Does your child want to try rock climbing or need to move during virtual learning?
Sign them up for a Rock Block session!

If you’re looking to get your kids some exercise, help them learn some new skills, and get them away from a screen for a bit, Rock Block drop-in sessions will benefit everyone in your family!

Sign your child up for an hour block (or more) of Kids Rock Block, drop them off, and let one of our expert youth instructors guide them to new heights. You can hang out and cheer them on, or go grab lunch, come back, and get ready to hear your child’s exciting stories of adventure and success!

Our Rock Block sessions are available to children ages 7-13 years old. Because we are limited with how many people can be in the gym at a time, we have limited space in each class.



Saturdays: 1:00-2:00 pm, 2:00-3:00 pm


$30 per class, $100 for a 4 pack

Rental harness and shoes included


Health & Cleanliness Standards: All participants are required to follow our health and cleanliness standards, including wearing a mask at all times while at First Ascent, practicing social distancing, and washing or sanitizing hands regularly. Our instructors will take care to socially distance all participants and reinforce the standards throughout the Rock Block session.

Refunds: Due to space and scheduling limitations, there are no refunds for Rock Block Drop-In classes.

Pre-booking: All pre-booked Rock Block sessions must be paid in full to reserve your spot.


New to First Ascent?

Click the toggle below for a step-by-step guide to creating an account and booking your class. 

Welcome! Here's how to book your class:



Keeping our community healthy and climbing strong is our top priority. Please review our Health & Wellness Standards prior to your visit so you know what to expect – you are required to abide by these standards at all times while at the facility. We’ll run you through our new standards again when you first visit.

Most importantly, wear a face covering at all times, wash or sanitize your hands frequently, and practice physical distancing while at First Ascent.



Click below to sign a waiver for yourself and your child to create an account in our system. 

Already signed the waiver? Move on to Step 3!



Follow the instructions below to book your class!

Book your Rock Block in advance by calling 773-564-9815.

One of our friendly front desk staff will sign your child up and take payment information over the phone. Walk ins are welcome, but kids are taken on a first come, first served basis and space is not guaranteed unless you sign up in advance.

Please book 24 hours in advance to guarantee your spot. Make sure to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled class time to check in. Late arrival may result in the need to reschedule your class. Cancellations within 24 hours are not eligible for refund, only rescheduling.

We recommend wearing comfortable, stretchy athletic clothing, with shorts or pants that cover your knees. Bring a pair of socks along to wear with your rental shoes too.

We look forward to climbing with your child!

Questions? Email us at We’re happy to help!