Welcome to First Ascent Block 37!

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

FIRST TIME VISITORS

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More than a climbing gym.

We have a full schedule of yoga classes to help you find balance.

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Memberships give you access to all First Ascent locations.

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NEW TO CLIMBING?

NEW TO CLIMBING?

First Ascent Welcomes You! Find out what you need to know about climbing here.

CLIMBING CLASSES

CLIMBING CLASSES

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!

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BECOME A MEMBER

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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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Which way to the Block Party? Better ask Google Maps... Hope to see you at FA Block 37 tonight from 6-10 pm for a bags tournament, bouncy house jousting, dogs from @loudmouthfoodbikes, and beer from @alarmistbrewing. More details on Facebook. See you there!
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Calling all FA designers and creatives: help us design the fall season FA t-shirt! You could win 5 free t-shirts to share with family and friends, 2 free months of membership, and ...

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If you want to get better at climbing, work boulder problems or routes with other people. Seeing the way other climbers approach a certain move or sequence can help you unlock the ...

HUGE congrats to FA Climbing Team crusher Vincent Lee @vincentxalee for placing 8th in BOTH Sport and Speed at USAC Nationals last weekend! 8th in both Sport and Speed makes you #1 in our book, Vin! Also, congrats to Meghan Stukel @meggles06 for placing 9th in Speed, shattering her previous PR! Overall, the FA Climbing Team had a strong showing. Your hard work really paid off! So proud of you all.
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All FA locations will be closed on July 4th for Independence Day. Please plan your climbing session or workout accordingly. Happy 4th of July to all! ...

From The Blog

FA Staff Spotlight: Pilar Amado July 19, 2018

FA Staff Spotlight: Pilar Amado

This month, we’re shining the spotlight on FA staff member Pilar Amado. Pilar is the fearless leader of our Women Crush Wednesday sessions at FA Avondale, where women boulderers of all ability levels unite to crush some boulders [...]

5 Ways To Practice Climbing Injury Prevention July 11, 2018

5 Ways To Practice Climbing Injury Prevention

After climbing in the gym for a while, you’ll inevitably get bit by the outdoor bug. Maybe you’ve been venturing up to Baraboo for some quartzite bouldering, or your friends have shown you the glory of [...]

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