Moss Rock Preserve Trail Day April 6th

April 2nd, 2014

Come help The North Face and First Avenue Rocks clean up one of Birmingham’s best natural playgrounds!


DUAL DUEL Bouldering Competition

January 28th, 2014


Christmas and New Year’s Hours

December 20th, 2013

First Ave. will be closed on Tuesday the 24th for Christmas Eve, Wednesday the 25th for Christmas, Tuesday the 31st for New Year’s Eve, and Wednesday the 1st for New Year’s Day. Enjoy the holidays.

Spring 2014 After-School Program Dates

December 20th, 2013

The Spring 2014 After-School Program sessions meet Monday and Wednesday from 4:30pm-6:30pm. This program is appropriate for kids ages 8-14. Participants will be provided with a drink and snack. A $100 deposit is due at the time of booking. Drop by the shop or give us a call to register your child! 205.320.2277



This session meets Monday and Wednesday for 6 weeks. Ages 8-14

January: 20, 22, 27, 29

February: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Members $200.

Non-Members $270 ‚Äď includes 2 month membership.


This session meets Monday and Wednesday for 6 weeks. Ages 8-14

March: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19

April: 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23

Members $200.

Non-Members $270 ‚Äď includes 2 month membership.

*we can accommodate older children in this program.  Contact us for more information.


Winter Sale Through December 15th

December 7th, 2013

Save 20% off all gear, guide books, clothing, and more during our Winter Sale. Save even more with your first Ave membership!
Winter Sale

Thanksgiving Hours

November 26th, 2013

First Ave will be closed on Thursday the 28th and Friday the 29th for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the food. We will re-open Saturday the 30th with regular hours.

The forecast for climbing on Friday looks amazing!wild t

Reel Rock 8 & the 20th Anniversary of the SCC at Good People Brewing

October 22nd, 2013

The 8th installment of the Reel Rock Film Tour is coming to Birmingham on Thursday, November 14th at Good People Brewing Company.

We will also be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Southeastern Climbers Coalition!

Admission is a $5 suggested donation to the SCC, earmarked for Hospital Boulders.

There will be¬†a live auction for gear including an REI tent, Asana crash pad, and much more.¬†The show will begin at 6:30pm, so don’t be late!

Brought to you by Alabama Outdoors, First Avenue Rocks, Asana Climbing and the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

For more information, updates, and to RSVP see our Facebook Event Page.

Labor Day Hours

August 29th, 2013

The gym only be open on Monday, September 2nd from 11am-3pm for Labor Day. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!

Comp Results

June 27th, 2013

Big thanks to everyone who came out and participated at the competition. We raised 558$ to help pay for Hospital Boulders. Make sure you support our sponsors, Alabama Outdoors, The Southeastern Climbers Coalition, REI, Asana, La Sportiva, Five Ten, and First Ave.



1. Garrett Whitson 945
2. Alaina Scales 626
3. Gus Colvin 462
4. Alex Thomas 123

Female Beginner

1. Stephanie Wall 1095
2. Alyssa Horton 1064
3. Laura Buckner 788
4. Bailey Mills 712
5. Kat Sweatt 635
6. Christen Lewis 554
7. Abby Winther 363

Male Beginner

1. Alan Drennen 1283
2. Jace Brewster 1174
3. Neil Hardy 1017
4. Marco Huerta 959
5. John Darby 949
6. Richard Moore 892
7. Stew Moore 867

Female Intermediate

1. Melissa Camp 1524
2. Rachel Robinson 1470
3. Amie Traylor 1363
4. Amanda Maze 1235

Male Intermediate

1. Adam Brookins 2164
2. Kevin Rippey 2146
3. Paul Webb 1957
4. Ben Lowe 1887
5. Graham Travers 1784
6. Cory Brewster 1737
7. Justin Davenport 1701
8. Andrew Davenport 1648
9. Sean Pool 1646
10. Austen Sims 1497
11. Evan Travers 1403
12. Luke Bllodworth 1301
13. George Evans 1292
14. Andrew Davis 1270
15. Turbo Shiflett 1139
16. Clayton Colvin 1012

Mens Advanced

1. Ross Blaising 2394
2. Joseph Watters 2338
3. Scotty Feltman 2121
4. Will Hightower 1858

Mens Open

1. Michael Rosato 3026
2. Sam Latone 2714
3. Stacy Leger 2419

First Ave Will Be Closed For Competition 6/18-6/22

June 18th, 2013

Just a reminder; If you have a project up you’d better send it today because tonight, at 6pm, we close and they are all coming down. Comp setting starts tonight!

First Ave will remain closed from June 18 at 6 pm until June 22 at 6 pm.

Prizes from the SCC, REI, PMI, La Sportiva, Five Ten, Asana, and the guys at Alabama Outdoors have been showing up all week. There is still time to sign up

The comp is 25$ to compete, free to watch.¬†For those of you not competing, we will be hosting a live auction to help the SCC raise money to pay for Alabama’s newest climber owned crag, Hospital Boulders.

We will re open on Sunday, June 23 with regular hours.