Road Trip!!!! Let's Climb So Ill!

Let's road trip it to St Louis and check out this gym!  Chris and Adam have already been there. 

Climb So Ill is a brand new climbing gym in downtown St Louis.  Here is their mission statement:

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

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

If you have your own gear, it will cost you $15 for an all day pass.  They have gear to rent if you don't have your own.  I cannot do justice to this facility in this write up.  Please follow the links to see what this gym has to offer.

Please check out their site on the web:

http://climbsoill.com/

Here is their FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/ClimbSoiLL

This meetup is open for suggestions as to what else you want to do.  Do you want a day trip only?  Do you want to spend the night somewhere in St Louis.  Give me feedback!  Help me plan this!

Climbers do so at their own risk!!!!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun. I've always enjoyed climbing trees, so this for me was a wonderland. Fun, challenging, new. I only wish I had the strength to climb more. I think I prefer outdoors, but it was exciting all the same.

    August 26, 2012

  • Diane P.

    What a great gym!!!!! What a great time!

    August 25, 2012

  • Diane P.

    We are on our way.

    August 25, 2012

  • Linda C.

    In the walmart parking lot. White Honda accord with Thule rack

    August 25, 2012

  • Catherine C.

    Mine is[masked] if you just want to text me yours.

    August 25, 2012

  • Catherine C.

    Diane, can you or someone else give me your cell number so we can meet up in STL?

    August 25, 2012

  • Linda C.

    I'm day tripping and have extra room

    August 24, 2012

  • Scott

    That'd be great. Any clue what the gas split will run? Sorry, I'm just living in Brokelyn right now, so I've gotta budget closely. Also, is the plan to head right back after the day of climbing?

    August 24, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Scott, yes we have space. We are meeting at Walmart on north glenstone and Kearney at 8:30 am.

    August 24, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Does everyone have their rides lined up? There is a note on the climb So Ill web site about not leaving any valuables in your cars. We are in the downtown area, so be careful!!

    August 24, 2012

    • Scott

      I'd love to go, but can't afford to drive my truck... Unfortunately I'm betting it's too short of notice to find a ride... Anyone have extra space?

      August 24, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Since we are heading east, let's meet at the Wal-mart super center at Glenstone and Kearney.

    August 24, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Yes, be there by 8:30.

    August 24, 2012

  • Linda C.

    Diane I'd like to convoy with u guys. Not so great at navigating. Meet at Cracker barrell parking lot?

    August 24, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Yes, just meet at the gym around noon.

    August 24, 2012

  • Katie P.

    Linda, we have room for another person, but we are staying the night at my sister's. I'm guessing you are wanting to head back home in the evening?
    Diane, we are meeting at So Ill at noon then?

    August 24, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Linda, my car is full, but if no one else offers then you can take one of mine.

    August 24, 2012

  • Linda C.

    Paul's had to cancel due to slower surgery recovery so I'd like to carpool. Will ran with another and chip in on gas or we can take my car and share gas costs

    August 24, 2012

  • Diane P.

    I have obligations for Sunday, so I'm doing a day trip only. I'll be returning Saturday night.

    August 22, 2012

  • Catherine C.

    Not sure if anyone is staying the night, but thought I would pass along this info...Just went on priceline and typed in $70 for a 4-star hotel downtown and got the Marriott Union Station (which is on Expedia for $120). So if you are staying, you may try it:)

    August 21, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Tim, it's $4 to rent shoes for the day. You should go to Big Rock tonight or Wednesday night and get belay certified. We have a discount, just $8 for gear rental and admission.

    August 20, 2012

    • Diane P.

      Scott, the gym is supposed to ask you if you know how and then offer the $5 test.

      August 21, 2012

    • Scott

      Well, that sucks for my wallet... Oh well, I wasn't broke at that point and it helps support the gym so no worries, I'm glad to help them out... But saving money Is always nice :P

      August 21, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Tim, you will need to take the belay class that costs $25. If you want to climb first to make sure you like it, you can just pay the $8 fee and try it out first.

    August 21, 2012

  • David H.

    If you already know how to belay it costs $5 to certify. If you need to take the class it's $25. You shouldn't have to make an appointment as they usually take walk ins.

    August 20, 2012

  • Diane P.

    When someone is climbing with a top rope, the belayer operates the rope to keep the climber safe.

    August 20, 2012

  • Diane P.

    I have an extra harness that you can use. You would need to rent climbing shoes.

    August 20, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Tim, the day pass at the gym is only $15. You can ride with me.

    August 20, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Scott, thanks for getting the discussion started! Yes, what are your plans?

    August 19, 2012

  • Catherine C.

    Haven't made hotel plans yet.

    August 19, 2012

  • Catherine C.

    I am bringing my son and probably driving up Saturday morning. We are staying and going to Six Flags on Sunday and driving back Sunday night. We have room for two or three people if anyone is interested in doing the same to save on gas.

    August 19, 2012

  • Scott

    What plans does everyone have for travel? Like is everyone going up friday night or saturday morning? Staying all weekend or heading back saturday night? Etc.

    August 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll can only be a spectator this time since it will only be 4 days after a surgery for me.

    July 30, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Yes, I will move this to the 25th as soon as I get a chance.

    July 30, 2012

  • Scott

    I thought this was getting moved to the 25th?

    July 29, 2012

  • Linda C.

    Aug 25 works for me

    July 26, 2012

  • David H.

    I'm a brokey mcbrokerson at the moment so waiting till the 25th won't make me cry much.

    July 26, 2012

  • Catherine C.

    I'm in for the 25yh

    July 26, 2012

  • Katie P.

    I don't care enough about the competition to miss this, but it's up to you.

    July 26, 2012

  • Diane P.

    I can't make that weekend either Jonathan. August 25th is open.

    July 26, 2012

  • Jonathan

    I've already made plans for the 12th but maybe after the next Horseshoe trip would work...

    July 26, 2012

  • Adam A.

    dang, google deal sold out!
    So ill should give us the same deal!

    July 26, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Big rock climbing gym has scheduled a climbing competition in the gym for this weekend. Some of you may want to do that instead of this trip. Would anyone object to postponing this meetup?

    July 26, 2012

  • Catherine C.

    Boo! Can't go this weekend. If anyone is interested in mtg for the next let me know!

    July 21, 2012

  • Scott

    Still works for me, but you probably need to sign up for a google offers account... Should be http://offers.google.com

    July 8, 2012

  • Diane P.

    Thanks Scott for posting that deal. I can't seem to get the link to work, can you get it to work?

    July 8, 2012

  • Scott

    This place is sweet. It's in a former power plant, so you can imagine what it's like. They also have a deal on Google Offers STL that gets you a day pass with full gear and a return day pass all for just $19 instead of the normal $40ish.

    Link:

    ( https://www.google.com/offers/m?utm_source=google-offers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-offer#details/9a523aafb5bab195/RXAMRMI72XY5Z0MS )

    July 7, 2012

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