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The Missner Group and Baker Development break ground for First Ascent in Chicago

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The Missner Group President Barry Missner spoke at Thursday’s groundbreaking for the 25,000 square foot climbing gym on Chicago’s northwest side. Also in attendance were representatives from Baker Development and First Ascent. Completion is scheduled for First Quarter 2015.

The Missner Group, LLC and joint-venture partner, Baker Development Corporation (BDC), announced the groundbreaking of the new 25,000 square foot fitness facility for First Ascent at 3516 N. Spaulding in Chicago.

The Missner Group, LLC and joint-venture partner, Baker Development Corporation (BDC), announced 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.