Ascend Pittsburgh - District 3

Ascend Pittsburgh

Business Name: Ascend Pittsburgh , Alex Burnstein

Business Location: 2141 Mary Street, South Side

As Pittsburgh's newest and premiere indoor rock climbing facility ASCEND embodies the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of Pittsburgh in 2018. By redeveloping an empty warehouse facility into a world-class climbing gym over the course of several years of financial planning and construction management, the ASCEND team demonstrates what is possible with perseverance, direction, and vision. Through their hard work, and financing through regional Community Development Financial Institution The Progress Fund, they’ve created the region's premier facility.

Located on Pittsburgh's South Side in the former Duquesne Brewery the facility has sweeping views of Oakland, Downtown, and the South Side Flats.

While Ascend has become a go-to for indoor climbers across the region, they stay in touch with their community and neighboring businesses through the South Side Chamber of Commerce, a neighborhood group that help businesses address district wide problems and advocate for shared needs as a group.