A Lifestyle, a Revolution, and a Sport

A Lifestyle, a Revolution, and a Sport

Look like an expert and impress your friends. With the debut of Sport Climbing in the 2020(1) Tokyo Olympics this summer, you will have a rare opportunity to share your enthusiasm for climbing and gain huge “respect” points for your knowledge. You may also gain lots...
Climbing is Dangerous

Climbing is Dangerous

You are worthy, not because of achievement or by some prescribed measure, but simply because you are human. You are valuable, not because of what you offer or provide, but simply because your existence has a purpose in the world. You are a gloriously unique and...
Climb Nittany Ground Breaking

Climb Nittany Ground Breaking

Climb Nittany Ground Breaking We have exciting news: we are BREAKING GROUND on a new climbing gym in State College, PA. This will be the 4th gym in the 5.Life family and we’re thrilled to announce our expansion to Happy Valley.   Climb Nittany will be built from the...
New Name Same Values

New Name Same Values

New Name Same Values We’ve been in this business for 25 years, so we started with that old school, laid back, hand-made climbing wall crag. And then the sport exploded, it was added to the Olympics, people were telling us how great that “Free Solo” movie was, and bam,...
The Real Dangers of Rock Climbing

The Real Dangers of Rock Climbing

Mother Crushers Adventures in Climbing and Parenthood As a wife, mom of 4, grandmom of 1, world traveler, professional belay slave, part owner and general Cat Herder at Vertical Adventures, I’ve spent a lot of time around climbers, the climbing community and industry....