The BLOC is a 20,000 square foot bouldering and fitness facility in northeast Tucson.
The facility includes 7,000 square feet of state-of-the-art bouldering walls, a separate area with a dozen auto-belays, an adjustable Moon Board, a wide range of PreCOR cardio and weight equipment, and yoga classes.
If you are a beginner, the BLOC offers hands-on instruction. Each climb has a difficulty rating so you can choose what to climb with ease.
All equipment is provided at the gym, including a climbing harness, rock shoes, and helmet. Climbers are able to challenge themselves in balance, flexibility, and strength.
Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.
The BLOC is located at 8975 E Tanque Verde, Suite 155, Tucson – in the same parking lot as the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library.
Check The BLOC website for a current schedule.
The first visit is $30, which includes an all-day admission, gear rental, and the mandatory safety orientation. Day Pass appointments are highly recommended and can be made through the website. More frequent visitors can purchase a membership or a punchcard.
Free and plentiful parking is available at the BLOC.
Wear comfortable workout clothing, including pants or shorts that will fit comfortably under a harness. Bring socks for rock-climbing shoes.
Water and snacks. There is a water fountain available.
No. Only water bottles with secure, sealed lids are allowed on the mats/padded flooring.
No, but there are energy bars for sale and a water fountain with a bottle filling station.
All of the below restaurants are located within 3 miles of the BLOC!
While the BLOC welcomes climbers of all ages and abilities, children who are ages 5 and up tend to enjoy themselves the most.
Children under 12 need to be directly supervised by an adult at all times.
The BLOC no longer offers birthday parties or group events (with the exception of lock-ins).
To inquire about pricing for hosting a lock-in, please contact [email protected].
Have fun and be prepared for sore muscles! Rock-climbing is a full-body workout.
*If you live on the west or central part of Tucson, consider climbing at Rocks & Ropes, the BLOC's sister location in Downtown Tucson.