Welcome to First Ascent Uptown!

Come enjoy world-class bouldering, yoga, and fitness.

FIRST TIME CLIMBERS

Welcome to First Ascent Uptown!

Come enjoy world-class bouldering, yoga, and fitness.

FIRST TIME CLIMBERS

Join now and let's climb!


We're celebrating the opening of First Ascent Block 37 by waiving enrollment fees for new Monthly Members.
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NEW TO CLIMBING?

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CLIMBING CLASSES

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CLIMBING FOR KIDS

CLIMBING FOR KIDS

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NAMASTE

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FIRST ASCENT FITNESS

FIRST ASCENT FITNESS

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To celebrate the opening of FA Block 37, our latest location coming Chicago’s Loop in March,

Join First Ascent with a regular Monthly Membership and we’ll waive your enrollment fee, a savings of $79!

Offer ends February 15th. Learn more and claim this offer below!

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Today's Happenings at FA: Uptown

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It’s #WomenCrushWednesday! Join Emily @ahoymolloy at FA Uptown and Amy @aprindle12 at FA Avondale tonight from 7-9 pm to boulder with other women climbers, support one another in our climbing journey, and have some laughs. All ability levels welcome!
📷 @tomm.comm #climbing #bouldering #womenwhoclimb #womenwhocrush #womenclimbing #womenclimbers #climbingcommunity #letsclimbchicago

It’s #WomenCrushWednesday! Join Emily tonight from 7-9 pm to boulder with other women climbers, support one another in our climbing journey, and have some laughs. All ability levels welcome! ...

We just received 600 lbs of new @kingdom_climbing holds at FA Uptown and the setting crew is going bonkers putting up fresh problems featuring these new shapes! Here’s FA setter Ryan @rian_smyth forerunning some of the new set on the Arch. Check out the new grips on the Arch and the Mega Arch next time you’re in!
📷 @ninja_plastix #setting #routesetting #routesetter #setterlife #supportyourlocalroutesetter #newproblems #freshblocs #climbingholds #climbinggym #boulderinggym #bouldering #letsclimbchicago

We just received 600 lbs of new Kingdom holds at FA Uptown and the setting crew is going bonkers putting up fresh problems featuring these new shapes! Here’s FA setter Ryan forerunning ...

Congrats to the strong crew representing the First Ascent Climbing Team at Bouldering Divisional Championships this past weekend in Minnesota! 19 made it to finals and 8 qualified for Nationals, including Maya, Meghan, Cal, Vin, Connor, Spencer K, Spencer P, and Joe, and the Team took home 2nd overall. So proud of you all for your strong performance! And thanks to Allie @allie.kreitman for the fantastic photos! On to Salt Lake City!
@usaclimbing #usaclimbing #bouldering #divisional #championship #divisionals #climbingcompetition #strongkids #kidsclimbing #climbingteam #represent #letsclimbchicago

20 new grips up at FA Uptown on the back of the Arch including this Red V2 set and climbed by FA setter Ryan featuring the e-Grips Myorcan Tufa pinch. Come give ...

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