The Redmond Vertical World is the Eastside's ultimate Rock Climbing and Family Fun destination.


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Vertical World – America’s First Climbing Gym® provides a unique training facility and specialized programs for youth and adults within our communities.

We opened the very first rock climbing gym in America in 1987 on Elliott Ave in Seattle. The gym was no more than rocks glued to painted plywood panels. Today, with more advanced facilities, Vertical World accommodates a variety of offerings beyond just programs to learn how to rock climb, but performance and educational programs in fitness, yoga, and custom group events including birthday parties, school or church groups, corporate events, private parties, and youth camps.

Vertical World currently has two gyms in Washington, with a third to open in 2018: Seattle, Redmond and Lynnwood, respectively. Please contact your local gym to check out the facilities, classes, programs, events or to book a party or corporate event.

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Recent Blog Posts

September 23, 2016 |

Auto Belay Accidents: Know Before You Go

    In 1989 Lynn Hill, one of the most accomplished climbers of her time clipped into the chains at...

July 16, 2014 |

2014 SCS Youth National Championships

The Vertical World climbing team flew to Atlanta Georgia for the 2014 SCS Youth National Championships. Just as...

October 31, 2013 |

Odd bit of History – Just Hanging Around

So there has been a story floating around for the past eighteen years about a weird party that was held at the...

December 24, 2012 |

B.H. (Before Handholds)

We are very accustomed to a large variety of hand-holds, taped routes, and a forum for giving an opinion on the...

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