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Onsight Rock Gym

5335 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 888-9123

info@onsightrockgym.com

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5335 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN, 37921

865-888-9123

Onsight Rock Gym is a brand new, world-class indoor rock climbing gym in Knoxville. Featuring over 12,000 sq feet of climbing surface and walls that soar over 50 feet tall, we are Knoxville's largest and tallest rock climbing gym. Onsight offers top rope/lead climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities as well as a wide array of programming for adults and youth. Onsight even has a separate climbing room for private parties and events. We are proud to be a part of Knoxville's community! 

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Illustrator and Climber Extraordinaire

Yolanda Chen

We have been so lucky to have our good friend and artist, Sophie Binder, share her incredible talents with Onsight Rock Gym. From day one, Sophie has been involved with all aspects of graphic design for this project. Her work resonates throughout Onsight both behind the scenes and within the facility. Sophie's latest project has been designing Onsight's Limited Edition Grand Opening T-shirts, which will going to production very soon! 

Sophie Binder is a free-lance designer/illustrator and a native of France. She studied art and design at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris, then worked as a designer in France, Italy, and the United States for the past 30 years. She has been involved with numerous projects throughout the world.

Sophie’s work has also brought her close to conservation and non-for-profit organizations and the outdoor industry. She counts among her clients Petzl International, Rock & Ice, Ouray Ice Festival, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, FMCS, US Fish and Wildlife Services, MO Department of Conservation, Patagonia, Toulouse Blagnac airport in France...among others.  

She has illustrated and co-published four books in France for the publishing company Privat. Sketching and illustration haves always been at the core of Sophie’s life, both professionally and privately. In 2001, she put her belongings in storage and embarked on a 14 month-“field study” and circled the globe on her bicycle with sketchbooks and watercolors stowed in her bike bags. She came back with 600 sketches of people, places, architecture and animals, believing even more in the power of drawing. After her voyage, she settled in St. Louis where she currently freelances in graphic design, illustration, web design and commissioned art.  In 2013, She self-published a book about her journey: The World Two Wheels and a Sketchbook. You'll be able to buy a copy for yourself at the Grand Opening Celebration on April 23, where Sophie will be present for a book signing.

When not working, she splits her time between her passions for rock climbing and art.