Cities/Chicago/Reserve Your Session

You can book a session at any FA Chicago location right here. For starters…

FA members: reserve your session below!

Keeping our community healthy and climbing strong is our top priority. Please continue to follow our Health and Wellness Standards.

Most importantly, wear a face covering at all times, wash or sanitize your hands frequently, and practice social distancing while at First Ascent.

Here’s what you need to know about reserving a climbing session or workout:

  • You can reserve a session at most 7 days in advance.
  • You can reserve up to 5 two-hour sessions in any Monday-Sunday period.
  • You can cancel a reservation up to 2 hours before your registered session and redeem the reservation for use later that week.
  • You can reserve a session all the way up to the reservation window as long as there are still spots available.
  • Adult members must reserve sessions for themselves – you cannot reserve for another member, except for parents who can reserve a session for their kids on the same Family Membership.
  • Reservations not used in any Monday-Sunday period cannot be carried over to the following week.

Want to bring a guest? Click here to complete the Member Guest Reservation Form. Form submissions must be submitted 48 hours in advance so we have time to process them. If you’d like to make a reservation for a guest within 48 hours, please call us at 773-564-9815.

Questions? Having issues registering? Give us a call at 773-564-9815.

Session Pass & 10 Pass Visitors: reserve your session below!

A limited number of gym sessions are available to Session Pass and 10-Pass visitors. Advance registration is required – please be sure to register by following the directions below.

New to First Ascent? Follow these 3 steps to register:

Step 1: Review the Health & Wellness Standards

Keeping our community healthy and climbing strong is our top priority. Please click below to review our Health and Wellness Standards prior to your visit so you know what to expect – you are required to abide by these standards at all times while at the facility.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS STANDARDS

Most importantly, wear a face covering at all times, wash or sanitize your hands frequently, and practice social distancing while at First Ascent.

Out of State Visitors: Your visit must comply with the City of Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order. If applicable, please bring a written copy of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours with you when visiting.

Step 2: Sign Your Waiver

You must sign a waiver before climbing, spectating, or participating in other activities at First Ascent – no exceptions. If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian complete the waiver.

SIGN YOUR WAIVER

Signing a waiver also creates an account for you in our system. Make sure to remember your user name and password for Step 3.

Already signed a waiver? Move on to Step 3.

Step 3: Reserve Your Session

Here’s what you need to know about reserving a climbing session or workout:

Reserve your session on the schedule below. You’ll need your account user name and password to register.

  • You can reserve a session at most 7 days in advance.
  • You can cancel a reservation up to 2 hours before your registered session and redeem the reservation for use later that week.
  • You can reserve a session all the way up to the reservation window as long as there are still spots available.
  • Adults must reserve sessions for themselves – you cannot reserve for others, except for parents who can reserve a session for their kids.
  • Rental shoes ($6) and harnesses ($5) are available – just ask a friendly front desk staff member when you arrive. Liquid chalk is available for free in dispensers located throughout the facility.

Having trouble registering? Looking to reserve for multiple people? Give us a call at 773-564-9815.

Single Session

All access pass for your session

  • Regular $23
  • Student* $19

*Valid Student Id required

Gear Rental

Don’t have gear? We’ve got you covered

  • Shoes $6
  • Harness $5

Rent gear at the front desk when you visit.

10-Pass

Share with your friends! Good for 18 months

  • Regular $198
  • Student* $162

*Valid Student Id required

Purchase when you visit or by calling 773-564-9815

Single Session

All access pass for your session

  • Regular $23
  • Student* $19

*Valid Student Id required

Gear Rental

Don’t have gear? We’ve got you covered

  • Shoes $6

Rent gear at the front desk when you visit.

10-Pass

Share with your friends! Good for 18 months

  • Regular $198
  • Student* $162

*Valid Student Id required

Purchase when you visit or by calling 312-285-2337

Single Session

All access pass for your session

  • Regular $21
  • Student* $17

*Valid Student Id required

Gear Rental

Don’t have gear? We’ve got you covered

  • Shoes $6

Rent gear at the front desk when you visit.

10-Pass

Share with your friends! Good for 18 months

  • Regular $198
  • Student* $162

*Valid Student Id required

Purchase when you visit or by calling 773-697-9743

Single Session

All access pass for your session

  • Regular $21
  • Student* $17

*Valid Student Id required

Gear Rental

Don’t have gear? We’ve got you covered

  • Shoes $6

Rent gear at the front desk when you visit.

10-Pass

Share with your friends! Good for 18 months

  • Regular $198
  • Student* $162

*Valid Student Id required

Purchase when you visit or by calling 773-275-1212

IMPORTANT: By registering for a session below, you affirm the following Health Declaration:

Health Declaration: I affirm that I am not experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or gastrointestinal issues), and to my knowledge, I have not had close contact (spending 15 or more minutes) with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibiting any of the above symptoms of COVID-19 over the past two weeks. I also affirm that I am not currently within a required quarantine period for qualifying travel to a state designated in the City of Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order.

You will be asked to reaffirm your health declaration when you arrive.

As part of the First Ascent community, we ask you to email healthreport@firstascentclimbing.com or call our confidential hotline at 312-801-4423 if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of your last visit to First Ascent so we can notify anyone who may have come in contact with you. Thanks for helping us keep the community healthy and climbing strong.

Please be respectful of other members and cancel your visit if you determine you are no longer able to attend between now and your scheduled visit. You can cancel up to 2 hours beforehand.

We look forward to climbing with you!