Lakeshore Academy

Hidden Peak Climbing Gym


937 W. Chestnut St. Chicago, IL 60642



Hidden Peak has rock climbing for people of all ages!

We offer recreational or advanced programs for kids and we have open climb for adults of all abilities. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just beginning, you’ve come to the right place!

Youth Rock Climbing

Hidden Peak has the most successful kid’s program in the Midwest! We have over 40 recreational students from ages 5 to 16 climbing with Hidden Peak’s exceptional staff every week, as well as the region’s premier Jr. Team and Competitive Team (ages 8 to 18). Fun, fitness, and confidence: it’s a great sport for kids! See the schedule below and call today to register! (We keep our class size very small, so spaces are limited.)

Hidden Peak Open Climb

Hidden Peak is primarily a bouldering gym. Bouldering is unroped climbing within a specified height limit and therefore requires no technical training or harness. It’s a great way to get the “feel” of the sport, and to develop excellent movement skills. Experienced climbers love to train this way because it’s social, develops excellent power, and emphasizes technique over distance. Don’t worry; we have a great soft landing to jump down to!

We pride ourselves on our friendly, communal atmosphere. Since bouldering is inherently a social form of climbing, whether you are a first timer, or throw down on V10, Hidden Peak is the best place in Chicago Land to meet other climbers and share a great training session. It’s nothing fancy – just good music, excellent boulder problems of all grades (changed frequently usually 100 to 150 problems up), and a great community.

Hidden Peak also has a few top-ropes that go the full 20 feet, and a basic rope skills / movement course for those wanting a more technical introduction to the sport (by appointment). This class is a great introduction to the skills and techniques necessary for climbing in a taller, rope-focused gym, or toward moving into the outdoors.

Open Climb Hours

Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 8:30pm

Saturday: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Climbers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for a Class


  • Annual pass – $425
  • Day pass – $15
  • Lunch pass – $7
  • Shoes – $5
  • Monthly pass – $55
  • 10, punch pass – $100


All climbers MUST provide proof of health insurance before being admitted to the climbing gym.