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The Proving Ground Bouldering Gym

1503 E College Ave., Normal, IL 61761

Rock Climbing

The Proving Ground is a locally owned and operated rock climbing gym, committed to growing and supporting the climbing community in Central Illinois.

If you’ve already experienced climbing, you will find inspiration on their walls. If you’re venturing into climbing for the first time, they're here to ease you in. 

Here's what's waiting for you at The Proving Ground: 6,500 sq. ft. of bouldering on amazing new walls built by Rockwerx, family-friendly area with autobelays and bouldering for beginners, and a training area with a Kilter Board, campus board, and free weights.

There is also a multipurpose room, fully stocked pro shop, and showers.

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