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The Missner Group and Baker Development Break Ground for First Ascent in Chicago


(Skokie, Illinois) – The Missner Group, LLC and joint-venture partner, Baker Development Corporation (BDC), is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the new 25,000 square foot fitness facility for First Ascent at 3516 N. Spaulding in Chicago. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

First Ascent is a local, community-focused climbing gym catering to climbers of all levels throughout Chicago. The new building, constructed by The Missner Group, will feature climbing, yoga and fitness facilities. The facility will include a 60’ high climbing area with Walltopia-designed climbing terrain; top rope and lead walls with overhangs, roofs, slabs and cracks; 5,000 square feet of stand-alone bouldering with caves, prows and overhangs; and a yoga studio. In addition, The Missner Group will construct a 7,000 square foot mezzanine for a training center with system boards and slacklines as well as a full-body fitness area. The center will also include a café, pro-shop, locker rooms and community spaces.


About First Ascent LLC

First Ascent Climbing and Fitness is dedicated to building world-class climbing gyms in the Chicagoland area.  As a locally grown business, funded by Chicago area rock climbers, First Ascent is focused on growing vibrant communities focused on a passion for fitness and climbing.   For more information, please visit, or


About The Missner Group

The Missner Group, headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, provides comprehensive and integrated real estate development and construction services throughout the Chicagoland and Midwestern markets. The firm, established in 1945, has completed more than $900 million in construction projects, and has orchestrated the development of more than seven million square feet of commercial and industrial real estate. For more information, please visit




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