Category Archives: News

Jungwon Chon Stays Winning

At only 20 years old, Jungwon Chon can’t stop winning. He recently established another V15 in his home country of South Korea. Chon established his first V15 (Eternal Sunshine), a 10-meter tall highball, in November. In 2015, Jungwon reached the finals of the IFSC World Cup 4 times and finished 1st in the bouldering discipline. […]

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 […]

Ouray Ice Trip Part I

What follows is a detailed recap of our icy adventures in Colorado at the world-famous Ouray Ice Park! Who says you have to climb indoors in the winter!?   Day 1   Having arrived in town late the night before, all we’d seen of Ouray, Colorado was the small, one-main-road town nestled in the massive looming […]

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 […]

Mount Everest Claims Lives Of Local Sherpas

Last Friday, Mount Everest experience quite possibly the single worst disaster in it’s history. Currently, the death toll resides at 13, with all of the deaths known to be Sherpas whom were trekking ahead of a climing group in order to clear routes and fix ropes for their patrons. The disaster is currently the largest […]

The Link Between Rock Climbing & Beards

I’ve been Rock Climbing now for a few years, and once I started, I noticed an incredible transformation with my body a few months after climbing. I had grown a beard. Now this doesn’t seem like a big deal, but I’d never been able to grow a beard before .. Rock Climbing was the ONLY […]

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 […]

A Recliner For Rock Climbers

As any climber knows, Rock Climbing can offer some of the greatest views from “The Top Of The World.” But why wait until you reach the top? Well look no further, as there is a new device that allows you to take a break and take in the views without reaching the top of your […]