Reserve Your Session

Reserve your Avondale session below and we'll see you at the gym.

FA members: reserve your 2-hour FA Avondale session below!

Sessions are available to members only during the first phase of our reopening. We love our 10-Pass holders, Day Pass visitors, and member guests, but we need to abide by strict capacity limits set by the City and State. We hope to be able to welcome the broader FA community back soon.

Here’s what you need to know about reserving a climbing session or workout:

  • You must have an active First Ascent membership to register for a session. If you haven’t reactivated your membership yet, click here.
  • You are expected to abide by our new health and cleanliness standards while at the facility. If you haven’t reviewed the new standards yet, please do so before visiting. We’ll run you through everything on your first visit back so you’re up to speed.
  • You can reserve a session at most 7 days in advance.
  • You can reserve up to 3 sessions in any Monday-Sunday period.
  • You can cancel a reservation up to 2 hours before your registered session and redeem the reservation for use later that week.
  • You can reserve a session all the way up to the reservation window as long as there are still spots available.
  • Adult members must reserve sessions for themselves – you cannot reserve for another member, except for parents who can reserve a session for their kids on the same Family Membership.
  • Reservations not used in any Monday-Sunday period cannot be carried over to the following week.

Questions? Having issues registering? Drop us a line at

Please note: FA Avondale will be closed

weekdays from 2:00-4:00 pm for additional cleaning and

Fridays all day for setting and other facility maintenance.

There will be no sessions available on the schedule below during these times.

Looking to reserve a session at another Chicago location? Click below!

Reserve at Block 37

Reserve at Humboldt Park

Reserve at Uptown

IMPORTANT: by registering for a session below, you agree to the following:

Health Declaration: By registering for a session below, you affirm that you are not experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or gastrointestinal issues), and to your knowledge, you have not had close contact (spending 15 or more minutes) with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibiting any of the above symptoms of COVID-19 over the past two weeks. 

You will be asked to reaffirm your health declaration when you arrive.

As part of the First Ascent community, we ask you to email if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of your last visit to First Ascent so we can notify anyone who may have come in contact with you.

Please be respectful of other members and cancel your visit if you determine you are no longer able to attend between now and your scheduled visit. You can cancel up to 2 hours beforehand.

We look forward to climbing with you!