The Seattle Vertical World is the Puget Sound's premiere Rock Climbing, Fitness, Bootcamp 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

July 23, 2014 |

Shoulder Durability

The climbing season has arrived, nature beckons and workouts in the weight room have tapered off in favour of...

July 16, 2014 |

2014 SCS Youth National Championships

The Vertical World climbing team flew to Atlanta Georgia for the 2014 SCS Youth National Championships. Just as...

June 24, 2014 |

Do climbers need aerobic training? (Part 2)

Last month I talked about the benefits of aerobic training, how it increases your capacity to do more work,...

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