Helping Everyone Climb

Don’t worry or be intimidated! The basics of climbing are quick and easy to learn.

High Five

This package gives the full climbing experience with unlimited bouldering and 5 staff belayed high climbs. This great physical and mental workout is geared for any level climber and requires no prior experience. Our team will provide guidance and set you up for success while giving you a challenge.

 

 

VA Waiver

Sign a Waiver

First-Time Visitors: Save time and get FREE rental gear by completing your waiver online.

What to Bring

Vertical Adventures is equipped with a filtered water dispensers, so bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated! 

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Discover the indoor sport of climbing. We are here to help you through the first steps of your 5.Life journey. Here

For Anyone, at Any Age

No matter your age, lifestyle or fitness level rock climbing is for everyone.

VA- Youth Climber
Full Size
climber bouldering

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our guests do the talking!

“The instructors here are nothing short of amazing. So helpful, so kind, and so fun. I’ve had nothing but great experiences getting comfortable with climbing and learning new things at vertical. Shoutout to River who is my favorite instructor and helped us progress in climbing so much”

Teja Parada

“I hadn’t been in over 10 years. The new gym is terrific! Tons of routes for any skill level. My 4-year-old loved it. Shout-out to Zach for his help and encouragement!”

Peter Moon

“Large facility with high quality gear and a friendly staff. There are plenty of bouldering walls, and auto/manual belay walls between the upstairs and downstairs so you don’t have to worry about waiting to go up too long.”

Ty Novak

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to take a class or make a reservation to climb at your facility?

Walk-ins welcome. 

Supervision guidelines do apply, see question below regarding kids climbing in facility. 

We do recommend booking a High Five for the ultimate experience. Book Now

If you're new to Vertical Adventures, but not to climbing, here are some steps to get you on the wall once you arrive.

ORIENTATION
Everyone must complete a. Auto-Belay and Bouldering orientation before being able to climb. To save time when you arrive we recommend you complet your waiver prior to arriving. Waiver 

TOP ROPE EXPECTATIONS
Everyone MUST have a Belay Card visible on their harness whenever they are belaying. Ask a team member about doing a Top Rope check when you arrive.
Top Rope Belay Check Requirements:

  • Correctly tie in with a figure-8 follow-through knot backed up with a double overhand knot (sometimes referred to as a fisherman’s knot or double fisherman’s knot)
  • Correctly operate a Petzl GRIGRI belay device.

LEAD CLIMBING EXPECTATIONS
Everyone MUST have a Sender One Lead Belay Card visible on their harness whenever they are lead climbing or lead belaying. Ask a staff member about doing a Lead Climb/Belay check when you arrive or call in advance.
Lead Climbing and Belay Requirements:

  • Bring your own rope and belay device
    – The rope must be at least 40 meters long
  • During the lead check, participants will be required to climb a 5.9, take a fall, and demonstrate proper lead climbing and belaying techniques
It’s my first time, what do I need to do?

EVERYONE entering our facility is required to sign a waiver and complete a brief orientation. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver for them and watch the orientation video. Supervision guidelines apply to all youth climbers. 

Can kids climb at Vertical Adventures?

Under 18 years old
A parent or legal guardian must sign a waiver and watch the orientation video.

Under 14 years old
Not permitted to belay (hold the rope)

Use of the Auto-Belay Machines (a device that holds the rope), requires an adult who has completed the Auto-Belay Orientation to double-check the climber before every climb.

Must follow these supervision guidelines:

4 years and under can climb within arm’s length of their supervising adult. Each adult can only supervise two children this young at a time.

5-7 years old can climb under direct supervision (can see and hear them at all times) of an adult. Each adult can only supervise two children this young at a time.

8-14 years old can climb under direct supervision (can see and hear them at all times) of an adult. Each adult can only supervise three children this young at a time.

Alternately, we offer youth classes check, them out here.

Can anyone belay or lead climb?

To belay or lead climb at our facility, you must first pass a proficiency test with one of our staff members. Our staff are available most days and times to conduct a proficiency test, no appointment required.  

Kids 14 and over may belay after completing this waiver and passing a proficiency test with our staff. 

What kind of climbing do you offer?

We have bouldering which is climbing on shorter walls with no rope and lots of padding; top rope walls where a rope has been fixed at the top of the wall and a climber requires the support of a belayer; and we have lead climbing which is where experienced climbers clip the rope into the wall as they climb up. 

Do you have Auto belays?

Nope! While it’s always awesome to get a free ride, we are passionate about community…so we want you to meet new belay partners irl. We have partner finder nights. We have a belay partner board. We will make belay partner calls over the PA system. We WILL help you find a climbing partner.

What is good gym etiquette?

We’re so glad you asked! Climbing is dangerous, so you must always be aware of your surroundings while in the facility. Keep space between climbers, don’t walk between an active belayer (person holding rope) and their partner, and don’t hold ropes if you have not passed a proficiency to use them. When bouldering, stay off the mats until you’re ready to climb, down climb a few holds when possible to avoid jumping from height, and if you fall hug your arms to your chest, land on your feet, and roll onto your back to disperse the force. See our orientation video for more information!

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Spots are filling fast, book today: Link in Bio

We`re thrilled to announce that we`ll be hosting week-long sessions packed with adventure, fun, and new friendships! 😁🏔️ Let your kids embark on an unforgettable journey filled with rock climbing, crafts, games, and catchy tunes! 🎶

Ages 6 and up are welcome, and to keep the excitement alive, we`ve got three unique themes rotating throughout the summer!

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🎉20% off all Butora Shoes during our demo on Feb. 13th🤩 Demos are a great chance to try on shoes AND do a full session in them 🤘If there are any shoes you would like to see at the demo, drop them in the comments 👇

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Crack is Back! 🤭Whether you have crack climbed before or want to give it a crack.... crack climbing is a skill that you should have in your toolbox. 

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Learn how to Rappel 🤩 Only a few spots are available for this session of Develop Rappel. In this class you will learn,
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🔸Backup Knots
🔸Risk Management
🔸Practice from our rappel platform

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Learn how to Rappel 🤩 Only a few spots are available for this session of Develop Rappel. In this class you will learn,
🔸How to set up.
🔸Backup Knots
🔸Risk Management
🔸Practice from our rappel platform

See you there👊

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Reminder we are closing early at 4 PM on Saturday, January 20 to celebrate.

Reminder we are closing early at 4 PM on Saturday, January 20 to celebrate. ...

🎉 Heads up, everyone! 🎉 

We'll be closing early at 4pm on Saturday, January 20 to set up for our members' party! 🥳 Make sure to swing by and snag your limited edition t-shirt.

🎉 Heads up, everyone! 🎉

We`ll be closing early at 4pm on Saturday, January 20 to set up for our members` party! 🥳 Make sure to swing by and snag your limited edition t-shirt.
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Hot off the press! Limited addition 30th Birthday T-shirts designed by our very own Chris Syracuse 🎉 

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Hot off the press! Limited addition 30th Birthday T-shirts designed by our very own Chris Syracuse 🎉

Grab `em before they`re gone!
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🎉 Today marks a monumental milestone for us – 30 incredible years in the business right here in Columbus, OH! 🥳 We're beyond grateful for each and every one of you who've been a part of this incredible journey.

Join us TODAY to celebrate this special occasion with a blast from the past, mouthwatering treats, and an extra touch of excitement – the GOLDEN TICKET hunt! 🎫✨

We've hidden tickets throughout VerticalAdventures – can you uncover the golden treasures? 🕵️‍♂️ Your chance to win awaits!

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🎉 Today marks a monumental milestone for us – 30 incredible years in the business right here in Columbus, OH! 🥳 We`re beyond grateful for each and every one of you who`ve been a part of this incredible journey.

Join us TODAY to celebrate this special occasion with a blast from the past, mouthwatering treats, and an extra touch of excitement – the GOLDEN TICKET hunt! 🎫✨

We`ve hidden tickets throughout VerticalAdventures – can you uncover the golden treasures? 🕵️‍♂️ Your chance to win awaits!

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🎉 Let's celebrate 30 amazing years with 5.Life! 🧗‍♂️✨ From our roots at Vertical Adventures to our four cutting-edge facilities across Columbus, OH, and State College, PA, it's been an incredible journey.
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To mark this milestone, on January 11th, we're turning back the clock to 1994 with throwback pricing: $9 adult day passes, $7 under-18 passes, and more at all 5.Life gyms. 🎈 Plus, join us at Vertical Adventures for limited edition 30th birthday swag and delicious treats!
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Thank you for being part of our adventure-filled story. Let's make this celebration one to remember! 🌟 

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🎉 Let`s celebrate 30 amazing years with 5.Life! 🧗‍♂️✨ From our roots at Vertical Adventures to our four cutting-edge facilities across Columbus, OH, and State College, PA, it`s been an incredible journey.
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To mark this milestone, on January 11th, we`re turning back the clock to 1994 with throwback pricing: $9 adult day passes, $7 under-18 passes, and more at all 5.Life gyms. 🎈 Plus, join us at Vertical Adventures for limited edition 30th birthday swag and delicious treats!
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Thank you for being part of our adventure-filled story. Let`s make this celebration one to remember! 🌟

@climbchambers @blocgartencbus @climb_nittany @climbingby5.life
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🌟 Yoga for Climbers w/ Marina Zahran 🌟
Beginning Wednesday, January 10th join us for a dynamic yoga class inspired by mobility and strength designed for all levels. This class will feature aspects of meditation, breathwork, and sound bath elements to support the nervous system. Each session will end with a fire cider shot to celebrate our community and support immune function. 
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https://5.life/va/2024-yoga/

🌟 Yoga for Climbers w/ Marina Zahran 🌟
Beginning Wednesday, January 10th join us for a dynamic yoga class inspired by mobility and strength designed for all levels. This class will feature aspects of meditation, breathwork, and sound bath elements to support the nervous system. Each session will end with a fire cider shot to celebrate our community and support immune function.
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https://5.life/va/2024-yoga/
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Wow another year in the books! The new year brings us into our 30th Birthday 🥳We are grateful for each of you who have been along with us in the journey and those of you who found us along the way. We will be CLOSED New Years Day. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!

#vaohio #climbingby5life #va513

Wow another year in the books! The new year brings us into our 30th Birthday 🥳We are grateful for each of you who have been along with us in the journey and those of you who found us along the way. We will be CLOSED New Years Day. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!

#vaohio #climbingby5life #va513
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