Get a grip

Noah Brandt, 15, Bowling Green, works his way through one of the bouldering courses at Vertical Excape. “It’s good exercise and a good challenge, It’s fun on working on something and getting better at it,” Brandt said. Nate Morris, 22, of Kansas City, Missouri, guides him through to reach the top of the course.

Nathan Holmes, owner of Vertical Excape, opened up the second location of their indoor climbing and training facility on Feb. 1. The facility offers bouldering, top-roping, sport and auto-belay systems. Vertical Excape welcomes everyone from experienced climbers to beginners. The new facility offers memberships that can include: unlimited climbing during business hours, pro-shop discounts, guest discounts and other benefits. People of all ages are welcome to climb. Vertical Excape is open year round, week days starting at 12 p.m. to 10 p.m and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

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