9/22/11 - Our lifelong dream has been to open a climbing facility focused on community growth through a unique climbing experience.
Now, after two challenging years of preparation, we would like to invite you to celebrate with us as we unveil Climb So iLL, St. Louis’ premier indoor rock climbing gym. Our night will begin with an open house at the gym, giving you a first-hand look at the construction phase of the Power Plant building.
Once you have finished exploring, move next door to the Palladium for the evening’s entertainment. We have been fortunate enough to build partnerships with several local businesses. Our neighbors, the Palladium and Butler’s Pantry, have graciously provided the space and hors d'oeuvres. Schlafly will be on hand serving their hand crafted brews, and with their no-waste initiative, all glass bottles will be recycled.
So iLL Holds will be in the house showcasing their freshest grips, life-size climbing features, crash pads, and hangboards. The highlight of the night is Tennyson Tanner’s film, A Closer Look. This video captures the Climb So iLL journey, from concept to construction. In addition to this piece, we will be screening select footage from our friends at Big Up Productions, Chuck Fryberger Films, and Camp 4 Collective.
Following the film premiere, performers from Bumbershoot Aerial Arts will showcase their acrobatics while being suspended in mid-air. During this time, you will have the opportunity to socialize with new friends and old. This is our dream, this is our passion, and we’re excited to share it with you. Change is on the way…
P.S. Did we mention it’s free?