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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 […]

Gear Review: Black Diamond Magnetron

[mk_image src=”http://climb-va.com/assets/2013/06/VROS-Slider-Logo.png” image_width=”200″ image_height=”150″ crop=”true” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”center” margin_bottom=”10″] GEAR REVIEW Black Diamond Magnetron Carabiner   With the spring climbing season quickly approaching (gotta think positive, right?), there will be lots of new climbers looking to outfit themselves or their friends and loved ones with the essentials of rock climbing: a harness, climbing […]

Rock Climbing: An Interactive Experience

This past weekend we had the opportunity to test out Kinect Sports Rivals game that features an interactive version of Rock Climbing using the Kinect on the Xbox One. Our expectations were.. in check, and let’s just say the experience ended up being a little more rewarding than we had guessed. Don’t get me wrong, […]

6 Rock Climbing Commercials That Have Nothing To Do With Rock Climbing

Happy Friday Everyone! If you don’t already know, tonight is our headlamp and glow stick party! If you’re willing and able, come on by tonight for some night time climbing and shenanigans! In the interim, here are some Rock Climbing commercials that have absolutely nothing to do with Rock Climbing, but at least they are […]

Trailer for the Sixth Annual REEL ROCK Film Tour

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the REEL ROCK film tour. Well, the tour is rolling into Baltimore TONIGHT for a Friday showing, and we here at Vertical Rock definitely recommend checking it out. Some of the highlights of this year’s film are the race for the Nose speed record, a nine year old bouldering […]