First Time Visitors

Welcome to First Ascent Climbing & Fitness at Block 37!

We are Chicago’s locally grown, world-class, community-focused group of climbing gyms. Simply put: we love climbing – it’s a super fun way to stay active, challenge yourself, and meet new people. Our number one goal is to provide you with a fantastic climbing experience.

First Ascent Block 37 features 9,000 square feet of bouldering-only terrain. Whether you are new to bouldering or have been climbing for years, we will help you get acclimated to our Block 37 facility.  Click below based on your experience level to get started.