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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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Attention FAmily! Join us at Avondale on Thursday, July 18 from 5pm-9pm for the 5th ...

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We hosted this amazing crew from Future Founders for a climbing session and entrepreneurship chat ...

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Staff Spotlight: Brandon Bradberry June 20, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Brandon Bradberry

We're shining the staff spotlight on Brandon Bradberry, Intro to Bouldering instructor at First Ascent Block [...]

How to Start Rock Climbing, Part 1: Get Started at a Climbing Gym June 18, 2019

How to Start Rock Climbing, Part 1: Get Started at a Climbing Gym

This is the first part of our “How to Start Rock Climbing” series. Stay tuned for [...]



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