Plan Your Visit

Vertical Hold offers the best climbing experience for all ages and climbing levels.
With three locations to call home, each gym is complete with
Top Roping, Lead Climbing, Bouldering, Auto Belays, Yoga, Fitness, Slacklining and more.


First Time and Beginner Climbers

New to rock climbing? No problem! We have everything you need to get on the wall! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will provide you with the certifications and gear you need to climb in the gym.

Know before you go

  • CLIMBERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST HAVE A PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN SIGNED WAIVER!

  • Belay lessons are offered throughout business hours! Both walk-ins and reservations are welcome. To make a reservation call your nearest gym location. Groups of five or more are encouraged to make reservations. Avoid the wait, schedule a date!

  • Belay Lessons take around 30-45 minutes. Be sure to carve out some time for all of the fun!

  • The Beginner Lesson and Belay Lesson for top roping require a partner. Bring a friend!

  • Climbers must be 13 years of age to belay and to use auto belay without supervision.

Harness up and climb on a rope! Take a  Beginner Lesson  with a partner and learn how to  Belay  (manage the rope and gear).

Harness up and climb on a rope! Take a Beginner Lesson with a partner and learn how to Belay (manage the rope and gear).

No partner? No problem! Vertical Hold is the only San Diego gym that offers Auto Belays. Get that climb in with no partner necessary!

No partner? No problem! Vertical Hold is the only San Diego gym that offers Auto Belays. Get that climb in with no partner necessary!

Start climbing on our indoor boulder (the best in San Diego!) using boulder pads instead of harness and ropes.

Start climbing on our indoor boulder (the best in San Diego!) using boulder pads instead of harness and ropes.

For ages 4-12 we have kid friendly walls, climbs and gear! Vertical Hold staff is available to provide belay lessons for parents and any climbers 13 and older to belay the kids of the group.

For ages 4-12 we have kid friendly walls, climbs and gear! Vertical Hold staff is available to provide belay lessons for parents and any climbers 13 and older to belay the kids of the group.

Are you ready to lead climb? Lead climbing is a more advanced version of Top Rope Climbing. We offer certification courses at all of our locations for those looking to step up their rope game.

Are you ready to lead climb? Lead climbing is a more advanced version of Top Rope Climbing. We offer certification courses at all of our locations for those looking to step up their rope game.

Vertical Hold offers premiere all-levels vinyasa flow, restorative, and climber specific yoga classes. Classes are complimentary with membership or day pass. Yoga mats and blocks are available at no extra charge.

Vertical Hold offers premiere all-levels vinyasa flow, restorative, and climber specific yoga classes. Classes are complimentary with membership or day pass. Yoga mats and blocks are available at no extra charge.


Know Before You Go

  • EVERY CLIMBER UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST HAVE A MINOR WAIVER SIGNED BY THEIR LEGAL GUARDIAN TO CLIMB. Chaperones may not sign for minors without LEGAL CUSTODY of child. Click Here to Complete Waiver

  • Vertical Hold has a Youth Climbing Team! First youth team practice is FREE!

  • Lead Climbing and Lead Belay demonstrations are offered throughout gym hours, but subject to staff availability.

Experienced Climbers

Already know your stuff? High five! For both Top Roping and Lead Climbing certification every climber must demonstrate their knowledge to be certified at Vertical Hold. We check your proficiency in tying a Figure 8 Follow-Through Knot, Belaying with an ATC, and all that other standard climbing jazz. Don’t stress, the test out is free and offered any time with no judgement if it has been a while since you’ve roped up.