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Please note: masks are required at all FA Chicago locations regardless of vaccination status.

Your health and safety continue to be our top priority. Based on updated guidance from the CDC and CDPH recommending that all people over the age of 2 wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status, we have updated our mask policy accordingly.

Thank you again for your understanding and support as we work together to find the safest way forward. We are grateful to have such an amazing community here at First Ascent.


Join us for in person and virtual classes!

All FA locations are hosting in person yoga classes! We also have virtual classes you can enjoy from wherever you are. Click below to see the schedule and we’ll see you in class!

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We believe climbing is for all people, but there’s work to be done to make it accessible to all people. Read about the FA Foundation, our commitment to breaking down barriers to entry and creating pathways to pursue climbing for life for underserved and marginalized communities in the cities we serve.

FA Foundation

All First Ascent gyms are open.

Keeping our community healthy and climbing strong is our top priority. Click below to see our Health & Wellness Standards.


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