The A is a project undertaken with some of the best and most dedicated climbers in the midwest to equip them with a home when they needed it the most. It is this initial objective that we keep at the forefront of everything we do.

What is “The A”?


The A is a “private facility”. What does that mean?

This means that we do not host regular open hours and do not provide the option to for non-members to climb unless they come in as the guest of a member.


Why a private facility?

The privacy of our facility allows our members to engage with climbing in an environment that has considerably less variables and distractions than a typical commercial climbing facility. Additionally, our members are able to develop a greater sense of ownership and community. We believe that these factors are hugely important to the outcome of taking on deeply ambitious personal goals.


The A tends to attract a specific mindset of climber, regardless of skill.

Do I have to be super-strong and ‘good at climbing’ to find a home at the A?


Head to our Membership page and send in an application. One of us will be in touch shortly to walk you through the on-boarding process.

How do I become a member?


I am curious about membership, but need to know more, how can I do this?

Use the form in our Contact page to ask your questions and we’ll reply as soon as possible. If you are interested in stopping by to check it out, include a few good times for you to do so and we’ll coordinate a walkthrough.