What do I need to do to climb at Vertical Endeavors?
All you need to do is show up. We are very well set up for first-time climbers. With 25 Auto Belays (a device that takes up slack in the rope as you climb and slowly lets you down when you let go) and three bouldering caves, anyone can be climbing after a short orientation. Any time we are open we are ready to welcome new climbers.
What should I bring?
You should wear loose comfortable athletic clothing and tight shoes if you won’t be renting climbing shoes. Rental shoes are available for $5. If you have long hair bring something to tie it back. Everyone entering the climbing area will also need to fill out a waiver. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or court appointed legal guardian. You can save time by filling out our online waiver before your visit.
Who can climb?
Anyone. One of the great things about climbing is that anyone can excel. Unlike many sports in which only specific body types can excel (like height in basketball) anyone can climb. Also, because of the slow, controlled movements involved in climbing, many climbers can continue into their 60’s and 70’s.
Climbing is a full body workout. The common conception that climbing is all about upper body strength is completely false. Elegance of balance, movement and economy of strength are much more important. More than anything, climbing is fun. It combines the physicality of sport with the analysis of logic games and the mental control of tightrope.