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Join us for over 20 yoga classes each week at each FA location.

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First Ascent Peoria is now open!

World class climbing, yoga, and fitness has arrived in Peoria's historic warehouse district.

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Five great locations. One membership. Let’s climb, Chicago!

First Ascent Climbing & Fitness is built by climbers, for climbers. We have five world-class climbing gyms: four in some of our favorite Chicago neighborhoods and one in Peoria. Our facilities feature world-class rock climbing terrain, a full schedule of yoga classes, and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. A membership to one facility gives you access to all. Join the FAmily now, and let’s climb!

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The Climbathon is on! Help us climb 500,000 ft as a community in supporting the ...

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The 2nd Annual Savannah Buik Memorial Climbathon starts Sunday 3/24! We’re setting a goal of ...

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Registration is now open for the Climbathon! Help us climb 500,000 feet March 24-30 to ...

From The Blog

How to Give Back to the Climbing Community March 14, 2019

How to Give Back to the Climbing Community

We talk about it all the time at First Ascent: at the heart of it all, [...]

Member Spotlight: Diane Wee March 4, 2019

Member Spotlight: Diane Wee

We're spotlighting FA member Diane Wee, who logged 279 visits to FA in 2018. That's incredible!! [...]



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