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Special Note
Keeping our community healthy and climbing strong is our top priority. Please review our new health and cleanliness standards – you are expected to abide by these standards while at First Ascent. Thanks for doing your part to promote the health and wellness of your fellow climbers!

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 Basecamp Group Fitness
  • 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.

$170

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

Monthly

Most popular and most flexible.

$85/month

  • $85 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

FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS

We offer 3 great options to get your whole family climbing.

Monthly Add On

Add a child to your Monthly Membership.

$40/mo

  • Parent or guardian must have an active First Ascent membership
  • Children under 14 years of age only

Family Monthly

Most popular family option.

$195/month

  • $99 enrollment fee
  • Includes 2 adults and all dependent children under 14 in the same household
  • 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

It’s going to be a great year.

$1825

  • Includes 2 adults and all dependent children under 14 in the same household

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.