The Vanguards

Vertical Ventures Youth Climbing Club

vanĀ·guard n - the leading position in any movement or field.

Synonyms: forefront, cutting edge, leaders, spearhead.

Vertical Ventures' Youth programs focus on building confidence and skill through strength and achievement. Rock climbing is not only physical, but mental as well. Coaching will emphasize the fundamentals of climbing and fitness - balance, movement, communication, nutrition, strength training and mental focus. If you have further questions, feel free to give us a call at (727) 304·6290 or e-mail us at

how it works

The Vanguards program is currently open to male and female climbers ages 8 through 18 wishing who were previously enrolled in the Vanguards Team and Select programs.

All team athletes receive full member benefits (10% off gear, 1 free guest pass/month, unlimited climbing). If a team athlete does not have their own equipment, VV will provide it on training days free of charge, but it must be rented on non-training days. Having your own climbing shoes is HIGHLY recommended - these are the most basic and critical piece of climbing equipment.


Not sure if your youngster will be into it? Schedule an orientation session!
We host orientation days the First Saturday and Second Monday of every month for the price of admission.
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