Let's climb, Peoria!

First Ascent Peoria is the first full service climbing gym in Peoria, Illinois. We opened in January of 2019 with a mission to spread the love of climbing in the heart of Illinois. Our 20,000 square foot facility features an exciting adaptive reuse of a steel supply warehouse in Peoria’s Historic Warehouse District and is the culmination of a partnership between local Peoria climbers and First Ascent Climbing & Fitness.

Built by climbers for climbers of all ability levels, First Ascent Peoria offers incredible climbing terrain with climbs set for new climbers and seasoned veterans alike, a dedicated yoga studio with a full schedule of yoga classes, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, the instruction you need to reach the next level, a family-friendly atmosphere, and a warm, welcoming community that will make you feel right at home.

We look forward to climbing with you!


We believe in the continued growth of Peoria and are excited to contribute new energy to the Historic Warehouse District.


Our facilities provide a fantastic experience, whether you’re new to climbing or you’ve been climbing for years. Come enjoy incredible climbing terrain with climbs set for all ability levels, and a full suite of amenities that will quickly make First Ascent your third place.


First Ascent is home to a strong, diverse, welcoming community. We make it our number one priority to serve you with genuine hospitality and foster a supportive atmosphere for all people.

Ready to climb to new heights?