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Why climb with your family at First Ascent?

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Reach new heights. Together.

Climbing is an activity the whole family can enjoy together. We offer family Day Pass and Membership options so you can experience the adventure, challenge, and fun of climbing together. 

Climbs for all ability levels.

You’ll have 25,000 square feet of climbing terrain to explore with climbs set for all ability levels, from first time climbers to seasoned experts. All climbs are graded so you can find the difficulty level your comfortable with and then challenge yourself to level up. And our staff put up new climbs every week, so you’ll have new climbs to try each time you visit.

Get them climbing our walls while you run errands or kick back.

Kids were born to climb. Drop them off for our Kids Rock Blocks and our expert instructors will show them the joy and art of climbing while you get a workout in, run errands, do some shopping, or kick back at one of Arlington Heights’ award winning restaurants. It’s a win-win.

Classes, Camps, and Climbing Team for kids.

Enroll your child in our 8-week Kids Rec classes and our friendly instructors will engage them with a progressive curriculum that helps them build skills while having fun. Or make the most of a school break with one of our day-long Climbing Camps. If your child wants to make climbing their sport, our Team program is nationally recognized and will prepare them to compete at the highest levels of competitive climbing.

Family friendly atmosphere.

Climbing draws a huge diversity of people to enjoy moving together. The community at First Ascent includes people as young as 3 and as old as 73 from all backgrounds and ability levels. We’d love to welcome your family to join our FAmily.

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