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Does your insurance cover your active lifestyle?

Does your insurance premium cover your active lifestyle? Adventure sports such as cycling, bungee jumping, skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, or whitewater rafting, and contact sports such as rugby, soccer, wrestling, fencing, or ice hockey are considered a high risk by insurance providers. [mk_button dimension="flat" size="large" icon_anim="vertical" url="" target="_blank" align="center" fullwidth="true" animation="fade-in"]READ MORE[/mk_button] [...]

WW: Michaela Kiersch

Michaela Kiersch is a 22 year old full-time college student and youth climbing coach from Chicago, IL. With her busy schedule, Michaela finds time to train and week in and week out she makes a 7-hour drive to Kentucky to attempt sending The Golden Ticket. “Part of the thing about The Golden Ticket, this big stigma, is that it’s […]

Member Spotight: Nick

Nick has been climbing with Vertical Rock since March 2013. “At that time I had driven by vertical rock a bunch of times and always thought ” I need to check that out” . So I would always tell my dad that I was thinking about going to this climbing gym and the following weekend he’d […]

The Domino Effect

Taylor McNeill has been pretty busy the past few weeks. With what seemed to have been countless attempts to climb Spreadin’ Razor (V13) in North Carlina, McNeill finally did it. He describes Spreadin’ Razor (V13) as “…one of the thinnest, hard climbs I’ve done. All of the feet and hands are just barely there.” But once he finished the […]

Fabian Buhl’s First Ascent of Ganesha (8c/5.14b)

Fabian Buhl is a 26 year old German climber who previously made the 2nd ascent of Alexander Huber’s Nirwana (8c+/5.14c). This inspired Fabian to notch his own first ascent in a similar style; a ground-up rope solo for a 7-pitch line to the right of Nirwana. He went on to name the route Ganesa (8c/5.14b) after the elephant-headed Hindu god […]

Member Spotight: Michael

Michael Holmes has been climbing with Vertical Rock for 3+ years. “Two of my sons invited me.  The only problem is I was afraid of heights.  After a couple weeks of mulling it over, I went with them.  The first climb was hard, but I eventually realized that I have ropes and equipment that I […]

WW: Margo Hayes

Margo Hayes is back for our Woman Wednesday. Remember when she became the first woman to climb a confirmed 9 a+/5.15a a few weeks ago? Now you can check out her history making ascent of La Rambla… Margo Hayes  –   Instagram – Facebook