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, Vertical World accommodates a variety of offerings beyond just programs to learn how to rock climb, but performance and educational programs in fitness, yoga, and custom group events including birthday parties, school or church groups, corporate events, private parties, and youth camps.
Vertical World currently has two gyms in Washington, with a third to open in 2017: Seattle, Redmond and Lynnwood, respectively. 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

September 23, 2016 |

Auto Belay Accidents: Know Before You Go

    In 1989 Lynn Hill, one of the most accomplished climbers of her time clipped into the chains at...

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...

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