The Seattle Vertical World is the Puget Sound's premiere Rock Climbing, Fitness, and Yoga destination.


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Vertical World – America’s First Climbing Gym® provides a unique training facility and specialized programs for youth and adults within our communities.

We opened the very first rock climbing gym in America in 1987 on Elliott Ave in Seattle. The gym was no more than rocks glued to painted plywood panels. Today, with more advanced facilities, the Vertical World can accommodate a variety of custom group climbing needs, including: birthday parties, school and church groups, corporate events, private parties, and youth camps.

Vertical World currently has three gyms in Washington: Seattle, Redmond and Everett. Please contact your local gym to check out the facilities, classes, programs, events or to book a party or corporate event.

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Recent Blog Posts

January 4, 2016 |

It’s a Wrap! VW 2015 Event Highlights

2015 was a year of many changes, challenges, triumphs, and moreover, great climbing – it’s definitely...

April 8, 2015 |

2015 SCS Local Comp Results

Congratulations to all 113 competitors! Huge thanks to the Access Fund, ZICO Coconut Water, and of course our...

October 16, 2014 |

Quick Tips to Relieve Your Wrists & Elbows

Often as desk bound climbers, we get nagging pain in our wrists and elbows. Most of the time we attribute it to...

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