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

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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!

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BECOME A MEMBER

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FIRST ASCENT FITNESS

FIRST ASCENT FITNESS

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

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

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Today's Happenings at FA: Uptown

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Humboldt Park Bouldering League Finals are tonight!! Who will score these custom chalk bags? // The FA setting crew is pulling out all the stops to bring League climbers some fantastic challenges for finals tonight. Come cheer on League competitors from 7-9 pm and celebrate an amazing League season at the Humboldt Happy Hour next door at Richmond’s afterwards.
#boulderingleague #finals #climbingleague #bouldering #boulderinggym #climbinggym #climbingcompetition #routesetting #compsetting #letsclimbchicago

Another successful Session With The Setters last night at FA Uptown! Here’s @coralinelemons figuring out the beta on Joe's new green roof cimb. Want to see a new kind of climb at ...

Another successful Session With The Setters last night at FA Uptown! Here’s @coralinelemons figuring out the beta on Joe

FA member and recent Northwestern University grad Pheobe Evans is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund her unique myofascial massage therapy tool, the Gumdrop. Check it out below. Always excited to see ...

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#thumbsup #👍 #crushingit #likeaboss #tuesdayvibes #letsclimbchicago
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We will be open abbreviated hours (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) on Monday 5/28 in observance of Memorial Day. Plan your climbing session and/or workout accordingly, and join us for the FA ...

From The Blog

Celebrating Savannah April 23, 2018

Celebrating Savannah

On March 28, 2018, Savannah Buik passed away in a trad climbing accident at Devil's Lake State Park, Wisconsin. Savannah was an original member of the First Ascent Staff, co-founder of the Chicago chapter of the [...]

Your Guide To Climbing Outside April 20, 2018

Your Guide To Climbing Outside

The city is thawing, the birds are singing, and spring is on its way, which can only mean one thing – it’s time to get outside! Nothing quite compares to the feeling of real rock under your [...]

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