Cities/Chicago/Membership

You are welcome here. Let’s climb! 

Our mission is to share our love for climbing with everyone, connect people through movement, and create welcoming, uplifting spaces that strengthen minds, bodies, and communities.

We invite you to join the FA member community.

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.
  • Memberships do not include climbing gear. Rent a Bouldering Gear Package for $7 or a Rope Gear Package for $11, or purchase your own gear at the FA Pro Shop – Starter Bundles are available to members for 20% off

Share your love of climbing: refer a member or join together in February!

FA Double Referral Bonus + Join Together

As we celebrate partnership in February, we’re encouraging you to build your climbing partnerships by inviting friends to join as FA members!

 

1. FA Double Referral Bonus: Members earn 2x FA Bonus points this month when they refer a new member. The new member’s enrollment fee is waived!

 

2. Join Together: New FA members will have both enrollment fees waived when they sign up together in person at any one of our gym locations!

 

Deals only available to new (i.e. first time) members. Referring member and new member(s) all need to be present to redeem these deals. Only active FA members are eligible for the FA Bonus.

 

Learn more online, then stop by the front desk with your New Member to sign up and claim your points!

We offer memberships for individuals, students, and families.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS

Let’s start a new adventure together.

Monthly

Most popular and most flexible.

$91/mo

$49 Enrollment Fee
 
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st of every month. Requires credit card on file.
  • No enrollment fee for two or more people signing up together in person at any gym location
  • Cancel anytime with notice by the 25th of the month

Annual

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

$999

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

STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS

Take a break from the books and let's climb.

Students are eligible for discounted Monthly and Annual memberships.

Valid student ID required at sign up and renewal. Provide student status proof online here.

Student Monthly

Most popular student option.

$81/mo

$49 Enrollment Fee
 
  • Valid student ID required at sign up and every 12 months to renew
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st of every month. Requires credit card on file.
  • No enrollment fee for two or more people signing up together in person at any gym location
  • Cancel anytime with notice by the 25th of the month

Student Annual

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

$899

  • Valid student ID required at sign up
  • Paid in full at the time of sign up
  • Non-transferable and non-refundable

FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS

Great options for families with kids to climb together.

Child Add On

Add a child to an adult monthly membership.

$50/mo

No Enrollment Fee

  • Adult (18+) monthly membership required
  • Child must be under 18
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st of every month. Requires credit card on file.
  • Cancel anytime with notice by the 25th of the month

Family Monthly

Most popular family option.

 $194/mo

$49 Enrollment Fee
 
  • Includes up to 2 adults and all children in the same household
  • Children must be under 18 and dependents of an adult on the membership
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st of every month. Requires credit card on file.
  • Cancel anytime with notice by the 25th of the month

Family Annual

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

$2029

  • Includes up to 2 adults and all children in the same household
  • Children must be under 18 and dependents of an adult on the membership
  • Paid in full at the time of sign up.
  • Non-transferable and non-refundable.

Here are a few helpful member links:

Make a change to your membership, learn about FA Bonus points, and check out our RISE membership program providing climbing access for underserved communities.

Ready to join? Have questions?

Stop in, give us a call at 773-564-9815, or email as a membership@faclimbing.com. We look forward to climbing with you!

Click here to view our Membership Agreement and Membership FAQs.