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. The Steel Shop has multiple auto belays, designated bouldering areas (which do not require the use of ropes), and classes designed to teach you rope skills and climbing movement.

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 she or he 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 multiple 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 to the south and west of the building.

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. The Steel Shop has multiple auto belays, designated bouldering areas (which do not require the use of ropes), and classes designed to teach you rope skills and climbing movement.

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 multiple 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.

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.

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 to the south and west of the building.