First Ascent Climbing & Fitness



About Us

At First Ascent Climbing & Fitness, we're on a mission to share our love for climbing with everyone, to connect people through movement, and to create welcoming, uplifting spaces that strengthen minds, bodies, and communities.

Our Arlington Heights location is our largest yet, featuring world-class climbing terrain up to 55 ft tall with climbs set for all ability levels - from brand new climbers to season experts - climbing classes and programs to help you gain new skills and reach new heights,12,000 sf of fitness space with modern, commercial grade cardio, free weight, and functional equipment, 2 dedicated yoga studios and a group fitness studio with a full schedule of classes, 2 group event rooms with a separate climbing area for corporate teams and birthday parties, full locker rooms with showers and key code locks, co-working space with free WiFi, and a welcoming, supportive community vibe.

In short, First Ascent is adventure, fitness, community, and fun, all wrapped up in one. Let's climb, Arlington Heights!