Climbing Classes and Training

Our climbing classes can help you get started or take your climbing skills to the next level.

First Ascent’s mission is to serve and grow Chicago’s vibrant climbing community by providing outstanding instruction, hosting fun events, and fostering a warm, welcoming environment. Whether you’re new to climbing or a seasoned veteran, we have the climbing classes, terrain, resources, and experience to help you reach the next level in your climbing progression and enjoy climbing to the fullest.

Our climbing instruction ranges from the basics of rope skills and climbing technique to advanced climbing training and technical skills for the outdoors, Our instructors are the best: knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, and professional.

Here’s an overview of what we offer:

  • Climbing Classes: Learn climbing, rope skills, and more in community with other climbers, expanding your skillset and your group of friends all at once.
  • Private Instruction: Focus on your specific goals and get expert, tailored instruction in a 1-on-1 or small group format.
  • Groups & Events: Host your event or outing with us! First Ascent is a unique venue for a corporate outing or celebration. We also offer team building programs to elevate your team’s performance.

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