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Plan your next event at First Ascent!

Whether you’re planning a birthday party, fun day out of the office, school field trip, bachelor/bachelorette party, or an outing with your friend crew, we’d love to host you at First Ascent and get you climbing to new heights! 

Our two-hour group event packages include a dedicated climbing area, friendly instructors to guide your experience, and space to hang out, connect, and celebrate after the climbing session.

Here’s the scoop on our Birthday Party & Group Event package:


First Ascent’s two-hour group event program includes a fun climbing session in a dedicated area, friendly instructors ready to show your group an awesome experience, plus space to meet, celebrate, and hang out.

  • Up to 15 climbers
  • FA Avondale: Rope Climbing and Bouldering, Ages 5+
  • FA Block 37, FA Humboldt Park, FA Uptown: Bouldering Only, Ages 9+
  • Expert, friendly instructors staffed using an age-appropriate ratio who are dedicated to making your group’s experience an awesome one
  • All climbing gear is included
  • All attendees including spectators must complete a waiver. Kids under 18 must have a waiver completed by a parent or legal guardian.


Your group event booking includes access to a dedicated party space for your 2-hour event where you can meet, eat, store your belongings, and hang out during the event.
  • Food and drinks are not included, but outside food is welcome. First Ascent would be happy to provide a list of local restaurants or caterers upon request. Please note: alcohol is not permitted for group events or birthday parties.
  • Each location has a refrigerator available for use
  • Decorations, plates, napkins, etc. are not included but are also welcome. Guests are welcome to set up or decorate their room however they would like, and are permitted to access their room 15 minutes prior to your booking window for setup.
  • Each room has a television equipped with HDMI cable for presentations, etc.


Booking your group event is easy to do via our online portal. 

  • Please read through all of our event logistics above before booking your event. 
  • Within 48 hours of booking your event, our dedicated Group Events team will reach out to confirm details, your climbing roster and answer any questions you may have

Here are the current available booking windows:

First Ascent Avondale: Fridays 4:30-6:30 PM

First Ascent Block 37: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, Sundays 2-4 PM & 5-7 PM

FA Humboldt Park: Fridays 5:30-7:30pm, Saturdays 4-6pm

First Ascent Uptown: Saturdays 3:30-5:30 PM


Our group event pricing is based on group size as follows:

Up to 10 climbers$450 

11-15 climbers$675

16-20 climbers$900


More details:

  • Payment is due in full at the time of booking
  • Non-climbing spectators are welcome and can observe free of charge
  • Due to the effort to plan and staff group events, our refund policy is as follows:
    • More than 14 days prior to the event: 100% refund
    • Within 14 days of  the event: 50% refund
    • Within 48 hours of the event: 25% refund


Let’s do this! Click below to see our available booking windows and book your event now.

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