Welcome to First Ascent Block 37!

World-class bouldering, yoga, and fitness in the heart of Chicago's Loop.

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More than a climbing gym.

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NEW TO CLIMBING?

NEW TO CLIMBING?

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CLIMBING CLASSES

CLIMBING CLASSES

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CLIMBING FOR KIDS

CLIMBING FOR KIDS

Get your kids involved. All ability levels welcome.

NAMASTE

NAMASTE

Daily Yoga for our members and visitors too!

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FIRST ASCENT FITNESS

FIRST ASCENT FITNESS

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

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With four Chicago locations included with your membership, you’ll have a massive amount of climbing terrain, yoga classes, and fitness equipment at your finger tips.

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Today's Happenings at FA Block 37

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Surprise party!! When FA member Katie @katieotters showed up to FA Avondale for a birthday climbing session, she had no idea that her climbing family had gathered in the Community Room for a pre-climb surprise celebration, organized by Kevin @kchan713. Happy Birthday, Katie! We

If you've got goals, get an expert's input. Now through September 30th, we're offering the 30-minute Fitness Consultation free! Fill out a quick survey, then meet with one of our experienced, certified ...

We’re shining the spotlight on Dr James Lee @jamesinkyulee @leephysicaltherapy this month! James is our resident climbing injury prevention expert, and starting this month, he is offering physical therapy consults and sessions at all FA locations! Read more about Dr Lee on our blog - link in bio - and hit him up if you’re in need of PT for climbing or other injuries. Also, keep an eye out for his Finger Injury Prevention workshops coming soon to an FA location near you!
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After a brief power outage that closed our doors early last night, FA Uptown is back in action! We apologize if you missed out on a climbing session due to the outage, ...

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FA Uptown is CLOSED tonight due to a power outage. We apologize for any inconvenience - we will be back up and running first thing in the morning! ...

From The Blog

FA Member Spotlight: Dr. James Lee September 13, 2018

FA Member Spotlight: Dr. James Lee

This month, we’re shining the spotlight on FA Member Dr. James Lee! Starting this month, James will be using his expertise to offer physical therapy services at all First Ascent locations. Follow James on Instagram @leephysicaltherapy, [...]

5 Ways To Manage Fear While Climbing August 30, 2018

5 Ways To Manage Fear While Climbing

Fear is basically impossible to get rid of, and it’s completely natural. When you're climbing at your limit, about to make a big move, you will feel fear on some level. It's instinctual, embedded deep in [...]

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