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Vertical Endeavors Warrenville Warrenville

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Vertical Endeavors Warrenville
28141 Diehl Road
Warrenville
IL
60555
Tel: 630 836 0122

Where are we going today?

Welcome to Vertical Endeavors in Warrenville, IL. Our facility offers 18,000 sq. ft. of climbing on three different wall types. Our A.R.T.Wall™ is one of the most realistic rocks you'll ever climb on. With such a natural feel you'll think you're climbing outside. We have the most artificial natural looking rock of any rock climbing gym in the world. If that isn't enough to convince you to come out and see us how about our world class staff and gear shop.

Our facility offers everything from auto-belay to top rope to lead on vertical to vastly overhanging walls. We even have a kid's area with a carved tree and huecos. Stop in to climb at one of the most impressive climbing facilities in the Midwest!

Vertical Endeavors is a full service climbing facility offering a full line of indoor and outdoor lessons, youth programs, group events and experiential programs for corporate and non-profit groups.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFrom $15
  • ChildrenFrom $15
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Monday through Saturday 10am to 10pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm.

Teachers corner

Whether trying climbing for the first time or returning for more fun, rock climbing is an exciting and challenging activity for any group! Perfect for schools, youth groups, scouts, colleges, friends, day camps, and any other group you may have. Minimum ten climbers..

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To climb at VE, all you need to do is show up. We are very well set up for first-time climbers. With 22 Auto Belays, anyone can be climbing after a short orientation. Any time we are open we are ready to welcome new climbers. If you bring anyone under 18 they absolutely must have the Lifetime Fitness waiver and Vertical Endeavors waiver filled out by their parent or court appointed legal guardian. .

Can I get one of those?

T-shirts, water bottles, climbing gear available. A complete pro-shop makes fulfilling all your climbing needs affordable and convenient. (Members receive a special discount.).

More information

You should wear loose comfortable athletic clothing. Climbing rental equipment is available..

What people are saying?

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    Don't go there if you're a climber. Terrible setting, greasy holds, questionable ropes, bouldering problems set at the base of lead routes, subjective and inconsistent grades. I know spoiled living in Utah... But this is the worst route setting I have every experienced. I would be surprised if the setters ever climbed outside before.

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    By far the best place to climb around Chicago. Attached to a Lifetime Fitness, you'll have to walk through and get a stamp (which is beyond pointless) and then you can walk to the climbing area.

    Only downside is that because the place is really the only place to climb within Chicago, it can get really crowded. Often will be kids parties, so you'll have these kids parked on routes for ages.

    Not a lot of climbing for beginners - the majority of their routes are 5.10+, but this is good as it'll force you to get better fast.

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    ~$25 to climb as much as you want from 10am - 10pm?

    I think this speaks for itself. Come in, sign a waiver, put on your harness and if it's your first time, get a short tutorial.

    No gripes from me! I've been here a total of about 10 times since I was around 14 years old. Not nearly enough if you ask me.

    Although nothing beats the real thing, you can't argue with the convenience.

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    The auto belays are very helpful, and the staff is very kind. Doesn't have a large bouldering area but its a blast. Skilled climbers will love the advance area.

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    Great location. Modest experience climbing, huge place equiped for all different levels.

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