Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and Vertical Endeavors is one of the recognized leaders in the industry. Founded in 1992, Vertical Endeavors operates some of the largest facilities in the nation with multiple locations throughout the Midwest. Participants of all ages and abilities can climb throughout the year in a climate-controlled environment. Routes are available for all skill levels and offer a great workout, both physically and mentally. Rock climbing has been proven to increase an individual’s strength, balance, flexibility and coordination.
Vertical Endeavors – Glendale Heights offers numerous top rope climbs, Auto Belays, three bouldering areas, a crack tower and sport lead climbing. In addition, we offer indoor and outdoor lessons, youth programs, group events, birthday parties and much more. A complete pro shop offering a large selection of climbing gear adds to the convenience of this one stop shop.
Our newest location, Vertical Endeavors – Glendale Heights, is currently the largest climbing facility in the US with more than 45,000 ft2 of climbing walls and routes up to 30 feet tall. Our facility features Nicros’ newest 5.15™ wall system, allowing for nearly limitless design opportunities! Vertical Endeavors – Glendale Heights includes: dramatically curved “wave walls”, varying degrees of overhung areas, hand-carved cracks, along with dihedral, slab and vertical sections.
If you’re in or around the Chicagoland area, come check out this impressive climbing facility!