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Upper Limits Indoor Rock Climb Bloomington

Where is it at?

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Upper Limits Indoor Rock Climb
1304 W. Washington St.
Bloomington
IL
61701
Tel: 309 829 8255

Directions

Upper Limits is located in the central Illinois town of Bloomington just a few blocks from Interstate Highways 55, 39, and 74. Take I-74/I-55 to Market St. exit #160. Turn right at the Wendys/Pilot gas station on Brown. Turn left on Washington. We are ahead on the right.

Where are we going today?

Upper Limits has something for everyone. We have many different rooms and areas for a total of more than 20,000 square feet of climbing surface making us one of the largest climbing gyms in North America. Our numerous climbs range from beginner climbs to routes that will challenge the most advanced climbers.

At 30' tall the main area includes slab, aretes, roofs, dihedrals, cracks, and the wave wall. The silos are 65 ft. tall. Three are round and two are uniquely shaped featuring stem and chimney type climbs. Each silo contains eight or nine topropes and all routes are leadable. THere is also a massive multi-level bouldering cave and training area.

Also offered is a 110 ft. outdoor wall with toproped and leadable routes in the summer, plus outdoor bouldering area with more than 1,700 square feet of climbing surface: both lit for climbing at night.

And if you're feeling really daring take an elevator ride to the top and rappel 120 ft. off the top of the building!

Facilities include showers, lockers, water fountain, pop and snack machines, lounge, rest rooms, world-class pro shop, and complete gear rentals.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFrom $15
  • ChildrenFrom $12
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4pm to 10pm; Tuesday and Thursday 12 noon to 10pm; Saturday 10am to 10p

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Classes and programs are available for every age and type of group..

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Some refreshments available..

Any Top Tips?

Costs will vary depending on how much equipment you have yourself, prices quoted are for basic without rentals..

More information

All Climbers MUST have a waiver on file before climbing. Anyone under 18 MUST have waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. .

What people are saying?

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    I love Upper Limits! I usually come in the day time during the week when it is less crowded. It does get crowded at night, which isn't my cup of tea. The membership is great, about 30$ a month for unlimited climbing. They always change the climbing routes so there is something new almost every time I visit. And the staff is the best! Nothing but helpful, and willing to suggest tips to improve your skills.

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    My girlfriend lost a really expensive ring in there, and when we came back to look for it they had it waiting for us at the front desk. One of the employees found it and turned it in. Thank you so much!

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    This gym is pretty rad. I love it so much more than the west county gym, which smells too clean. I climb so well. My favorite part about this gym definitely has to be the staff, specifically that guy David....so cool. Check this place out, for sure.

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    The beginner class is relatively short, but informative enough to climb safely with your partner. The staff was friendly and the instructor was polite and helpful if you couldn't figure something out. The place got a bit crowded, and there weren't as many beginner climber runs. Overall we had fun and would recommend an afternoon here.

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    In town for the weekend, my boyfriend and I visited this gym today for the first time. We liked most everything except kids, anywhere in age from 5-12, were running around everywhere! Some had no supervision and were scaling the walls as they pleased, crossing over open ropes and cutting in front of us as we were roping up to climb. The downstairs portion of the gym is a pretty big in size but felt very cramped and uneasy with so many kids running around. Meanwhile, the upstairs portion seemed perfectly sized for children! Back home, our gym has...Read More

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by Nadine Bouchard

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In town for the weekend, my boyfriend and I visited this gym today for the first time. We liked most everything except kids, anywhere in age from 5-12, were running around everywhere! Some had no supervision and were scaling the walls as they pleased, crossing over open ropes and cutting in front of us as we were roping up to climb. The downstairs portion of the gym is a pretty big in size but felt very cramped and uneasy with so many kids running around. Meanwhile, the upstairs portion seemed perfectly sized for children! Back home, our gym has designated open gym times for kids which is nice...

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