Chicago | December 2, 2014 9:00 am

Where to Get Your Rocks Off

Brooklyn Boulders: Chicago’s new home of bouldering

By The Editors

Throughout history, humans have made great strides when they’ve mashed two things together to make one awesome product.

Combining The Beatles and Jay Z led to The Grey Album, and pairing opposable thumbs with beer makes you drunk.

Applying that philosophy to rock climbing and offices: Brooklyn Boulders, Chicago’s first full-service rock climbing gym with a collaborative workspace, newly opened and accepting members now.

Coming by way of — you guessed it — Brooklyn, BKB preach that your work productivity benefits greatly from an active lifestyle.

To wit: two buildings (watch the build-out here) that house towering walls handcrafted from Baltic birch, with varied climb routes that cater to tenderfoots and seasoned wall-scalers alike.

Summits here: up to 55 feet.

Or you can stay grounded with classes and a full fitness center: rowing machines, bikes and a full rig and rack.

Once you’ve nailed down the workout regimen, hit the co-working space, where you’ll find balance-ball chairs, standing desks and treadmill desktops. Everything needed to allay the active mind.

Plus: a lounge area with GoldenEye for N64.

So, a good place to climb and, you know, hang out.

Nota bene: Brooklyn Boulders is currently putting finishing touches on the collaborative workspace, which will be finished in time for its grand opening on December 13th. Stay updated here.