I have never climbed before. Do I need any previous experience to participate?

While previous experience may offer you more options, it is not necessary. Climb So iLL has 6 auto belays, designated bouldering areas (which do not require the use of ropes), and classes designed to teach you rope skills and climbing movement.

How tall are the walls at Climb So iLL?

Climb So iLL has five distinct areas, each one featuring different angles and heights ranging from 20 to 50+ feet.

I don’t have my own equipment. Does your facility provide or rent equipment?

Yes, Climb So iLL rents climbing equipment. Visit our First Visit page for detailed pricing.

What is belaying?

Belaying is the act of safely managing the rope for the climber. The belayer is responsible for the climber’s safety as he or she ascends the wall. In the event of a fall, the belayer secures the climber by holding the rope. In order to belay in the facility, a Climb So iLL team member must verify your ability to belay correctly.

Your website says that the facility has 6 auto belays. What are auto belays?

The auto belay is an alternative to top rope belaying. Auto belays allow individuals who are not belay certified the opportunity to climb the main walls in the gym. This device slowly lowers the climber to the ground in the event of a fall. They are also a great option for climbers who are visiting the facility without a partner. No experience is necessary, but a brief tutorial is required to use the auto belay.

Do I need to sign a waiver or release form?

Yes, every participant must sign a liability waiver in order to climb in our facility. Individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent or court-appointed legal guardian sign for them.

Do I need to sign a new waiver each time I visit?

No, this form only needs to be filled out once. The gym will keep a copy of your waiver on file.

Are there any age restrictions or requirements at your facility?

There are no age restrictions to climb. Climbers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Do you have climbing options for children?

The climbing gym is suitable for all ages.  We offer party packages, programs, and other activities for children.  In addition, our climbing walls are designed for individuals of all ages and skill levels.

Is parking available at your facility?

Yes, free parking is available in the lot located on the west side of the building. Street parking is also available near the facility.

Is Downtown safe?

Downtown St. Louis faces the same challenges that other cities face. There are a few things you can do to significantly reduce your chances of becoming a victim of a crime.

Do not leave valuables in your car.

Park in a well-lit area.

Roll up windows and lock your vehicle.

Be aware of your surroundings.

What is Climb So iLL?

Climb So iLL is St. Louis’ premier indoor rock climbing facility. We offer classes, group events, memberships, and other services. Climb So iLL also has a pro shop featuring an extensive lineup of climbing equipment.

I have never climbed before. Do I need any previous experience to participate?

While previous experience may offer you more options, it is not necessary. Climb So iLL has 6 auto belays, designated bouldering areas (which do not require the use of ropes), and classes designed to teach you rope skills and climbing movement.

Your website says that the facility has 6 auto belays. What are auto belays?

The auto belay is a device that slowly lowers the climber to the ground in the event of a fall. Auto belays allow individuals who are not belay certified the opportunity to climb the main walls in the gym. They are also a great option for climbers who are visiting the facility without a partner. No experience is necessary, but a brief tutorial is required to use the auto belay.

Where are you located, and what are your hours?

We are located in Downtown St. Louis near Interstates 44 and 55. For maps, directions, and hours of operation, visit Location and Hours.

Is parking available at your facility?

Yes, free parking is available in the lot located on the west side of the building. Street parking is also available near the facility.

How tall are the walls at Climb So iLL?

Climb So iLL has five distinct areas, each one featuring different angles and heights ranging from 20 to 50+ feet.

Do I need to sign a waiver or release form?

Yes, every participant must sign a liability waiver in order to climb in our facility. Individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent or court-appointed legal guardian sign for them.

Do I need to sign a new waiver each time I visit?

No, this form only needs to be filled out once. The gym will keep a copy of your waiver on file.

How much does it cost to climb?

Climb So iLL offers monthly memberships, 10 Visit Punch Passes, and day passes. The cost of the day pass is $16 and grants entry into the gym for the entire day. This pass does not include rental equipment or instruction.

Find out more information on our First Visit and Join pages.

Are there any age restrictions or requirements at your facility?

There are no age restrictions to climb. Climbers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

I recently bought a 10 Visit Punch Pass. Can I share those passes with my friends and/or family?

Yes, your 10 Visit Punch Pass is flexible, but the owner of the pass must be present.

I don’t have my own equipment. Does your facility provide or rent equipment?

Yes, Climb So iLL rents climbing equipment. Visit our First Visit page for detailed pricing.

What is belaying?

Belaying is the act of safely managing the rope for the climber. The belayer is responsible for the climber’s safety as he or she ascends the wall. In the event of a fall, the belayer secures the climber by holding the rope. In order to belay in the facility, a Climb So iLL team member must verify your ability to belay correctly.

Is Downtown safe?

Downtown St. Louis faces the same challenges that other cities face. There are a few things you can do to significantly reduce your chances of becoming a victim of a crime.

Do not leave valuables in your car.
Park in a well-lit area.
Roll up windows and lock your vehicle.
Be aware of your surroundings.

Do you have climbing options for children?

The climbing gym is suitable for all ages.  We offer party packages, programs, and other activities for children.  In addition, our climbing walls are designed for individuals of all ages and skill levels.