Cities/Chicago/Humboldt Park

Features & Amenities

  • 11,000 square feet of bouldering terrain up to 15 ft tall
  • Over 200 unique boulders set for all ability levels from new climbers to seasoned experts
  • Climbing classes to help you get started or take your climbing skills to the next level
  • Climbing training area with Moonboard, campus boards, hang boards, and scatter wall
  • 2 dedicated yoga studios with over 20 classes running per week
  • 10 cardio machines, 3,000+ pounds of free weights, and functional training equipment
  • Locker rooms with showers and keypad lockers available for day use
  • Workspace with free WiFi

Regular Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 6:00 am – 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 occasions for special events and competitions, but otherwise, we’re open for our Regular Hours!

Check our Facebook page for any announcements about upcoming events.


By Car

We are located at the corner of Sacramento Blvd and Grand Ave. Street parking is available on Grand and Chicago Ave as well as on Sacramento – just be sure to mind any permit parking in the neighborhoods to the north.

By Public Transit

Buses run on Grand Ave and Chicago Ave for east/west service and California Ave for north/south service.

By Bike

Grand Ave is bicycle friendly, and Sacramento Blvd features low traffic side streets perfect for biking down from Humboldt Park to the north.



Yo Chi “Cheech” Lin

Yo Chi “Cheech” Lin

Senior Head Routesetter

Cheech has been climbing for 20 years, and setting for 17. Cheech sets at all the Chicago gyms, and he used to be an “itsy crimp on overhang” afficionado, but lately has been sharing his love between styles. His favorite place to climb is Squamish, B.C because “it is a magical temperate rainforest”.

Fun Fact: Cheech is a proud Cat Dad.

Dan Emrie

Dan Emrie

Routesetting Supervisor, Humboldt Park

Dan has been climbing for 11 years, and setting for about 8. You’ll find his routes and boulders scattered across all the Chicago gyms. He is notorious for his love of slippery slopers and has guidebook-esque knowledge of the Holy Boulders, and his favorite place to climb is Jackson Falls.

Fun Fact: Dan runs. A lot.

Alex Nero

Alex Nero

Setting Supervisor & Youth Team Coach

Nero has been climbing for 19 years and setting for 14. He sets at Humboldt Park and Avondale and he loves setting flowy climbs with fun movement, but doesn’t play favorites when it comes to grade or terrain.

Fun Facts: Nero has two songs on spotify and floats between a 15 and 20 handicap in golf.

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