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To do our part to combat the spread of COVID-19, all First Ascent locations are temporarily closed. Click below to learn more and be well!

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Let's keep moving together with First Ascent Anywhere. Click below for the full schedule and we'll see you in class!

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Welcome to First Ascent Uptown!

Get on up in Uptown. Let's climb!

First Time Climbers

CrossTown Bouldering League is back!

Join us for 8 weeks of fun, fierce team competition starting February 4th!

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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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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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ATTENTION

All First Ascent locations are temporarily closed to do our part to combat Coronavirus. Click here to read our latest COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update. Be well!

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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Health & Wellness Update: Coronavirus Response March 13, 2020

Health & Wellness Update: Coronavirus Response

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Journey to Multi-pitch: Part 2 January 20, 2020

Journey to Multi-pitch: Part 2

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