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Go Vertical

The region’s premier rock climbing gym


Find all the challenges of the vertical world at this centrally located gym in Philadelphia. There are more than 230 routes on more than 13,500 square feet of climbable terrain.

Whether you’re new to climbing or just looking to improve your skills, there’s a class that suits your needs.

If you’re an experienced climber looking for a workout, the gym — which serves as the region’s virtual nerve center for the sport — also offers roped climbing or boulder-only day passes.

Come Prepared

Beginners should expect to schedule ahead. To get serious climb time for first-timers, make a reservation for a climbing party. You’ll get the support you need and just three climbers is enough, so short notice is okay.

Don’t Miss

The last Friday of every month is a women-only clinic. On the first Friday there are very few climbers and you can follow up with the downtown First Friday celebrations.

Outsider’s Tip

If you know how to belay, it’s easy to find a partner even if you’re on your own. Use “govertical” as a keyword under Yahoo’s news groups, and post your desired date and time. During peak hours the staff can help you find a partner.


950 N. Penn Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 928-1800


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