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FA members Alyssa (@missalyssawhite) and Ross starting off the weekend right by trading attempts and beta on a sunny Saturday morning. Hope to see all of you tomorrow too! 📷 @milo_t_dog #teamwork #letsclimbchicago #indoorclimbing #climbinggym #fitness #bouldering #climbing  #rockclimbing #climbingpicturesofinstagram

Thanks to the awesome crew that joined for our partner comp yesterday! We had a blast and we hope you did too. Feel free to tag and repost these photos! Photos by ...

The FA Setting Crew put up 100 new boulders at FA Block 37 in the last week as we prepare for the REEL Rock Pre-Screening Climbing Session this Sunday from 4-7 pm. Join us - link in bio. FA Members: keep an eye out for members-only access next week!
🎥 @ninja_plastix #block37 #climbing #bouldering #newproblems #freshblocs #setting #setterlife #supportyourlocalroutesetter #comingsoon #chicagoloop #letsclimbchicago

Heights are afraid of you. ...

There’s another POC Climbing Hangout with the @sendingincolor crew tonight at FA Humboldt Park! We invite people of all colors to come session! More details on Facebook - link in bio.
📷 @edyu91 #poc #peopleofcolor #climbingsession #climbingcommunity #climbing #bouldering #humboldtpark #chicago #letsclimbchicago

Super psyched on these photos by friend of FA Andy Wickstrom that we just installed! Both are shots from the Red River Gorge, with Lindsey Tjian on Golden Boy 5.13b at the ...

From The Blog

Climbing Comes To The Loop February 22, 2018

Climbing Comes To The Loop

Back in 2015, we opened First Ascent Avondale with a lot of hard work, some good fortune, and the collective energy of Chicago climbers. The video below tells the story well: https://vimeo.com/135268682 Now, less than 3 years [...]

FA Member Spotlight: Mara & Brad February 6, 2018

FA Member Spotlight: Mara & Brad

As Valentine's Day approaches, we're shining the spotlight on the recently engaged Mara Jacobucci and Brad Sackfield! Brad popped the question right here at FA Avondale a few feet away from where he first met Mara. [...]

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