Category Archives: Family

Member Spotlight: #TeamLanders

Name: Chris (38), Christopher (9) and Lydia (8) How long have you been climbing? We started climbing as a family about one year ago. How did you get into climbing? I was looking for something that I could do with the kids that would get us out of the house (and eventually outside on rock) […]

Ouray Ice Trip Part II

Day Three Our third day in Ouray (pronounced “you’re-ay,” not “ooh-ray” according to the locals) saw us get a comfortably late start. One of the advantages to the town being a whopping 5 minute drive away from the ice park is not feeling rushed in the morning; this allows for a stress-free gear-up and a […]

Ice Season is Here!!!

Too many climbers spend the winter lamenting the cold weather and sitting inside dreaming of warm days on the rock. Instead of waiting around for the warming rays of spring, several Vertical Rock members and staff are headed west to take advantage of this opportunity to exercise the lesser known but equally exciting vertical discipline: Ice […]

Friday Night On The Rocks

A Friday night of climbing for the kids and a night off for the parents! Bring your kids in every Friday from 7pm to 9pm for a Group Open Climb. Come in and allow your kids to climb while our experienced climbing staff safely belays them up the wall. Age Range: 6-12 Members: $15 Non […]

Boston Bombing Survivor’s Inspiring Recovery

Celeste Corcoran of Lowell, Massachusetts was injured in the attacks on The Boston Marathon last April. Despite her hardships, her remarkable recovery severs as inspiration to all, that perseverance and a good attitude can get you a long way in this world. Corcoran, 48, is a double amputee due to the injuries she sustained from […]

Single Mother Takes Baby Rock Climbing

“Some people would say I’m taking more risks than are necessary, but I am very conscious of safety.” Those are the words of Menna Pritchard, a 26 year old single mother from Wales who isn’t discussing the idea of Rock Climbing outdoors without a helmet, but the idea of Rock Climbing with her two-year-old strapped […]

This kid is not even 2 years old yet. Climbs wall like a pro!

We’ve all seen it. Those little kids, or even young adults who just scale up walls. Scale up walls free of joint pain, free of lactic acid, and inspiringly quick and effortlessly. It’s fascniating to watch, and even more interesting when you realize “hey, that kid doesn’t even really know how to walk!” Keep kicking […]

Family Rock Climbs Together

Climbing can be a great way to spend time with your family!  Check out the video and see how much fun this family had together! Rock Climbing with the Ryan & Diana from Ron Aguilar on Vimeo.