Welcome to First Ascent Uptown!

Get on up in Uptown. Let's climb!

First Time Climbers

Learn to boulder with us.

Take Learning To Boulder and get 60 minutes of instruction, day pass, and rental gear for just $29.

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CrossTown Bouldering League

Winter Season begins on 2/12. Click below to learn more and sign up!

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Prepare for your adventure with Basecamp!

Join us for a free Basecamp Small Group Training session to see what the program is all about.

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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!

BECOME A MEMBER

BECOME A MEMBER

Join the First Ascent Family. The benefits are awesome.

FIRST ASCENT FITNESS

FIRST ASCENT FITNESS

State-of-the-art equipment and world-class trainers.

Four great locations. One membership. Let’s climb, Chicago!

Learn more about joining the FAmily below.

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Today's Happenings at FA: Uptown

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The CrossTown Bouldering League is afoot! Week 1 wrapped on Wednesday and scores are up ...

The setting crew put up 15 new boulders on Tall Vert and Endcap 1 today ...

Shout out to FA staffer Emily Molloy! Emily brings together climbers of all backgrounds and ...

From The Blog

Finding a Date at the Climbing Gym February 12, 2019

Finding a Date at the Climbing Gym

A trip to the climbing gym is the ultimate experiential date, so it’s no wonder that [...]

Meet the FA Climbers Competing in Bouldering Youth Nationals February 8, 2019

Meet the FA Climbers Competing in Bouldering Youth Nationals

This weekend, we're sending 17 incredible members of the FA Climbing Team to 2019 USA Climbing Bouldering [...]

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