• Bond With Your Team at 3 Climbing Wall Facilities Around Chicagoland

    For those about to rock. 

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    Brooklyn Boulders

BROOKLYN BOULDERS
For groups, arts-inspired Brooklyn Boulders in the West Loop offers introto-climbing classes, private meeting spaces and a variety of team-building activities that focus on skills like communication, perception and trust. The facility has also hosted an impressive spectrum of events, including Red Bull launches and drag shows. 617.816.4946

FIRST ASCENT
First Ascent’s Block 37 location in the Loop is a popular spot for corporate team-building activities. So much so, in fact, that the facility has developed a series of intensive problem-solving programs that can be tailored to engage each group to improve communication, trust and leadership. 773.564.9815

VERTICAL ENDEAVORS
This location in Glendale Heights is one of the largest climbing wall facilities in the U.S., meaning plenty of space and options for groups. Crews can take private lessons, meet in breakout rooms, try out the New Heights teambuilding program or rent out a section of auto-belay machines after hours for a more independent experience. 630.784.9000

Jennifer Dalsbo, recreation sales manager for Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, just north of the Illinois border in Wisconsin, shares her best advice for planning a golf outing for a group.

 

Z BAR, the globally inspired cocktail lounge atop The Peninsula overlooking Michigan Avenue, offers customized batch cocktails for groups in an upscale, but relaxed atmosphere. The individual responsible for dreaming up and preparing these communal beverages is Vlad Novikov, who’s official title is director of cocktails and culture. Novikov’s travels frequently inform his mixology.

 

An unusual "glass" makes this drink the hit of any event.