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In accordance with the City of Chicago’s vaccine mandate, effective January 3rd, everyone ages 5 or older will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter First Ascent Chicago gyms.

Learn more about submitting proof of vaccination and our other Health & Wellness Standards here.

Masks continue to be required for all people regardless of vaccination status.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us keep the FA community healthy and climbing strong.


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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