Vertical World Seattle

Vertical World Seattle

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Idea for when we open up... Set up a couple "rainbow walls" where there are no set routes so that we can climb anything to get back into climbing shape using any holds without feeling like we "lost" something. Just blast the wall with a mixture of easy/hard holds and let people go to town.
Shout out to the guy working tonight for playing some metal 🤘🤘 Need that more
Congrats on the north location now can we PLEASE get a location in South Seattle or Burien... PLEASE!
Hello All. I left my grigri at VW a couple of weeks ago and it is not in the lost and found. If anyone may have accidentally grabbed it, please message me. It’s silver grigri 2 and a small BD locking biner with a spot of purple nail polish.
hey y'all. Intermediate/beginner climber looking for female climbing partner at VW.

Im free most Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays at 4pm. Wednesdays I'm free at 1pm.
Im super close to taking the lead climb test- been practicing I just gotta get outta my head enough to take that big fall at the top. haha
Bummer - guess I'm not giving that gift card I was gonna do.... (Or I'll just come in to the gym to purchase it....)
Hey everyone - Kinetic is hosting a Climber's Performance and Maintenance workshop next week I though you all might be interested in.

The workshop is geared to identify and address compensation patterns specific to rock climbing. Join up to learn how to increase pulling strength, movement efficiency, and joint durability for wrists, elbows, and shoulders.

There's a few spots left. Check it out!

Hosted by Kinetic's Jason Butler

The entire lead side of the gym is closed until Mon, June 18th
Excited for the Community Pint Night at Cairn Brewing to support Friends of North Creek Forest!
Wed, June 6 @ 4 -9 pm
Meet your friends in Kenmore to raise a glass to the North Creek Forest!
https://www.facebook.com/events/173812563406442/
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America’s First Climbing Gym Serving the Climbing Community Since 1987 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, the Vertical World can accommodate a variety of custom group climbing needs, including: birthday parties, school and church groups, corporate events, private parties, and youth camps.

Operating as usual

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 08/18/2021

Broaden your climbing skills by learning how to top-rope belay or lead climb. We offer both classes multiple times a week and have openings in September!

Sign up here: https://seattle.verticalworld.com/climbing/adult-programs-and-classes/

Timeline Photos 08/15/2021

WEEKLY YOUTH PROGRAMS ALL SCHOOL YEAR!
Register Online: https://seattle.verticalworld.com/climbing/youth-programs-and-classes/
#climbinglife #climbing
#kidswhoclimb #climbergirl

WEEKLY YOUTH PROGRAMS ALL SCHOOL YEAR!
Register Online: https://seattle.verticalworld.com/climbing/youth-programs-and-classes/
#climbinglife #climbing
#kidswhoclimb #climbergirl

08/11/2021

Mask policy update!

Due to low vaccination rates and extremely high transmission in Snohomish County, the County's Department of Health has mandated the use of face coverings for all indoor businesses starting August 12th, 2021. As cases are also rising at alarming rates in King County, we have decided to make masks mandatory at all Vertical World facilities regardless of vaccination status as of tomorrow, August 12th.

Please mask up and get vaccinated.

Mask policy update!

Due to low vaccination rates and extremely high transmission in Snohomish County, the County's Department of Health has mandated the use of face coverings for all indoor businesses starting August 12th, 2021. As cases are also rising at alarming rates in King County, we have decided to make masks mandatory at all Vertical World facilities regardless of vaccination status as of tomorrow, August 12th.

Please mask up and get vaccinated.

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 08/04/2021

Help us inspire the next generation of climbers!

We’re hiring youth program instructors full time and part time positions available Sept - June!

Details on our website 🤩

#verticalworld #youthprograms #climbing #rockclimbing #climbing

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 08/02/2021

August lead series start this week 🤩

Saturday's class (starts 8/7) only has 2 more spots available, grab one while you can!

#verticalworld #seattle #climbing #rockclimbing #gymclimbing

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 08/02/2021

August lead series start this week 🤩

Saturday's class (starts 8/7) only has 2 more spots available, grab one while you can!

#verticalworld #seattle #climbing #rockclimbing #gymclimbing

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 07/29/2021

WE ARE HIRING!

Are you passionate about climbing and looking for full-time or part-time work?

We are hiring front desk/instructors! Join our team by filling out the application through the link below!

https://seattle.verticalworld.com/contact-us/work-for-us/

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 07/14/2021

Is there any better feeling than hiking out with your friends after a long day climbing outside, chatting about the day, and most importantly what you’re going to eat later?!

📸: Seattle VW employees climbing at Nevermind wall on a beautiful summer day

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 07/10/2021

Did you know we take our summer camps climbing outside?

Kids got to experience outdoor climbing for the first time at Exit 38!

Huge thank you to the @accessfund and the @washingtonclimbers for the trail work they did at Substation the week before 🙌🏼

#rockclimbing #climbing #exit38 #washington #verticalworld #summercamps

07/09/2021
07/02/2021

We will be closed this Sunday for July 4th!

So get outside and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Tag us in your fun adventures and we will share it on our story over the long weekend 🙌🏼

📸: @rycwebster on Gerbil Killer @ World wall
#littlesi #rockclimbing #washington #climbing

We will be closed this Sunday for July 4th!

So get outside and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Tag us in your fun adventures and we will share it on our story over the long weekend 🙌🏼

📸: @rycwebster on Gerbil Killer @ World wall
#littlesi #rockclimbing #washington #climbing

06/18/2021

MASK POLICY UPDATE

Beginning MONDAY, JUNE 21st; masks will become optional if you are fully vaccinated. We are relying on the integrity of our community to move forward with this rule as we will not be verifying proof of vaccination.

If you come into the gyms and are not vaccinated, we ask that you continue wearing a mask at all times to protect those who are immunocompromised, or not eligible to receive the vaccine. Please be respectful of individuals personal decisions and do not ask individuals their vaccination status. There will be those who are fully vaccinated that choose to wear their masks for many reasons.

MASK POLICY UPDATE

Beginning MONDAY, JUNE 21st; masks will become optional if you are fully vaccinated. We are relying on the integrity of our community to move forward with this rule as we will not be verifying proof of vaccination.

If you come into the gyms and are not vaccinated, we ask that you continue wearing a mask at all times to protect those who are immunocompromised, or not eligible to receive the vaccine. Please be respectful of individuals personal decisions and do not ask individuals their vaccination status. There will be those who are fully vaccinated that choose to wear their masks for many reasons.

06/11/2021

We’re excited to offer a new event this summer!Friends n’ Family outdoor days!!

All ages and experience levels are welcome to join us for a fun day on the rock!

We will be providing all climbing gear and set-up/managing the climbing area.

Dates:
• Friday 6/25/2021
• Friday 7/9/2021
• Friday 7/30/2021
• Friday 8/20/2021

Sign up here:
https://seattle.verticalworld.com/summer-camps-2021/

We’re excited to offer a new event this summer!Friends n’ Family outdoor days!!

All ages and experience levels are welcome to join us for a fun day on the rock!

We will be providing all climbing gear and set-up/managing the climbing area.

Dates:
• Friday 6/25/2021
• Friday 7/9/2021
• Friday 7/30/2021
• Friday 8/20/2021

Sign up here:
https://seattle.verticalworld.com/summer-camps-2021/

06/07/2021

As of today, we are no longer requiring reservations!

As of today, we are no longer requiring reservations!

06/02/2021

‼️ Exciting updates ‼️

• ⬆️ Increased occupancy
• Showers are OPEN! (Bring your own towel and put your mask on ASAP)
• Sneeze guards are gone!
• Mobile hand washing station & paper towels are gone!

‼️ Exciting updates ‼️

• ⬆️ Increased occupancy
• Showers are OPEN! (Bring your own towel and put your mask on ASAP)
• Sneeze guards are gone!
• Mobile hand washing station & paper towels are gone!

05/29/2021

Registration is open!! Sign up while you can, spots fill up fast!

If you want to take your lead skills from gym to crag, this is the class for you.

During this three-part series, you will learn how to build four different anchor systems, learn how to rappel, and learn how to clean your anchors. 

#sportclimbing #climbing #rockclimbing #singlepitchclimbing #seattle #vwseattle #verticalworld

Registration is open!! Sign up while you can, spots fill up fast!

If you want to take your lead skills from gym to crag, this is the class for you.

During this three-part series, you will learn how to build four different anchor systems, learn how to rappel, and learn how to clean your anchors. 

#sportclimbing #climbing #rockclimbing #singlepitchclimbing #seattle #vwseattle #verticalworld

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 05/21/2021

Back-to-back @ifsclimbing World Cups in Salt Lake City starting this week! Good luck to all the competitors 🙌🏼

@steezybailey @quinn_ofrancia

📸: Erin, Sean, & Sam from comps back in the day @verticalworldclimbingteam

Timeline Photos 05/19/2021

Just a reminder that on weekdays before 3 pm you do not need a reservation! Come hang around with us while the gym is less busy 🙌

📸: @quinn.climber @outdoorresearch

Just a reminder that on weekdays before 3 pm you do not need a reservation! Come hang around with us while the gym is less busy 🙌

📸: @quinn.climber @outdoorresearch

Timeline Photos 05/18/2021

We are hiring summer program staff!

We're looking to fill seasonal part-time & full-time staff to work summer programs and summer camps. Full job descriptions are posted on our website.

The application window is open until 5/28/21 please email [email protected] for more details!

#hiring #summercamps #youthprograms #rockclimbing #climbing #climbinggyms #verticalworld #seattle #summerjobs

We are hiring summer program staff!

We're looking to fill seasonal part-time & full-time staff to work summer programs and summer camps. Full job descriptions are posted on our website.

The application window is open until 5/28/21 please email [email protected] for more details!

#hiring #summercamps #youthprograms #rockclimbing #climbing #climbinggyms #verticalworld #seattle #summerjobs

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 05/14/2021

Dear Climbers, we are excited about the progress being made in Washington State against the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are in the process of reviewing updated guidelines. Until further notice, universal masking will still be required for customers and staff at VW gyms.

05/11/2021

Stunning views, great rock, and wonderful company ☺️ Where is your favorite place to boulder outdoors?

📸: Our setters on their recent trip to Bishop 💪

#bouldering #rockclimbing #climbing #bishop #bouldering_pictures_of_instagram #boulderinglife

Stunning views, great rock, and wonderful company ☺️ Where is your favorite place to boulder outdoors?

📸: Our setters on their recent trip to Bishop 💪

#bouldering #rockclimbing #climbing #bishop #bouldering_pictures_of_instagram #boulderinglife

Timeline Photos 04/27/2021

SIGN UP NOW -> Summer camps registration is open!

Visit seattle.verticalworld.com/summer-camps-2021 for more details.

Indoor and outdoor week-long camps. Also introducing our NEW Friends n' Family single outdoor days!

*Discounts are available for families who sign up for multiple camps*

SIGN UP NOW -> Summer camps registration is open!

Visit seattle.verticalworld.com/summer-camps-2021 for more details.

Indoor and outdoor week-long camps. Also introducing our NEW Friends n' Family single outdoor days!

*Discounts are available for families who sign up for multiple camps*

Timeline Photos 04/19/2021

It’s your last chance to register for the Annual Gala before the auction goes LIVE this Thursday, April 22.

Register today for an opportunity to bid on a waterfront stay on Lake Wenatchee, a sailboat cruise on Elliott Bay, a PNW waterfall canyoning trip for four - and so much more!

With over 50 packages brimming with incredible travel, gear, artwork, and experiences, there’s a little something for everyone!

Register here:
https://www.mountaineers.org/

It’s your last chance to register for the Annual Gala before the auction goes LIVE this Thursday, April 22.

Register today for an opportunity to bid on a waterfront stay on Lake Wenatchee, a sailboat cruise on Elliott Bay, a PNW waterfall canyoning trip for four - and so much more!

With over 50 packages brimming with incredible travel, gear, artwork, and experiences, there’s a little something for everyone!

Register here:
https://www.mountaineers.org/

04/16/2021

Great news!! We're adding an additional lead series on Saturdays starting May 1st! Spots fill up quickly so sign up asap.

We also have 1 spot left for our Sunday lead series in May - go grab it before it's gone!

Sign up here:
https://seattle.verticalworld.com/lead-series-3/

Great news!! We're adding an additional lead series on Saturdays starting May 1st! Spots fill up quickly so sign up asap.

We also have 1 spot left for our Sunday lead series in May - go grab it before it's gone!

Sign up here:
https://seattle.verticalworld.com/lead-series-3/

04/06/2021

A few quick reminders about phase 3:

• Reservations are no longer necessary weekdays before 3pm

• Walk-ins are still welcome during times with reservations, depending on capacity/no shows

• We are allowing for 1 guest pass a month for members

We are so grateful for all of your continued support and positive energy!

#verticalworld #climbinggyms #seattle

A few quick reminders about phase 3:

• Reservations are no longer necessary weekdays before 3pm

• Walk-ins are still welcome during times with reservations, depending on capacity/no shows

• We are allowing for 1 guest pass a month for members

We are so grateful for all of your continued support and positive energy!

#verticalworld #climbinggyms #seattle

Timeline Photos 04/05/2021

@quinn.climber laser-focused on the campus board 😠⁠

We train hard all winter so we can send big in the spring, summer, and fall seasons. ⁠

What are your biggest goals this outdoor season? ⁠

@quinn.climber laser-focused on the campus board 😠⁠

We train hard all winter so we can send big in the spring, summer, and fall seasons. ⁠

What are your biggest goals this outdoor season? ⁠

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 04/04/2021

Calling all Mountaineers and adventurers!

Vertical World and The Mountaineers are partnering at The Mountaineers Annual Fundraising Gala on April 29. Register for free today and get access to fun and engaging 60-minute show, including an online auction that features awesome gear, trips, stays, and more - over 50 biddable items and packages in total!

Check out the first sneak peek for a glimpse of what they have in store.

04/02/2021

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

📸: Vertical World summer camp circa 2003

Nick's parents signed him up for our summer camp almost two decades ago. Little did we know that Nick would later work at Vertical World and become our head instructor. Since then, Nick has moved on to work as a research scientist at UW Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Our summer camps have been a staple of the Seattle community for years - we want to inspire life-long climbers, which is why we are thrilled to announce that we are bringing them back!

Vertical World summer camps will give your kids a fun environment to learn new skills while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Sign up here:
https://seattle.verticalworld.com/summer-camps-2021/

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

📸: Vertical World summer camp circa 2003

Nick's parents signed him up for our summer camp almost two decades ago. Little did we know that Nick would later work at Vertical World and become our head instructor. Since then, Nick has moved on to work as a research scientist at UW Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Our summer camps have been a staple of the Seattle community for years - we want to inspire life-long climbers, which is why we are thrilled to announce that we are bringing them back!

Vertical World summer camps will give your kids a fun environment to learn new skills while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Sign up here:
https://seattle.verticalworld.com/summer-camps-2021/

Timeline Photos 03/30/2021

We are hiring 2 full time setters! Those from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

VW is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, or to apply, follow the link in our profile.

#climbing #rockclimbing #verticalworld #climbinggym #gymclimbing

We are hiring 2 full time setters! Those from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

VW is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, or to apply, follow the link in our profile.

#climbing #rockclimbing #verticalworld #climbinggym #gymclimbing

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 03/21/2021

Keenan Takahashi hanging around with Sean Bailey 💪 ⁠⁠
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#verticalworld #gymclimbing #rockclimbing #climbing #climbing_pictures_of_instagram

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 03/15/2021

Happy Monday! Boulders are getting a fresh reset tomorrow. So tonight is your last chance to finish up any problems. 🤘 ⁠⁠
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#bouldering #rockclimbing #gymclimbing #verticalworld #seattle

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 03/10/2021

@quinn.climber has practically grown up at Vertical World climbing gyms. We don't get to see her as much these days but we love following her climbing progress at the @USA_TC and all the cool things she's doing with @outdoorresearch⁠

📸: Quinn finishing her climbing session upstairs on the spray wall circuits 💪

Photos from Vertical World Seattle's post 03/10/2021

@quinn.climber has practically grown up at Vertical World climbing gyms. We don't get to see her as much these days but we love following her climbing progress at the @usa_tc and all the cool things she's doing with @outdoorresearch !!

📸: Quinn finishing her climbing session upstairs on the spray wall circuits 💪

03/08/2021

Tag a friend that you want to climb with this week! 🧗🏼‍♂️

📸: Graham Z. rocking the latest @outdoorresearch threads and crushing boulders

Tag a friend that you want to climb with this week! 🧗🏼‍♂️

📸: Graham Z. rocking the latest @outdoorresearch threads and crushing boulders

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Vertical World Reopening Jan 11th
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Quinn Mason at Portland Boulder Rally
Bouldering room closure!

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2330 W Commodore Way
Seattle, WA
98199

General information

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, the Vertical World can accommodate a variety of custom group climbing needs, including: birthday parties, school and church groups, corporate events, private parties, and youth camps. Vertical World currently has three gyms in Washington: Seattle, Redmond and Everett. Please contact your local gym to check out the facilities, classes, programs, events or to book a party or corporate event.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 10pm
Tuesday 6am - 10pm
Wednesday 9am - 10pm
Thursday 6am - 10pm
Friday 9am - 10pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm
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