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

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 […]

Adventure Made Easy… 2 guests give “props” to VA Guides!

April 15th, 2016 / Vertical Adventure / 0 comments

My wife and I both love weekend getaways, especially outdoor recreation. But often is just doesn’t happen because we’re too busy to plan it all out. But with Joel and Vertical Adventure Guides, we had a full blown action-packed weekend and Joel handled all the logistics. And it truly was a variety packed weekend.