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Welcome to Vertical Rock


Welcome to Vertical Rock Climbing & Fitness Center. We are a Rock Climbing Community based in Virginia. When we started Vertical Rock in 2011, we set out to build a community that both new and experienced climbers can prosper.

Please use this page to make your first visit with us as pleasant, safe and enjoyable as possible.

Our Facility


  • 11AM – 10PM
  • 11AM – 11PM
  • 11AM – 10PM
  • 11AM – 8PM

First Visit?

  1. First things first, every person entering the gym floor must have a waiver on file. Sign the waiver here to have it on file before you head to the gym.
  2. Looking to get belay certified? Or take the belay test? Click here.
  3. How much is a day pass? How much are rentals?
  4. How old do you have to be?
  5. What do you recommend for first time climbers?

Belay Certification

All climbers requesting to belay in the Vertical Rock facility must have prior climbing experience and successfully pass the VR belay safety test. In order to belay in the VR facility, you must be 13 years or older or receive approval from VR management.

The belay certification test, must be requested at the front desk immediately upon arriving at the VR facility and completed before belaying or participating in any activity.  If a request has not been made at the front desk immediately upon arrival or before participating in any activity at the facility, the participant will need to come back to test in no less than 24 hours.

See what will be on the test by clicking here.



No experience? This is how to get started...

First you can grab an Open Climb.  An Open Climb is where one of the VR belayers puts on your harness and belays you up the wall 3 times. Add an extra climb for $5 a climb and add on the Bouldering Cave and stay all day for an additional $7. We will tailor the climbs to your specific abilities.

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Another way to get started is to come in for the Intro to Learn The Ropes Class where you will learn everything you need to know to get climbing and belaying in the facility. Once you take the Learn the Ropes intro class, you will come back 24 hours later for a quick belay test, grab a day pass and you’ll be on your way!

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Can I climb without an instructor?

Once you take the Learn the Ropes intro class, you will come back 24 hours later for a quick belay test, grab a day pass and you will be on your way.

How can I find a partner?

The VR Community is made up of amazing people and staff who are excited to meet new people and climb together. A great option to get started is walk right up to someone and ask to share a belay or join the Meetup Group! The Meetup Group is FREE and meets every Monday and Wednesday from 6 -8pm.

What is belaying?

The belayer is the person that manages the ropes while the climber climbs.  This person keeps you safe on the wall using a belay device.  The Learn The Ropes Intro class will teach you how to properly belay your partner.

How much is it to get in?

Open Climb $20
      Extra Climb $5
      Bouldering All Day Add On $7
Day Pass $22
Military Day Pass $18
College Student Day Pass $18
7 Visit Punch Pass $129

Belayer Only day pass is Free for an adult who is 18 years or older with a child under age 12.

Harness $6
Shoes $6
Belay Device $3
Chalk Bag $2.50

What is bouldering? Do I need experience?

No experience necessary. You can boulder any day, any time. The VR Bouldering Wall and Cave is located in the back left side of the building.  The wall is 16ft high and we offer an arch with a top out. Bouldering is a form of climbing that does not require a rope or a harnesses.  Anyone 13 or under requires adult supervision.


Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes, everyone must sign a waiver to climb in the facility. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver filled out and signed by a parent or court appointed legal guardian.

Click here to sign our waiver

Belay Test Info

In order to belay in the facility, you will need to pass a belay test. You must be 13 years or older and show that you can properly tie a figure eight following through as well as properly load the belay system and demonstrate proper belay technique.

Click here for more info

Age & Weight Limit

We say if you wanna climb, you can climb…If you can walk up the stairs, you can climb…Any age, any weight.

What do the numbers mean? (5.10, v5, etc)

We use the Yosemite decimal system, class five climbs that require technique and hardware in case of a fall. Our range usually goes from 5.4-5.14, beginner to expert. The higher the number after the decimals, the harder the climb.


Do I need to be a member to climb?

Nope! Grab a Day Pass or a 7-visit Punch Pass.

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what amazing stuff do i get with a membership?

Membership gives you a massive community of climbers, free Learn the Ropes intro class, meet-up groups, full access to the climbing walls, fitness equipment, free yoga, free rock ready, free kickboxing, 2 free day passes per quarter, 10% Off at our Gear Shop and much more!


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Join Promos
Full Access
Learn The Ropes Intro
FREE ($35 Savings)
Fitness Equipment
Rock Ready Strength
Training Class
Yoga Class
10% Off Gear Shop
Member Class Discounts
2 Guest Passes per Quarter
12 Month Commitment