Happening at ASCEND

Earth Week 2021

Celebrate Earth Day by taking action with ASCEND all week long. From activities, to education, to fundraising, to getting your hands (and toes) dirty.

Climb Outside

The 2021 guiding schedule has something for everyone, beginners to advanced climbers. Register now!

Summer Camp

Growing stronger kids through climbing, yoga, games, and more! Pittsburgh + Youngstown | June + July + August

Steel Town Throw Down Series '20-21

Qualifier #1-3 results, May 6th-8th Qualifier #4 registration, and June semi-finals + finals information.

Affinity Sessions

Join ASCEND as we celebrate our diverse communities! Rotating twice a month between our BIPOC and QFTW (Queer, Femme, Trans, Women) communities.

ASCEND To Go

Check out our virtual yoga and fitness classes!

Boulder Basics

Brand new to bouldering? Still need some pointers? Go beyond our walkthrough with a guided bouldering session.
First Visit?

Looking for some guidance on how to get started? Don't worry - we've got you covered! Just follow these helpful links or head toward the Visiting ASCEND page for all the information you need.

Sign the Online Waiver
COVID 19 Precuations
Get Answers in the FAQs
Welcome to ASCEND Climbing!

ASCEND Climbing is the proud operator of two facilities, ASCEND Pittsburgh and ASCEND Youngstown!

ASCEND Pittsburgh is a bouldering-centric climbing facility featuring Walltopia climbing walls surrounded by Flashed flooring, all housed within an expansive second floor space with a panoramic view of the city from Pittsburgh's Southside. Beyond bouldering, ASCEND offers roped climbing on a 24-foot-tall wall featuring 20 climbing stations with a mix of auto-belays and top-ropes. Cross-training is also a big part of ASCEND, so be sure to explore climbing-specific training and fitness equipment or drop in on one of our yoga or fitness classes. In addition to climbing, fitness, and yoga, visitors can also enjoy use of child watch services, concessions, locker rooms with showers, and numerous spaces to relax, study, or work. To get a better understanding of the space, please take a 360 tour or visit our YouTube channel.

ASCEND Youngstown, formerly known as Transcend Bouldering Lounge until brought into the ASCEND Climbing family on November 5, 2019 features bouldering with limited fitness equipment. Soon, we'll be adding more equipment, and fitness and yoga classes, as well as adult and youth programming. Keep your eyes peeled for more!

- The ASCEND Team