Features & Amenities

  • 9,000 square feet of climbing terrain up to 15 ft tall surrounded by floor to ceiling windows
  • Over 150 unique boulders set for all ability levels from new climbers to seasons experts
  • Climbing classes and private instruction to help you get started or take your climbing skills to the next level
  • Climbing training equipment including Moonboard, campus boards, and hang boards
  • Dedicated yoga studio with over 20 classes running per week
  • 10 cardio machines, 6,000+ pounds of free weights, and functional training equipment
  • Pro shop with all the gear you need to climb plus FA schwag
  • 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 just south of Lawrence on Broadway. Street parking and surface lots are plentiful. You can easily get to us from Lake Shore Drive by taking the Lawrence exit, or by driving over on Lawrence or up/down on Broadway.

By Public Transit

We are steps from the Red Line – you can see our location from the Lawrence Red Line stop.

By Bike

Lawrence and Broadway both have protected bike lanes.


We use KAYA to provide a mobile guidebook for all FA locations where you can log your climbs, give setting feedback, share beta videos, and connect with other FA climbers. Click below to download the KAYA app and check out the latest set at FA Uptown.

Uptown on KAYA

Jesse Slobodin

Jesse Slobodin

Gym Manager, Uptown and Humboldt Park

Jesse started climbing in 1999 and quickly became obsessed because, in his own words, “I was pretty bad at every “regular” sport, and climbing clicked when I first tried it.” He loves climbing for the opportunity to challenge himself and get out of his comfort zone above a draw or at the top of a boulder. When he’s not at the gym, Jesse is often biking around the city, cooking, or spending time with his dog, Mabel, who he will gladly show you a picture of if asked.

Jeff McCallister

Jeff McCallister

Head Setter, Uptown

Jeff has been climbing for 10 years, and setting for 9. His favorite style to set is “enjoyable”… but he didn’t specify if that means for him or for the climbers…

Fun Fact: Jeff’s childhood team sport was World of Warcraft.

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