The Eight Towers Adventure is the largest aerial challenge course in the world and is the showpiece of The Forge: Lemont Quarries. At the center of the 10-acre adventure course are 5 stand-alone "Hex Towers", interconnected by 2 miles of ziplines, multiple rappelling stations, and 299 high ropes course elements spread across 15 aerial adventure trails. The Hex Towers are connected to the three tallest Ropes Course towers in the United States: East X Tower, West X Tower, and Skyscraper Tower! This experience is included in the Ultimate Adventure pass.

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Summit Experience

Push your personal limits and reach your challenge summit. Take on our ropes course with 2-miles of ziplines between towers, rappelling stations, and climbing elements with our Summit Ticket.


This ticket includes ziplines between towers, climbing, and challenge elements, with prices of $65 for Adults and $55 for Youth. It does not include the Soar Zipline.

*Gloves and Headcovering Required (not provided in ticket)

Summit + Soar Experience

Get the full Eight Towers Adventure experience! Summit AND soar through climbing towners, multiple rappelling stations, challenging climbing elements, ziplines between towers, AND our Soar Zipline across the Forge Quarry. This ticket is perfect for adventurers looking to change up their visit every time they come - no two adventures will be the same!


This ticket includes everything in both our Summit and Soar Tickets, with $80 for Adults and $70 for Youth.

*Gloves and Headcovering Required (not provided in ticket)

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Soar Experience

Glide across the Forge Quarry on 1 of 4 quarry ziplines, reaching speeds up to 30 mph. Climb up either our 90ft East-X Tower or our legendary Skyscraper Tower to reach your goal: the Forge Quarry zip!


Feel like you’re flying for only $39 with our Soar Ticket. This ticket includes 1 zip across the Forge Quarry. It does not include the Summit ziplines or climbing.

*Gloves and Headcovering Required (not provided in ticket)

Love to climb? Looking to skip the lines? Take our Eight Towers Adventure Fast-Track and Skills Check class and expedite your gear up and orientation so you can have maximum adventure time! Classes are 3-days long and upon passing, allow you to expedite your experience for 1 full year!

Want a full day of adventure? The Summit + Soar experience is included in the Ultimate Adventure pass! Up to 8 hours of fun, the Ultimate Adventure allows you to experience almost everything The Forge: Lemont Quarries has to offer. Tickets are $120/person. Book your Ultimate Adventure today!


Weight: Minimum weight of 70 lbs; Maximum weight of 250 lbs

Height: Minimum height of 52 inches; Maximum height of 6-feet, 6-inches

Age: Guests must be at least 10 years of age to participate on The Eight Towers Adventure. Guests ages 10-13 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Guests ages 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult who is presently on-site at the Eight Towers Adventure.

Head coverings, and full-finger gloves (with a reinforced palm to protect your hand against the cables and ropes) are requiredThese are NOT provided as a part of your reservation.

All Exhilarate Activities are fee-based and required signed Participation Waivers.

Please review full Participant Requirements before booking your adventure. Learn more about our Accessible Adventures prior to booking.

East X-Tower
West X-Tower
Skyscraper Tower

Our 90-foot tall East X Tower features dual-faced rock climbing walls, 16 ropes course elements spidering up the inside of the "X," a rappelling station at an elevation of 80 feet, and a 58-foot high zipline platform. The 2 East X Tower ziplines carry guests 900 feet over The Forge Quarry!

Our West X Tower features dual-faced rock climbing walls, 16 ropes course elements spidering up the inside of the "X," and a rappelling station at an elevation of 80 feet.

The iconic Skyscraper Tower reaches over 120-feet into the sky and offers the most stunning views of the Chicago cityscape and suburbs around! It features 56 ropes course elements (making it the second-largest stand-alone ropes course in Chicagoland), 3 rappelling platforms at 80, 90, and 105 feet high, and a zipline platform at 74 feet high.  The 2 ziplines coming off the Skyscraper Tower carry guests 1,100 feet over The Forge Quarry at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour! 

All activities proceed rain, snow, or shine unless otherwise stated by The Forge: Lemont Quarries staff. In the event of adverse weather, some or all activities may be unavailable. Guests with impacted reservations will be communicated with via email and announcements made on our website and social channels. Please check weather conditions prior to purchasing any activity pass.

All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.