At First Ascent Climbing & Fitness, our mission is to share our love of climbing with everyone, to connect people through movement, and to create welcoming, uplifting spaces that strengthen minds, bodies, and communities. 

With First Ascent Arlington Heights, we are ecstatic to bring that mission, our passion for climbing, yoga, and fitness, and our largest facility yet to northwest Chicagoland. We look forward to climbing with you!

Let's get you some more information - here are some links to help you get started:

We can’t wait to welcome you to FA! Click here for a step by step guide to your first visit.

Join the FA member community and enjoy unlimited access plus perks through our FA Bonus program.

Learn more about our climbing classes, yoga program, kids classes, and other programs.

We’d love to hear from you. Click below to contact us with any questions or concerns, and our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Planning your first visit to FA Arlington Heights?

Click here for a step-by-step guide to getting started at First Ascent.

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Let’s climb! We are open 7 days a week:

Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm

Saturday/Sunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Click to get directions and learn more about the facility.

Directions, Hours, & More

Read to flow?

We’re more than just a climbing gym. Check out our full schedule of yoga classes and join us for a class this week!

See Yoga Class Schedule

New to climbing?

Book a Guided Session with us and get an expert guide by your side to help you climb to new heights!

Book a Guided Session

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