EP is psyched to share another bouldering gym opening on March 3 in downtown Chicago, First Ascent Block 37! We are proud of the top quality of this facility, from design through the finishes, we are sure everyone will enjoy this new facility for years.
Below is the info released by First Ascent Block 37 – visit their event page
FREE for members. Non-members can purchase a $9 Day Pass (half off the regular price) and receive rental gear FREE.
LET’S CLIMB! | 10 AM – 1 PM
Join us for the first opening climbing session at FA Block 37! If you’re new to climbing, this is the perfect time to visit. We’ll have FREE Learning To Boulder classes running every 30 minutes, as well as FREE 30-minute sample yoga classes for you to try out the great variety of yoga we offer. And you’ll have a chance to win climbing classes at First Ascent! Snacks and coffee will be on hand to fuel your climbing session.
SESSION WITH THE SETTERS | 1 PM – 3 PM
Join the FA setting crew for a climbing session! Meet the team that brings you new boulder problems, help them set a community boulder, and provide feedback on the boulders you’ve climbed.
COMMUNITY COMP | 4 PM – 7 PM
Join us for a v-point endurance comp! The top male and female competitors will score a custom ORGANIC Climbing boulder pad, and anyone who enters the comp will be entered into a raffle for a ton of great prizes from Block 37 shops and our favorite outdoor outfitters.
BIG SHOULDER BOULDERS | 7 PM – 8 PM
We invite all climbers to try three challenging boulders to benefit local Chicago charities! For every boulder sent, we will donate $50 to a local charity of the climber’s choice. If you send all three boulders, we’ll up the donation to $250. Come support the city we love through sending!
BLOCK PARTY | 8 PM – 10 PM
Join us after hours for food from Dia De Los Tamales, beer from Alarmist Brewing & Taproom, and tunes to dance to spun by our in house DJ. Come party with us!