Old Town Fitplex is Chicago's busiest and most popular climbing gym by far and well-worth checking out! Climbers pack the wall solidly everyday and find great--and fresh--rope routes and bouldering problems! Novice climbers throng to the gym to take 6-week Beginner classes and to meet other novices. 6-12 week Intermediate classes are, in a word, inspired! The staff and the climbers are open and friendly and encouraging. Partnering is super easy! Experienced climbers find all they can handle and more! Nowhere will you find more out-of-the-box routesetting!! Long before you get bored they change everything. Rope routes change within 3 months; bouldering problems last about 6 weeks or so before they disappear--and new ones appear. Overnight trips to Devil's Lake are loosely organized by regulars and by the staff. And for Chicago the price is unbeatable!
Anyone interested in signing up for the next round of Beginner or Intermediate classes should go to chicagosportandsocialclub.com.