Membership

Join the FAmily with a First Ascent gym membership!

First Ascent is Chicago’s locally grown group of climbing gyms, built by Chicago climbers for Chicago climbers. Our mission is to serve and grow Chicago’s vibrant climbing community by offering our members world-class climbing terrain, a variety of top-notch yoga and fitness classes, and fun events that bring the community together.

 

Here’s what you get with a First Ascent membership:

  • Access to all First Ascent locations, featuring world class climbing terrain and state-of-the-art fitness equipment
  • A FREE Learning The Ropes (Avondale only) and Learning To Boulder (Uptown, Humboldt Park, and Block 37 only) class to jump start your climbing at First Ascent
  • A full suite of Yoga and Community Fit classes free with your membership each week at each location
  • Special member pricing on all paid Climbing Classes, Yoga and Fitness workshops, and more
  • Events, seminars, and workshops that connect, inform, and inspire
  • Rewards through the FA Bonus program, a way for members to earn points they can redeem for guest passes, retail discounts, and more.

We offer affordable gym memberships for individuals and families alike. Here are the First Ascent gym membership options:

Individual Memberships

We offer 3 main membership options: 

One Month
Least commitment. Includes all member benefits.
$158
  • No enrollment fees.
  • Membership ends 30 days from joining date
Monthly
Most popular and most flexible.
$79/month
$79 enrollment fee
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st of every month. Requires credit card on file.
  • Cancel anytime with at least 7 days notice prior to the 1st of the next month.
  • No enrollment fee when you sign up with one or more friends or family members.
Annual
Best value. 12 months for the price of 11.
Regular$869
Student*$769
* Valid Student Id required

*Please note: memberships do not include Rental Gear. Shoes are available to rent for $6, Harnesses for $4, Chalk for $2, or the full package for $10.

Family Memberships

We offer 3 great options to get your whole family climbing:

Monthly Add On
Add a child to your Monthly Membership.
$40/month
  • Parent or guardian must have an active First Ascent membership
  • Children under 14 years of age only
Family Monthly
Most popular family option.
$189/month
$99 enrollment fee
  • Includes 2 adults and all dependent children under 14 in the same household
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st of every month. Requires credit card on file.
  • Cancel anytime with at least 7 days notice prior to the 1st of the next month.
Family Annual
It’s going to be a great year.
$1770
 
  • Includes 2 adults and all dependent children under 14 in the same household

If you’re a student or have daytime availability, check out the membership options available to you:

 

Ready to join? Have questions? Stop in or give us a call at 773-275-1212. We look forward to climbing with you!

 

Need to make a change to your membership? Click below to contact our Membership Team.

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Click here to view our Membership Agreement and Membership FAQs.