
Pittsburgh = 15
Youngstown = 10
We try to book parties and groups 4 weeks or more in advance.
Standard availability varies between facilities.
Pricing varies depending on the facility and the group size, and comes in blocks of:
Additional climbing participants above your pricing block will be $50 per person. Bringing more than a couple extra people on the day of your event is strongly discouraged, because your event will be short-staffed, which may result in certain activities being modified.
Full payment must be made to confirm your booking.
There are no age restrictions to climb at ASCEND, however children 13 and under must be directly supervised by attentive chaperones at a 1:3 ratio. But if you book a group with us, we've got the supervision covered! If you are bringing a group of 5 or more kids, you must make a reservation, as ASCEND Coaches need to be present in many instances. Please call or email ahead to inquire!
Discounts may be extended to non-profit or groups with limited funding, depending on time, number of participants, and other special circumstances.
If you ultimately decide not to book a formal event, but still plan on visiting with a group of five or more people, regardless of age, we greatly appreciate a heads up so we may be prepared for your arrival. In addition to having everyone create an account and complete a waiver, please also send us a message. THANK YOU!