First Time Visitors

Ready for a fun urban adventure? First Ascent is Chicago’s locally grown, world-class destination for indoor rock climbing, yoga, and fitness training!

At First Ascent, you will find climbing for all ability levels and friendly, helpful staff that will guide you on your own first ascent. We love rock climbing, and we welcome you to come experience what makes climbing such a fun way to stay active, challenge yourself, and meet new people.

In addition to climbing, our facilities offer a full schedule of yoga and group fitness classes, as well as state-of-the-art fitness equipment. All of these amenities are included as a part of an any day pass or membership, so you can enjoy your favorite fitness activities, stay balanced, and achieve whole-body health all in one place.

To get started, choose from one of our facilities by deciding what type of climbing you would like to do. There are two main styles of climbing offered at First Ascent:

Bouldering  

Bouldering

Roped Climbing  

Roped Climbing

We look forward to climbing with you!