Welcome to First Ascent Avondale!

We look forward to climbing with you.

First Time Climbers

Ready for summer adventure?

Enroll your child in First Ascent Climbing Camp!

Learn More

Learn the ropes with us.

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

Learn More

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

Join the First Ascent Family. The benefits are awesome.

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.

Learn More

Today at First Ascent Avondale

GET CONNECTED

Read More →

Can you take a moment to help us honor Ian Vallejo along with Make-A-Wish Illinois? ...

Read More →

We hope all the moms out there had a happy Mother's Day! Thanks to the ...

Read More →

Last month, several FA members, including Climbathon winners Tali Brenner, Wanjiru Kinuthia and Josh Cioch ...

From The Blog

Share Your Climbing Photos for Make-A-Wish May 14, 2019

Share Your Climbing Photos for Make-A-Wish

There’s something about the sport of climbing that allows us to show what we’re really made [...]

Trip Report: Pete's Lead, Jackson Falls May 10, 2019

Trip Report: Pete's Lead, Jackson Falls

In this month's trip report, Sydney Bock, FA Youth Climbing Team member, tells us about a [...]

VIEW MORE >

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

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