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the BLOC - Attraction Guide

the BLOC climbing and fitness Tucson

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Where is the BLOC located?

The BLOC is located at 8975 E Tanque Verde, Suite 155, Tucson –  in the same parking lot as the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. 

What are the hours?

  • Monday-Friday Members ONLY 7:00am-12:00pm
  • Monday-Friday 12:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-7:00pm

When are pilates/yoga classes offered?

Check The BLOC website for a current schedule.

Why would I visit the BLOC?

  • To learn how to rock climb
  • To experience a new sport
  • To workout in the gym
  • To take a yoga class
  • To escape the summer sun and have fun indoors

 How much does it cost?

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.

What is the parking situation?

Free and plentiful parking is available at the BLOC.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable workout clothing, including pants or shorts that will fit comfortably under a harness. Bring socks for rock-climbing shoes.

What should I bring with me?

Water and snacks. There is a water fountain available.

Are restrooms available?

Yes.

DINING

Is outside food allowed? Are picnic tables available?

No. Only water bottles with secure, sealed lids are allowed on the mats/padded flooring.

Does the BLOC have a restaurant or snack bar?

No, but there are energy bars for sale and a water fountain with a bottle filling station.

What restaurants are located NEAR the BLOC?

All of the below restaurants are located within 3 miles of the BLOC!

  • Bear Canyon Pizza (in the same parking lot) - pizza, calzones, pasta, craft beer, wine
  • Le Buzz Caffe, E. Tanque Verde Rd. (0.2 miles away) - european style espresso bar, pastries, breakfast, lunch
  • Zona 78, 7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd (2.3 miles away) – artisan pizza, italian dishes, wine, beer, happy hour
  • Bruegger's Bagels, 7127 E. Tanque Verde Rd. (2.5 miles away) - new york sale bagels, coffee, bagel sandwiches, soup
  • Poco & Mom's Cantina, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd. (2.7 miles away) - New Mexico style cuisine, made from scratch, breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Eclectic Cafe, E. Tanque Verde Rd. (2.9 miles away) - breakfast, lunch, dinner, Mexican, gluten-sensitive menu
  • Renee's, 7065 E. Tanque Verde Rd. (2.9 miles away) - pizza, salad, cocktails, wine, beer, lunch specials, happy hour
  • Bistro 44, 6761 E. Tanque Verde Rd. #2 (3.0 miles away) - lunch, dinner, early bird specials, kids menu

BABIES & KIDS

What ages would be best suited for a visit to 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.

EVENTS

Can I have my child’s birthday at the BLOC?

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]

MISCELLANY

Is the BLOC active on social media? 

Yes! You can follow the BLOC on Facebook and Instagram.

What else do I need to know before I go to the BLOC?

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.

  • LOCATION: 8975 E Tanque Verde, Suite 155, Tucson
  • PHONE: 520-209-BLOC (2562)
  • HOURS: See Above
  • COST: See Above
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