Fitness Formula Old Town

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This climbing wall is becoming one of the most popular in Chicago with six-week climbing classes to introduce people to the sport

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Jeff Banowetz


0.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

1.4 miles


2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

2 hours



All Seasons

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits


Day pass required



At the Fitness Formula Club’s Old Town location, climbers can learn to climb in a unique way—with six week, small-group format classes that offer a “ground to summit” philosophy that will help get you started on the right foot.

What Makes It Great

The climbing facility—dubbed THELEDGE—is open to both members and nonmembers of the club. Both rock climbing and bouldering classes are also available at various skill levels. The club's classes teach “clean holds, tested moves, fresh route setting ideas and a strict awareness of the requirements of all climbers regardless of their height.”

The club is also the only place that you’ll find an indoor slacklining program in the city.

Who is Going to Love It

Rock climbers and boulderers of all levels.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

The gym is located at 1235 N. LaSalle St. 

Staffed climbing wall hours are Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday an Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s programs are also available, and group trips are organized to Devil’s Lake in Wisconsin. 

For more info on the club’s programs, click here.

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Fitness Formula Old Town

1235 N. LaSalle
Chicago, IL, 60610
41.904856, -87.63257

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