First Visit

Climb So iLL features several different climbing areas,
each one specifically designed to accommodate varying
levels of experience and ability.

Kids' Night

Kids' Night is a great way for young climbers to get
involved. Register online, and drop your climber off for
2 hours of supervised climbing activities and games.

So iLL Showdown

The Showdown combines the athleticism of a traditional
Redpoint competition with a final feats-of-strength
Showdown among the event's top six performers.

Youth Team

The aim of Climb So iLL's Youth Team is to raise young
individuals as responsible members of the community
and to produce disciplined athletes.


BETA Fund exists to protect outdoor resources
in the Midwest for the purposes of recreational rock
climbing and hiking.


Climb So iLL: Grounded in experience. Dedicated to community.

We believe that real change begins with passionate individuals who are dedicated to serving their communities. Climb So iLL is a St. Louis urban destination aimed at educating, challenging, and inspiring individuals through a unique indoor rock climbing experience. Join us, and connect to your community.

A Closer Look

From concept to construction, follow along with the Climb So iLL team as we breathe life back into the historic City Hospital Power Plant.

1. Fill Out Waiver

Everyone who enters the facility must fill out a waiver. Fill it out in advance to get climbing faster.

2. Check the FAQ

The FAQ contains answers to the most commonly questions asked by our first-time visitors.

3. Get Climbing

Climb So iLL is located in a historic power plant building just south of downtown St. Louis.

2015 Showdown: Anna’s Story

2015 Showdown: Anna’s Story

April 2015

Make Your Own Holds

Make Your Own Holds

April 2014

Route Setting

Route Setting

December 2012

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

October 2011

"The customer service at this place is top tier. I have to imagine if other places are a Hampton Inn, this place is the Bellagio. If you've always wanted to give climbing a shot, but have been too nervous... just get to this place."

− Angela

"I could say it's a great gym, but it's more like an awesome adult playground where cool kids go to hang out. The staff are upbeat, friendly, helpful, and most importantly, genuinely welcome to newcomers."

− Catherine

"Learning how to climb at Climb So iLL brought me back from the dead. This place clears your mind. Come here for the endorphins, stay for the empowerment."

− Matt

"Upon walking in you will be greeted with friendly faces. I don't think anyone in this place is unhappy. As a newb, you will feel instantly comfortable. If you have never tried indoor climbing, this would be a great gym to start at."

− Joselyn