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Vertical Ventures Indoor Rock Climbing Tampa

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Vertical Ventures Indoor Rock Climbing
5402 Pioneer Park Blvd Suite E
Tampa
FL
33634
Tel: 813 884 7625

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They are near the 589 and 584, as well as the 580 at 5402 Pioneer Park Blvd - Suite E in Tampa, Florida.

Where are we going today?

Rock climbing is such as great and fun way to stay active and keep fit, and Vertical Ventures is perfect for anyone who has never even touched a rope before, to those who can scale the hardest of routes.

The routes are color coded and graded accordingly, so you will always know which ones you should be following, and they are frequently swapped over so there will always be new ones to challenge you.

Your self-esteem will also be given a boost as you see yourself get better every visit.  That difficult route you first couldn't even get half way up, you are breezing through now!

There is a free-standing boulder in the center of the gym, as well as boulders set around the edge which are often perfect for beginners as they can learn the feel of the holds, and keep close to the ground so they are not far from the cushy padding underneath.  

They offer introductory climb classes where you can learn the basics of climbing and belaying, and is recommended if you are first starting out to ensure you have the techniques right.

The classes then move up into introductions to lead climbing, movement and technique and rappelling classes, as well as one on one personal coaching if you want to really improve at a fast rate. 

If you are a bit of a social butterfly, they hold weekly events where you can meet other kids of the same age, and find fun climbing buddies!

Of course, if you want to celebrate your next big day filled with climbing fun and all your friends, they can hold your birthday party there!  There are three levels of packages to pick from so you can get the best possible one for you!

Climb away! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsDaily admission $15 - Class prices vary
  • ChildrenDaily admission $9 (8 and under) - Class prices vary
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Tues - Thurs 12pm - 10pm / Friday 12pm - 7pm then 8pm - midnight / Saturday 10am - 10pm / Sunday 10a

Closed Mondays

Any Top Tips?

Kids under 13 are not allowed to belay, so parents will need to sign minor waivers so it's worth arriving early when you book to get this sorted. .

More information

Rental of shoes and chalk etc is extra to the admission costs. If you take the Introductory Class you get a 2 week free membership! .

What people are saying?

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    I had a great time here—and I didn’t even know I was working out until the next day when my fingers and shoulders started hurting. This rock-climbing newbie never felt intimidated by all the die-hards Free Climbing on the side or the young employees assisting everyone—Amber was quick and thorough in preparing me with my ‘intro class.’ Although the location was smaller than I expected, there was enough things to do for the crowd in there to never run into each other. I never had to wait in a line to try something. The left side is made...Read More

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    Staff is very helpful. Always new routes. Great for me and the family.

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    Facility is pretty small and not tall enough to justify roping up. If you're a climber, don't bring your harness, just plan on bouldering. The bouldering would be worthwhile if the route setting was better. All problems seemed to have decent movement or flow and then they would have one stopper move that was extremely awkward, dyno on a vert wall, extremely high feet, etc... Not hard because it was hard, but hard because of poor setting. Really wanted to like this place, but as a climber it was disappointing. They need to put a much bigger...Read More

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    This is my go to spot on Friday and Tuesday nights! Great people and atmosphere. The owners are nice and will help you out with anything even how to solve routes!

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    Excellent rock climbing gym. The routes are nicely varied and plentiful for both the amateur and the skilled. The facilities are clean and staff are very helpful. A little crowded on Tues and Fri nights. Good music to chill out to and climb.

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by Pyra-Danny V

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I had a great time here—and I didn’t even know I was working out until the next day when my fingers and shoulders started hurting. This rock-climbing newbie never felt intimidated by all the die-hards Free Climbing on the side or the young employees assisting everyone—Amber was quick and thorough in preparing me with my ‘intro class.’ Although the location was smaller than I expected, there was enough things to do for the crowd in there to never run into each other. I never had to wait in a line to try something. The left side is made for the Rappel Equipment while the center and right side is for Free Climbing. There was enough difficulty levels everywhere… except I’m a newbie so I can’t really vouch for whether the difficult levels were worth it. I allowed myself 1.5 hours before I felt like I had enough.

by Julie Patterson

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Facility is pretty small and not tall enough to justify roping up. If you're a climber, don't bring your harness, just plan on bouldering. The bouldering would be worthwhile if the route setting was better. All problems seemed to have decent movement or flow and then they would have one stopper move that was extremely awkward, dyno on a vert wall, extremely high feet, etc... Not hard because it was hard, but hard because of poor setting. Really wanted to like this place, but as a climber it was disappointing. They need to put a much bigger emphasis on route setting.

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