First Time Visitors

Welcome to First Ascent Climbing & Fitness: Uptown

We are Chicago’s locally grown, world-class, community-focused climbing gym. Simply put: we love climbing – it’s a super fun way to stay active, challenge yourself, and meet new people. Our number one goal is to provide you with a fantastic climbing experience.

First Ascent: Uptown features 7,000 square feet of bouldering-only terrain. Whether you are new to bouldering or have been climbing for years, we will help you get acclimated to our Uptown facility.  Click below based on your experience level to get started.