Welcome to First Ascent Avondale!

We look forward to climbing with you.

First Time Climbers

Learn the ropes with us.

Our Learning The Ropes class is the best way to get started.

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Elevate Your Practice

Check out our full schedule of yoga classes.

Yoga Schedule
NEW TO CLIMBING?

NEW TO CLIMBING?

First Ascent Welcomes You! Find out what you need to know about climbing here.

ELEVATE YOUR SKILLS

ELEVATE YOUR SKILLS

Check out our climbing classes for all levels

CLIMBING FOR KIDS

CLIMBING FOR KIDS

Get your kids involved. All ability levels welcome.

NAMASTE

NAMASTE

Daily Yoga for our members and visitors too!

BECOME A MEMBER

BECOME A MEMBER

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FIRST ASCENT FITNESS

FIRST ASCENT FITNESS

State-of-the-art equipment and world-class trainers.

Four great locations. One membership. Let’s climb, Chicago!

Learn more about joining the FAmily below.

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