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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

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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!

Learn more about joining the FAmily below.

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Today's Happenings at FA: Uptown

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From The Blog

Share Your Climbing Photos for Make-A-Wish May 14, 2019

Share Your Climbing Photos for Make-A-Wish

There’s something about the sport of climbing that allows us to show what we’re really made [...]

Trip Report: Pete's Lead, Jackson Falls May 10, 2019

Trip Report: Pete's Lead, Jackson Falls

In this month's trip report, Sydney Bock, FA Youth Climbing Team member, tells us about a [...]

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