From Our Editors
A technicolor wall flecked with holds rises to the heavens inside the Vertical Heaven Climbing facility—or at least it would if the ceiling didn't prevent it from doing so. The 3,800-square-foot indoor rock-climbing destination invites climbers of all ages and abilities to tackle the many routes and challenges braided over its geometric face, which at times force them into inverted angles and heroic stretches to challenge every muscle in the body. Though this may sound treacherous to the uninitiated, 18 inches of padded flooring mean few injuries ever arise. The facility also invites climbers to tackle the mind-twisting, muscle-burning sport of bouldering—a nearer-to-the-ground version that doesn't require ropes, a partner, or a good-luck kiss from a mountain goat.