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The Midwest's Tree Climbing and Rock Climbing School

Vertical Voyages is the Midwest's trusted source for learning the techniques needed for climbing rock, and canopy climb safely. Graduates of our classroom education have gone on to climb rock across the world. We offer education sessions for unexperienced climbers to seasoned professionals. Our mission is to bring the sport of climbing to adventurers of all ages so that people learn how to have an experience that is intimate and positive with nature. Our local climbs are in Southern Illinois and Missouri, the heart of the Midwest climbing scene. We also offer trips to other famous climbs to experienced climbers. Contact us today to schedule your session with Vertical Voyages today!

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All You Need is a Tree
These days, it seems kids spend their free time holed up in bedrooms with the latest Nintendo game instead of lost in an outdoor activity like tree
Indoor Climbing Drills to Improve Your Technique
1. Downclimbing routes Upon reaching the top of an indoor climb, try to downclimb as much of the route as possible rather than simply lowering off
How to Choose Rainwear
Performance rainwear choices include waterproof/breathable or water resistant; Gore-Tex® or eVent® laminates versus fabric coatings; hard shell or
Canopy Climbs at Powder Valley Nature Center - Enroll Now!
We are excited to announce Vertical Voyages will be offerering open enrollment climbs at Powder Valley Nature Center.  Two Sessions are available on
Sleeping Pads: How to Choose
If you love hiking, climbing, and camping as much as we do you'll understand the importance of a good sleeping pad! There are so many on the market