Vertical Rock


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In a Nutshell

Climbing walls higher than 50 ft., a 125 ft. arch, numerous lead routes, and classes for every level of climber

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Promotional value expires Jan 23, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required, or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 13 or older to participate. If under 18, must be accompanied by a guardian. Must sign waiver. Services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Climbers scale mountains for the feeling of accomplishment and the heap of free flags waiting at the summit. Reach new personal heights with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $28 for two day passes with two days of equipment rental (a $58 value)
  • $28 for a Live the Ropes introductory climbing package with introductory course, two days of equipment rentals, extra day pass, and two bottles of water (a $58 value)<p>

The Live the Ropes intro package comprises the two-hour Learning the Ropes course for one person, two days of equipment rentals, one extra day pass, and two bottles of water. The Learning the Ropes class prepares climbers to pass the belay safety test. Upon successful completion of the test, climbers may use their day passes. Customers with the two-day passes must also pass the belay safety test before using their passes. Climbers must be 13 years of age or older, though children under 13 may climb if they have a belayer over the age of 13 who has passed the safety test.

Vertical Rock Indoor Climbing and Fitness Center

Vertical Rock’s expansive, air-conditioned facility welcomes climbers ranging from novices to experts with routes suited to every level of ability. The climbing wall towers to more than 50 feet, crisscrossed by numerous lead-only and top-rope routes with difficulty grades falling between 5.5 and 5.13. A mighty arch of more than 125 feet spans the space, littered with treacherous horizontal hangs to entice advanced climbers as well as those who have been banned from the St. Louis Arch. First-timers can start out with open climbs, which include an expert’s assistance with putting on the harness, tying the safety knot, and belaying for three separate climbs. From there, committed climbers advance through the outfit’s lineup of expert-led classes, starting with basic safety skills and techniques in the Learning the Ropes intro course and running all the way up to advanced classes on crack climbing, functional movements, and escaping from prison.

Customer Reviews

I had a wonderful instructor. He was very patient with me and was also very knowledgeable. I would have liked it if they had a sign up sheet for people who needed partners to climb with. I also would have really liked it if they were closer to where I live. All in all I enjoyed it and had a great experience!
Shawnn M. · January 23, 2013
Staff was friendly and helpful. I've been climbing for 15 years and been a member of a competitor for nearly 10 years. This gym has some impressive features for the moderate to advanced climber yet still has space to spread out and some very great easier routes for those just starting.
Evan K. · January 22, 2013
Awesome experience...great instructor...Josh did an awesome job!
Susan D. · January 21, 2013

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