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Today’s side deal releases your inner climber with marvelously safe, synthetic rocks and crags. For $35, you get a month-long pass for infinite month-long vertical escalation at Vertical World (a $70 value, gear not included). Take your pick of four Vertical World locations: Seattle, Redmond, Bremerton, and Everett
Climbing in a rock gym is nothing like grappling the plywood-and-plastic climbing walls at a company picnic or building a pinewood derby car in your garage. Vertical World's walls are covered with state-of-the-art textured products that mimic the conditions of real rocks (indentions, protrusions, overhangs, underhangs, immobility, and cracks included). Its fake rocks are so good, the company builds them for other people.
A vertical wall is the perfect measuring stick for a month of climbing progress against gravity. The month-long pass will help you become a seasoned expert at climbing, harnessing, belaying, knot tying, and sorcery. With each climb you'll build self-esteem, muscle mass, muscle weight, muscles, and sub-muscles.
Veteran climbers say that rock climbing is sort of like training for and running a marathon, but you get the adrenaline rush in shorter, more intensely concentrated spurts. Climbing at Vertical World is a great way for someone to get started, or a perfect after-work and climb-during-inclement-weather alternative for experienced climbers who want continuous practice. Buy a few Groupons and learn how to climb with people you trust. Buy several and learn to climb with people you're highly suspicious of and friends you trust to keep an eye on them.
Note: Vertical World offers both bouldering and rope climbing, but you need to have prior training to participate in rope climbing (offered at Vertical World but not covered by this Groupon).
- The Intro to Climbing Class was awesome... imagine little moments of victory every time you go to the gym. I'm already hooked like a newborn crack baby. – John C., Yelp
- Great indoor climbing gym for all ages... Makes for a fun physical family outing. – bonne b., Yelp
- This gym is really clean and well maintained... You will sure get a lot more bang for your buck than in other gyms! – godessgirl87, Citysearch
In 1987, indoor climbing was as unpopular in the Seattle area as breeding labradoodles. But Vertical World––a pioneer indoor climbing gym––introduced the city to the up-and-coming sport of rock climbing in a controlled environment. Since its inception, the gym has expanded to three other locations in Everett, Tacoma, and Redmond, the latter hosting eastside climbers for more than 20 years.
A team of experienced route creators challenges climbers with more than 200 bouldering, lead, or top-rope routes in a wide variety of difficulty levels. The gym hosts competitive youth teams that have gone on to national or world tournaments. The gym's staff of climbers and guides also leads outdoor excursions that build confidence and teach novices how to identify a rock wall in the wild.