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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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How to Navigate the Crag Series

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Transitioning to an Assisted Braking Belay Device January 8, 2019

Transitioning to an Assisted Braking Belay Device

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