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Continuing on their path of building more than just an indoor climbing gym, this Chicago location marks the expansion of BKB westward to deliver their third entry into a major metropolitan area. With this facility and the two before it, Brooklyn Boulders has not only proven, but refined their model for success. The Chicago population had a major need for a new type of workout facility that embodied and aligned with all of their interests; and BKB delivered in a big way. Providing a climbing community for urban populations is what BKB has mastered and continued to tackle, but they won’t settle for anything short of stellar since they have set the bar so high with their previous locations. This BKB facility located in the über-trendy West Loop neighborhood of Chicago specifically features a 25,000 sq. ft. of climbing, a multitude of training and yoga classes, a super-sized community workspace, as well as corporate team-building space.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: One thing you can expect with BKB is a climbing gym experience like no other. Conceived from the ground up, their climbing facilities offer their customers a community that speaks to their lifestyle interests beyond the sports they take part in.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: Group yoga is in session and occasionally held on a section of the route flooring to accommodate all that join. Climbers need not worry however, there is plenty of climbing space for all even when this is taking place.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: This wide-angle shot shows a large section of the main climbing area, complete with BKB super-large logo and brand-specific red wall stains to accentuate the climbing wall design features.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: One really unique aspect about BKB Chicago is how they integrate beginner climbers within the facility. Due to the incredibly tall walls, BKB had the opportunity to design a rope-climbing mezzanine level which is right in the middle of all the action. Typically beginner areas are quarantined off in a gym, creating more of an intimidating relationship between climber and climbing areas. Not here. Just another reason why BKB is community-driven.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: One of the bouldering areas has distinct ridges both vertical and horizontal to visually break up the space, but using ARC wall construction still remains super flowy and part of a bigger overall bouldering system.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: Even the front desk got special Vertical Solutions treatment with a custom design that matches the motif throughout. Exposed hardwood roof beams tie the whole facility together, and the view you get upon entering this facility is a knock-out. Exactly what you want your customers to see every time they walk through your doors.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: Another angle of the unique bouldering wall customers are first greeted with upon entry to BKB. These are ARC walls with a unique aesthetic and give visitors a glimpse of what to expect throughout the facility.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: When you go with a custom designed ARC wall system for your gym, you immediately set your gym apart from the competition using traditional geometric wall systems. Our curved ARC walls can be the perfect backdrop for a community event, just like this one at BKB.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: More efficient use of an inspirational space by BKB and Vertical Solutions - A breakout yoga class atop the mezzanine where bouldering takes place below. Details like this handcrafted hardwood top-rail on the ARC bouldering wall is just one of the many things that can set your gym apart from the rest.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: Distinct and purposeful argyle pattern is more than evident here on these custom ARC walls made for BKB.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: Another view of the attention-grabbing custom-stained birch hardwood walls at BKB.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: BKB has unmistakeable branding amongst their gyms, as seen here with this giant painted logo sitting atop the tallest walls.
Brooklyn Boulders - Chicago: One example of BKBs professional work spaces that gives visitors more reasons than just climbing to visit and stay. These areas are built for people to work comfortably or collaborate on team work, and incorporate physical activity more regularly throughout their routines.