The Illinois Climbers Association is a charitable organization representing the climbers of Illinois. We are dedicated to preserving climbing and bouldering access in Illinois through education, conservation, and cooperation.


The Illinois Climbers Association is a 501(c)3 charitable organization created to:

(1) promote and support conservation and preservation of both rock climbing and bouldering areas, and their respective natural resources in Illinois

(2) encourage optimal recreational use of Illinois outdoor climbing resources through land stewardship education and by facilitating cooperation between climbers, private land owners, and public land managers

(3) encourage and promote the development of policies and practices that will preserve climbing and bouldering areas in Illinois