Climbing Leagues

Vertical eXcape offers several leagues for youth of all ages as well as for adults.

All participants must have a Vertical eXcape waiver signed before participating. Any participant under the age of 18 must have a Vertical eXcape Waiver signed by his/her own parent or court-appointed legal guardian prior to participation. No exceptions!

If you have any questions, please call the gym at 812-479-6887.


Are you looking for a way to improve as a climber, meet new friends that enjoy climbing, or simply have fun? Vertical eXcape’s Youth Climbing League is your answer!

Our Youth Climbing League is specifically developed for kids ages 5 to 11. The league is designed to teach participants the importance of communication, trust, patience and group development through climbing. Each session offers exciting challenges for every participant. The league consists of general and specialized conditioning, learning climbing terms and techniques through games and activities, and plenty of climbing. Each group will be facilitated by qualified Vertical eXcape staff, and sessions are open for parents to observe.

Our Youth Climbing League is great for those wanting to learn more about climbing and meet new friends. Climbers who began this sport in our youth programs have made long-term friends, gone on to compete in local and regional competitions, and even become staff and instructors themselves.

When does the YCL begin?

The league runs January – May and August – November. You can start at any time. You can also stop at any time with written notice by the first of the month.

When are sessions held? (choose one)

      • Tuesday from 4:00-5:30 pm (Level 1 – ages 5 to 11) (Currently full. Please contact us to be wait-listed.)
      • Wednesday from 4:00-5:30 pm (Level 1 – ages 5 to 11)
      • Thursday from 4:00-5:30 pm (Level 2 – ages 8 to 11 with 4 months or more in Level 1)

What is included with the league?

      • Staff facilitated climbing, games, & activities
      • Vertical eXcape Membership for climbing outside of weekly sessions
      • Rental Gear use (during weekly sessions only)

What is the cost for the YCL?

      • $40 per month  (Set up as a monthly EFT)

What if my child does not have climbing gear for visits other than Tuesday?

      • Rent:  $20 per month (unlimited use of rental gear outside of weekly sessions)


      • Rent:  $5 per visit (outside of weekly sessions)


      • Buy: Members receive discounted prices on purchases. (Complete entry level gear for youth can be purchased for approximately $95. This depends on what size your child wears.)













Vertical eXcape’s High School Climbing League is designed for students who thrive in a competitive yet fun environment. Any student 12 years old and up attending private, public or home school is eligible to participate in the league. Participants will learn the fundamentals of rock climbing through weekly training sessions, and bi-monthly in-house competitions.  Many students typically not involved in traditional sports have found rock climbing to be truly rewarding, fun, and a great way to stay in shape.

When does the HSCL begin?

The league runs January – May and August – November. You can start at any time. You can also stop at any time with written notice by the first of the month.

When are training sessions held?

Training sessions will be conducted every Monday from 6:00-8:00 pm. League members are expected to arrive on time and fully participate in each training session.

When are competitions held?

      • Dates to be announced

What is included with the league?

      • Coaching and workouts
      • League Competitions
      • Vertical eXcape Membership with full benefits

What is the cost for the league?

      • $55 per month  (Set up as a monthly EFT)

What if I do not have my own gear?

      • Rent:  $20 per month


      • Buy: Members receive discounted prices on purchases. (Entry level gear can be purchased for approximately $125)



ADULT CLIMBING LEAGUE  (Fall 2017 season’s dates TBD)


The ACL is an informal, casual league geared to get you psyched on climbing and training harder and more confidently. This league is also a great way to meet new people, find new challenges, hone your climbing skills, and (most importantly) have a lot of fun pushing YOUR limits.

Whether you have been climbing for years or have just started, this league is for you!

When is the ACL?

      • Fall 2017 pre-season meeting and dates TBD

How does the league work?

      • The ACL consists of eight 1-week scoring sessions. Scorecards must be turned in by Saturday each week. New scorecards will be available every Monday.
      • This scoring system uses divisions and handicaps, and is designed to level the playing field so that regardless of your ability, you can still earn just as many points (or more) than a person who is placed in a higher division than you. Full description of scoring and rules here.

How many people are on a team?

      • Teams can be 2-4 people. Sign up with friends or sign up on your own and we will select a team for you from the list.

What day do I climb?

      • Members can climb and score any time throughout week, but we hope to use Monday or Friday evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm to foster a bit of good-natured competition and community.
      • Non-members registered for just the ACL program season can climb once per week on either Monday or Friday from 6:30-9:00 pm.

Who can join and how much is it?

No prior experience is necessary. Anyone 18 years or older can join.

Members: $15

Non-members : $100 for pre-season meeting + 8 weekly climbing sessions (Monday or Friday)

No refunds or credits for missed sessions. Prices, schedule, and League layout subject to change until climbing season begins.