About First Ascent Block 37

First Ascent is coming to the Loop in March of 2018!

Introducing the next First Ascent location opening in the heart of the Loop: First Ascent Block 37!

First Ascent was founded by Chicago climbers, for Chicago climbers. We are on a mission to serve and grow our local climbing community with conveniently located gyms that feature world-class climbing terrain, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, high quality climbing, yoga, and fitness instruction, and fun events that bring the community together.

First Ascent Block 37, the fourth climbing gym in the First Ascent fleet, will open in March of 2018. As a local group of climbers, we are proud to open a location in the Loop of Chicago, the heart of the city we call home!

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First Ascent Block 37 will be located on the fourth floor of Block 37 located at 108 N. State Street in Chicago. The addition of our 18,000 square foot Block 37 facility brings:

  • 10,000 square feet of bouldering terrain up to 16 ft. tall with a huge variety of angles including slab, vert, overhangs, arches, and more built by Entreprises
  • Boulder problems for all ability levels, from new climbers to seasoned experts, as well as climbing classes to help you get started or reach the next climbing grade
  • Wrap around windows that flood the space with natural light
  • Dedicated yoga studio plus a flexible fitness room with a full schedule of yoga and fitness classes
  • Fitness area with state-of-the-art cardio equipment, free weights, and functional training equipment
  • Small group and personal training session led by expert certified trainers
  • Climbing training area with Moonboard, campus boards, and hang boards
  • Ample work space with power and free WiFi so you can “work from home” with us
  • Flexible event space for corporate outings and team building events
  • Locker rooms with showers and plenty of locker storage 
  • Pro shop to serve all of your climbing gear and FA schwag needs
  • Red and Blue Line CTA El stops in the building – no need to walk outside in the winter to access the gym
  • Great food and entertainment right in the building, including Latinicity Food Hall and the AMC Dine In Theater

We look forward to serving Chicago’s Loop community with this brand new facility!

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