First Ascent Climbing - Multiple Locations

Make Your First Indoor Rock Climb

Open Daily

  • 1 All-Day Bouldering Pass with Full Gear Rental - Valid Only For Uptown
  • 1 All-Day Bouldering Pass with Full Gear Rental - Valid Only For Uptown
  • 1 All-Day Bouldering Pass with Full Gear Rental - Valid Only For Uptown

The Deal

About The Deal
  • YOUR DEAL: $19 for one all-day bouldering pass & full gear rental - Uptown only ($26 value)
  • YOUR INTRODUCTION: $39 for one Learn The Ropes Class & one Return Session - Avondale only ($73 value)
  • YOUR EDUCATION: $69 for one Learn The Ropes Class & three Return Sessions - Avondale only ($129 value)
What We Love
  • THE WALLS: Sustained overhangs, roofs, slabs, and cracks up to 60 ft. tall
  • THE TRAINING: System Boards, Campus Boards, Fitness Equipment, Yoga Studio, and Slackline for you
  • THE SERVICE: There are Full-Service Locker Rooms, Group Use Space, a Cafe, and Pro Shop
More Information

When & Where

Open Daily

Multiple Locations

First Ascent - Avondale

3516 N Spaulding Ave

Chicago, IL 60618


Click here for Avondale Hours

Click here to register for Learn The Ropes

First Ascent - Uptown

4718 N Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640


Click here for Uptown Hours

Make your first climb the best climb with First Ascent Climbing. With two locations in Chicago, First Ascent's is ready to take you to the top. Whether you're a new climber or looking for some practice before you free climb Mt. Rushmore, First Ascent has the walls you're looking for. This community built and community focused set of gyms will keep you going. It doesn't matter if you're looking for exercise, practice, or thrills, First Ascent has what you're looking for.

Need to Know

Tickets Valid
Expires September 2, 2024 at 8:55 AM CDT
Expiration dates may be extended upon request
Redeeming Vouchers

Step #1:

Purchase this deal from Rush49 and receive a unique RushPass via email. You can also access your voucher at any time from your Rush49 account.

Step #2:

Please print out and take your vouchers to First Ascent Climbing. 

For Learn The Ropes registration:

You MUST fill out a waiver prior to climbing. You can do this online:

Fine Print
  • This deal is non-refundable
  • Valid only of the option purchased
  • Waiver is required prior to climbing
  • Return Sessions expire three-months after Intro Class
  • Learn the Ropes class requires registration in advance; it is recommended to sign up as soon as possible
  • Learn The Ropes requires ages 14 and up

Promotional value expires September 2, 2024 at 8:55 AM CDT



The Business

First Ascent is a locally grown, world class, community-focused climbing gym right here in Chicago. Climbers in the city have needed a gym like this for years. We are thrilled to introduce First Ascent - a gym dedicated to climbers new and experienced - built from the ground up with the collective power and support of Chicago climbers. Thanks to all of you who made First Ascent possible.

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