Our Story

First Ascent Climbing & Fitness is a locally grown, world-class group of climbing, yoga, and fitness centers in Chicago. Our mission: to serve and grow Chicago’s vibrant climbing community.

Locally Grown

First Ascent is founded and run by a local group of Chicago climbers. We believe in the continued growth of our city and are excited to contribute new energy to some of our favorite neighborhoods.

World Class

Our facilities provide a fantastic experience, whether you’re new to climbing or you’ve been climbing for years. Come enjoy incredible climbing terrain with climbs set for all ability levels, a full suite of yoga and fitness classes, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and the instruction you need to climb higher.

Community Focused

First Ascent is home to a strong, diverse, welcoming community. We make it our number one priority to serve our community with great events and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Let’s climb, Chicago!