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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We’re giving away two tickets for opening night of Free Solo at the @musicboxchicago this Thursday 10/18 at 7:00 pm including a Q&A with the one and only @jimmy_chin courtesy of @thenorthface_chi! Tag a friend you would take here for your chance to win. Opening night is sold out, so this is your last chance to be there. The winner will be announced in the comments here at noon central on Tuesday 10/16!
@freesolofilm @alexhonnold #giveaway #giveawaycontest #freesolo #climbingfilm #chicagoclimbingcommunity #letsclimbchicago

Happy weekend FAmily! We’re psyched to have Arielle Sylvester (initials AS) on the FA Setting Crew. Here she is on a Black V2 set by Ryan featuring the Kingdom Climbing "Lugs”! This ...

Morning light makes a session on the steeps 👌
📷 @thecraighensel #morninglight #steeps #thesteeps #climbingsession #boulderingsession #session #bouldering #boulderinggym #letsclimbchicago

We've got a strong, creative, and hilarious crew of climbers in the first ever CrossTown Bouldering League at FA Uptown! Those costumes tho... Feel free to tag and share these photos, and ...

Happy weekend FAmily! We’re psyched to have Arielle Sylvester (initials AS) on the FA Setting Crew. Here she is on a Black V2 set by Ryan featuring the @kingdomclimbing "Lugs”! This climb is a great intro to pulling on steep terrain. 17 new climbs up on Ship North & South this week - come and send ‘em! 📷 @rian_smyth #setting #routesetting #newboulders #freshblocs #climbinggym #boulderinggym #rentalshoes #v2 #womenwhoclimb #womenwhoset #womenwhocrush #letsclimbchicago

The first ever CrossTown Bouldering League is officially underway at FA Uptown! Here are some shots of some intense Week 2 action. Come visit FA Uptown Tuesday nights from 7:00pm-9:00pm to cheer ...

From The Blog

FA Member Spotlight: Sarah Landon October 8, 2018

FA Member Spotlight: Sarah Landon

This month, we’re shining the spotlight on artist and FA Member Sarah Landon! Sarah is currently showcasing her artwork in the first ever community art installation at FA Block 37! Make sure to stop by FA Block 37 [...]

How to Navigate the Crag, Part 1: Leave No Trace September 26, 2018

How to Navigate the Crag, Part 1: Leave No Trace

Climbing outside is not as easy as grabbing your new rope and quickdraws, piling into your buddy’s Outback and parking it outside Miguel’s at the Red. If you do that without preparation, you’ll have earned dreaded [...]

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