Location & Hours

Check below for our hours and help finding First Ascent Avondale.

Please note: visits to FA Avondale are currently by reservation only.

Click below to view available reservations and other health and safety protocols we have in place to keep our community healthy and climbing strong.

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Regular Hours

Monday-Friday: 6:00 am – 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm 

Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Special Hours

We are open the following special hours for holidays:

Memorial Day: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

July 4th: CLOSED

Labor Day: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED

Day After Thanksgiving: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (weekend hours)

December 24th: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

December 25th: CLOSED

December 31st: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

January 1st: CLOSED

We may adjust our hours on rare occasion for special events and competitions, but otherwise we’re open for our Regular Hours!

Check our Facebook page for any announcements about upcoming events.

Getting There

By Car.

Parking is free and plentiful. We are located right off the 90/94 Kennedy Expressway. Take the Kimball Ave exit (45B) from either Westbound or Eastbound traffic. Head north on Kimball, then take a right on W. Addison and a right on N. Spaulding. Head down Spaulding toward the dead end – you won’t be able to miss us from there.
We’re also easily accessible from Elston, Addison, and Kedzie if you’re coming from one of the surrounding neighborhoods.

By Public Transit.

We are a short walk from the Addison Blue Line stop. When you get off, walk east on Addison for .5 miles, then turn right and head down N. Spaulding.

By Bike.

Elston, Kedzie, and Kimball all have established bike lanes, and we have plenty of protected bike parking for you when you arrive.