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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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Can you take a moment to help us honor Ian Vallejo along with Make-A-Wish Illinois? ...

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From The Blog

Share Your Climbing Photos for Make-A-Wish May 14, 2019

Share Your Climbing Photos for Make-A-Wish

There’s something about the sport of climbing that allows us to show what we’re really made [...]

Trip Report: Pete's Lead, Jackson Falls May 10, 2019

Trip Report: Pete's Lead, Jackson Falls

In this month's trip report, Sydney Bock, FA Youth Climbing Team member, tells us about a [...]



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