In January of 1994, Chris and Pam Schmick purchased Upper Limits in Peru, Illinois with the intention to move the gym to a larger location. They had just been married in November 1993 when they discovered that Upper Limits, their local climbing gym, was up for sale. With no immediate plans pending, they decided that they would go out on a limb and look into the possibility of a purchase. They were able to obtain a loan from Chris’s grandmother and worked out the details of the purchase with the previous owners. Before they knew it they were the proud owners of a small, but high class, racquetball court climbing gym.