Call us masochistic oddballs, but we know how to have fun!

January 11th, 2017 / Vertical Adventure / 0 comments

As for a masochistic pastime for oddballs, sure climbers are different. While anyone with a good fitness foundation can learn to climb ice, most experienced ice climbers are fitness freaks, training like mad people in order to climb as efficient as possible.

So you want to Try Ice Climbing?

November 10th, 2016 / Vertical Adventure / 0 comments

Eventually all rock climbers get the itch to ice climb. Ice climbing can cause you to be cold one minute but then hot in the next 10 minutes. If you don’t like the cold, and cannot tolerate some level of being uncomfortable, become a climbing gym rat for the winter, or perhaps this isn’t the sport for you

Gear Review: The Xshot Sport camera extender pole, or if you prefer, “selfie stick”

September 14th, 2016 / Vertical Adventure / 0 comments

We are adventure guides and have used it quite a lot while filming clients at our tours at Devils Lake State Park near Baraboo, WI. It did really well and drew quite a bit of attention from our guests. It easily extended to about 3 feet long

When is a Knot a Knot to know? Rock climbing knots

May 6th, 2016 / Vertical Adventure / 0 comments

When is a Knot a Knot to Know? Want to climb rocks this season? Then you will probably want to know what kind of knots are right for safe use on your climbing rope.   You can always find plenty of information and safety tips at or websites, or get yourself a good knot […]