Welcome to First Ascent Block 37

World class climbing, yoga, and fitness comes to the Loop. Let's climb!

First Time Visitors

Learn to boulder with us.

Let us guide you on your first ascent in our hour long Learning To Boulder class.

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Elevate your practice

Check out our full schedule of yoga classes.

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NEW TO CLIMBING?

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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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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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As part of the #Sendsgiving Challenge, we're hosting the Paradox Mile to support Paradox Sports, an organization that empowers adaptive climbers in their pursuit of outdoor climbing. In our latest blog post, ...

#Sendsgiving Challenge reminder: Drop a can off at any FA location to check off #3 and bring a dish to FA Avondale TOMORROW for our 6:30 PM Friendsgiving crowd-sourced smorgasboard to check off #7! All non-perishable food donations will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and all dishes brought to Friendsgiving will be rapidly consumed by ravenous climbers. More #Sendsgiving info on our website - link in bio.
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Heads up: we are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day and are open from 10 am - 8 pm the day after. Happy Thanksgiving to the whole FAmily! ...

If you still haven

There’s 10 new boulders on Ship North and Arch West at FA Uptown. Come get some sends in before your Thanksgiving feast! ...

From The Blog

Shawn Sturges: What The Paradox Mile Means To Me November 14, 2018

Shawn Sturges: What The Paradox Mile Means To Me

For the month of November, First Ascent is hosting the Paradox Mile, an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Paradox Sports, an organization that supports adaptive climbers in their pursuit of outdoor climbing. Blind climber [...]

How to Navigate the Crag, Part 3: Learning Local Issues November 10, 2018

How to Navigate the Crag, Part 3: Learning Local Issues

This is part 3 in our 5-part series How To Navigate The Crag. If you missed them, be sure to read Part 1: Leave No Trace and Part 2: Crag Etiquette so you're up to speed. [...]

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