World Class. Community Focused.

Built by climbers, for climbers. Let's climb!

Our Story

First Time?

We look forward to climbing with you!

First Time Climbers

More than climbing

Check out our fitness and training programs

Learn More


Join us for over 20 yoga classes each week at each FA location.

Yoga Schedule

First Ascent Peoria is now open!

World class climbing, yoga, and fitness has arrived in Peoria's historic warehouse district.

Take Me There

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!

Learn More


Who knew the drivers of the Weinermobile climbed? Meet Forrest and Josie. They took a ...

Climbing motivates us and allows us to grow together, and FA members Amy and Justin ...

19 new boulder problems went up at FA Avondale today, including this black V8 in ...

From The Blog

Finding a Date at the Climbing Gym February 12, 2019

Finding a Date at the Climbing Gym

A trip to the climbing gym is the ultimate experiential date, so it’s no wonder that [...]

Meet the FA Climbers Competing in Bouldering Youth Nationals February 8, 2019

Meet the FA Climbers Competing in Bouldering Youth Nationals

This weekend, we're sending 17 incredible members of the FA Climbing Team to 2019 USA Climbing Bouldering [...]



Enter your email address below to receive information from First Ascent about specials events, classes, discounts and more.