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First Ascent Climbing & Fitness is built by Chicago climbers, for Chicago climbers. We have four convenient rock climbing gyms in the Loop, Avondale, Humboldt Park, and Uptown neighborhoods of Chicago. Our facilities feature world-class rock climbing terrain, a full schedule of yoga classes, and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Join the FAmily now, and let’s climb!

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As part of the #Sendsgiving Challenge, we're hosting the Paradox Mile to support Paradox Sports, an organization that empowers adaptive climbers in their pursuit of outdoor climbing. In our latest blog post, ...

#Sendsgiving Challenge reminder: Drop a can off at any FA location to check off #3 and bring a dish to FA Avondale TOMORROW for our 6:30 PM Friendsgiving crowd-sourced smorgasboard to check off #7! All non-perishable food donations will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and all dishes brought to Friendsgiving will be rapidly consumed by ravenous climbers. More #Sendsgiving info on our website - link in bio.
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As part of the #Sendsgiving Challenge, we're hosting the Paradox Mile to support Paradox Sports, an organization that empowers adaptive climbers in their pursuit of outdoor climbing. In our latest blog post, ...

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We're so thankful for all of the FAmily members who came out to make this Friendsgiving such a memorable one! Together we celebrated our community, ate some delicious food and donated a ...

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Shawn Sturges: What The Paradox Mile Means To Me November 14, 2018

Shawn Sturges: What The Paradox Mile Means To Me

For the month of November, First Ascent is hosting the Paradox Mile, an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Paradox Sports, an organization that supports adaptive climbers in their pursuit of outdoor climbing. Blind climber [...]

How to Navigate the Crag, Part 3: Learning Local Issues November 10, 2018

How to Navigate the Crag, Part 3: Learning Local Issues

This is part 3 in our 5-part series How To Navigate The Crag. If you missed them, be sure to read Part 1: Leave No Trace and Part 2: Crag Etiquette so you're up to speed. [...]

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