Location & Hours

Check out our hours of operation and help finding us below.

Please note: visits to FA Block 37 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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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

We are located in Block 37 on the 4th floor. Enter any of the Block 37 entrances and take the elevator to the 4th floor, then exit right to find First Ascent Block 37.

AFTER HOURS: Block 37 is open 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday-Saturday and 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday. Outside of those hours, you can access First Ascent by entering either the CTA Red Line Lake station entrance or the CTA Blue Line Washington station entrance, then entering Block 37 via the pedway and using the elevator to get to the 4th floor.

Having trouble getting in? Call Block 37 security at 312-261-4730.

Blue/Red Line Trains: Take the Blue Line to Washington or the Red Line to Lake and follow signs to the CTA Pedway that connects the Blue and Red Lines. You can enter Block 37 via the Pedway – without having to exit the building! 

Bus: Take the 56 Bus from the west and exit at Washington & State. Take the 29 Bus from the north or south and exit at State & Randolph.

Bike: Washington and Dearborn streets feature protected bike lanes. Bike racks can be found on the south (Washington) and east (State) sides of the Block 37 building.

Car: Paid parking is available on the lower level of the building. Access the lot via Dearborn Street, between Washington and Randolph. Please check the Block 37 website for current parking rates.