Join the FAmily with a First Ascent gym membership!

First Ascent is Chicago’s locally grown group of climbing gyms, built by Chicago climbers for Chicago climbers. Our mission is to serve and grow Chicago’s vibrant climbing community by offering our members world-class climbing terrain, a variety of top-notch yoga and fitness classes, and fun events that bring the community together.


Here’s what you get with a First Ascent Membership:

We offer affordable gym memberships for individuals and families alike. Here are the First Ascent gym membership options:

One Month
Least commitment. Includes all member benefits.
  • No enrollment fees.
  • Membership ends 30 days from joining date
Most popular.
$79 enrollment fee
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Requires credit card on file.
  • Add a dependent child under 14 years of age for $40/month
  • No enrollment fee for couples or families joining together
Best value. 12 months for the price of 11.
* Valid Student Id required
** Family memberships include two adults and all children from one household
*Please note: memberships do not include Rental Gear. Shoes are available to rent for $6, Harnesses for $4, Chalk for $2, or the full package for $10.


Ready to join? Have questions? Stop in or give us a call at 773-564-9815. We look forward to climbing with you!


Click here to view our Membership Agreement and Membership FAQs.