What is Vertical eXcape?

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Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing recreational activities. Although climbing may seem to be a sport for athletes with great physical strength, once basic technique and balance are mastered, climbing becomes as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one. With challenges invoking problem solving skills, communication, and trust, group members enjoy a cognitive workout as well as a full body exercise. Climbing promotes muscle growth and toning, cardiovascular strength, flexibility, agility, self-esteem and confidence all while having a great time. For these reasons, climbing has also become a favorite alternative approach to health and fitness for many individuals and families over the past decade.

The creation of the home gym “woodie” gave birth to indoor climbing. The woodie was developed by hard-core climbing enthusiasts wanting to train year round. As time passed, these small woodies began showing up in garages, basements and attics. The woodie soon evolved into what is now the commercial climbing gym. With the development of the commercial climbing gym, the general public can now experience the exhilaration of climbing. So, come on by and experience the vertical world firsthand!

Vertical eXcape Climbing Center opened in February of 1999 and is located at 1315 N. Royal Ave in Evansville, IN (near Eastland Mall). It features over 12,000 square feet of textured climbing surface with heights up to 32 feet, over 40 climbing stations, huge bouldering area, and a great party area just for your group. With an interesting array of slabs, vertical sections and overhangs, Vertical eXcape is sure to please everyone from the first time adventure seeker to the advanced climber.

At Vertical eXcape beginners are introduced to climbing in a safe and structured manner, while advanced climbers are offered a year-round training facility to fine-tune techniques while promoting healthier lifestyles.

Vertical eXcape is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free environment providing quality family entertainment. Vertical eXcape is also a great way to stay in touch with local, regional and national climbing communities.