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Get on up in Uptown. Let's climb!

First Time Climbers

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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

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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!

Learn more about joining the FAmily below.

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From The Blog

How to Navigate the Crag Series January 16, 2019

How to Navigate the Crag Series

To help support your gym to crag transition, we’ve created a set of 5 guides for [...]

Transitioning to an Assisted Braking Belay Device January 8, 2019

Transitioning to an Assisted Braking Belay Device

Looking to make the switch to an assisted braking belay device for lead belaying, but not [...]

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