Cities/Arlington Heights/Experienced Climbers

Welcome to First Ascent Arlington Heights!

We look forward to climbing with you at our largest location yet.

Why climb at First Ascent?

Here are a few of our members’ favorite reasons:

Enjoy world-class climbing terrain and top-notch setting.

With 25,000 square feet of climbing terrain up to 50 ft tall, you’ll find your favorite type of terrain – and lots of it – at First Ascent. Our team of expert setters will rotate boulders so you have something new to climb each time you visit and the entire gym is new every 6 weeks. And you can advance your climbing progression with our climbing training area, complete with Moonboard, campus boards, and hang boards.

Get connected.

If you’ve experienced climbing, you know that connecting with others is as easy as asking “Hey, can I try that climb with you?” First Ascent fosters community by hosting meetups, events, workshops, and other ways to get connected to new people or reconnect with old friends. Come tap into a strong, welcoming community.

More than climbing.

First Ascent offers you all of the state-of-the-art equipment you’d expect from a fitness center plus a full schedule of yoga classes with lots of styles to choose from. You can also join one of our fitness and training programs to up your game. And if you’d just like to hang out, we’ll have plenty of couches and tables with free WiFi to connect your device or connect with others.

Convenient access in Chicago's northwest suburbs.

Getting here by car is a breeze – you’ll find us just off Highway 53 with hundreds of dedicated parking spots. If you prefer to commute by bike, we’ll be ready for you with bike racks right outside the front entrance. 

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