Cities/Chicago/Membership

First Ascent is Chicago’s locally grown group of climbing gyms, built by climbers for climbers of all ability levels, from new climbers to seasoned experts. Our goals is to serve and grow the local climbing community by offering our members world-class climbing terrain, a fully-stocked fitness area, a variety of top-notch classes and programs, and fun events that bring the community together.

Here’s what you get with a First Ascent Membership:

  • Access to all First Ascent locations, featuring world class climbing terrain and state-of-the-art fitness equipment
  • A FREE Learning The Ropes and Learning To Boulder class to jump start your climbing at First Ascent
  • A full schedule of Yoga classes free with your membership each week at each location
  • Special member pricing on all paid Climbing Classes, Yoga and Fitness workshops, Climbing Training programs, and more
  • Events, seminars, and workshops that connect, inform, and inspire
  • Rewards through the FA Bonus program, a way for members to earn points they can redeem for guest passes, retail discounts, and more.

We offer affordable gym memberships for individuals and families alike.
Here are the First Ascent gym membership options:

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS

We offer 3 main membership options
*Please note: memberships do not include Rental Gear. Shoes are available to rent for $6, Harnesses for $5, Chalk for $2, or the full package for $11.

One Month

Least commitment.
Includes all member benefits.

$134

  • No enrollment fees.
  • Membership ends 30 days from joining date. 

Monthly

Most popular and most flexible.

$85/mo

$49 enrollment fee

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st of every month. Requires credit card on file.
  • Cancel anytime with at least 7 days notice prior to the 1st of the next month.
  • No enrollment fee when you sign up with one or more friends or family members.

Annual

Best value. 12 months for the price of 11.

Regular $895
Student* $795

* Valid Student Id required

  • Paid in full at the time of sign up.
  • Non-transferable and non-refundable.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS

We offer great options to get your whole family climbing. Here’s how Family Memberships work:

Family Memberships are for parents and kids who want to climb together.

Must include at least one adult and at least one child under 18 years old.

Maximum of 2 adults per Family Membership. 

Children must be under 18 years old and dependents of an adult on the membership.

All Family Membership dues are billed to one individual on the membership.

Family Monthly

Most popular family option.

First Two Members $149/mo
Each Additional Child $20/mo

$49 Enrollment Fee
 
  • Family Membership eligibility:
    • Must be at least one child and at least one adult on the membership
    • Maximum of 2 adults on the membership
    • Children must be under 18 and dependents of an adult on the membership
    • Membership dues are billed to one individual on the membership
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st of every month. Requires credit card on file.
  • Cancel anytime with at least 7 days notice prior to the 1st of the next month.

Family Annual

Best value. It’s going to be a great year.

First Two Members $1595
Each Additional Child $200

  • Family Membership eligibility:
    • Must be at least one child and at least one adult on the membership
    • Maximum of 2 adults on the membership
    • Children must be under 18 and dependents of an adult on the membership
    • Membership dues are billed to one individual on the membership
  • Paid in full at the time of sign up.
  • Non-transferable and non-refundable.

Here are a few other special memberships and helpful links if what you found above wasn’t what you were looking for:

Ready to join? Have questions?

Stop in or give us a call at 773-564-9815. We look forward to climbing with you!

Click here to view our Membership Agreement and Membership FAQs.