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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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From The Blog

Emily Harrington Interview: Global Climbing Day 2019 August 20, 2019

Emily Harrington Interview: Global Climbing Day 2019

In this pursuit [of climbing], we found a community — strengthened by different stories, experiences and [...]

Journey to Multi-Pitch: Part 1 August 17, 2019

Journey to Multi-Pitch: Part 1

Twelve years ago I was introduced to rock climbing by a friend from work. It became [...]

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