Jess Brown

Why Vertical Climbing is one of the Safest and Lowest Impact Exercises

When investing in a new piece of fitness equipment, it’s not only important to assess its effectiveness but also the long-term effects it will have on your body. Investing in

July 28, 2020

Keeps your joints healthy today and in ten years 


When investing in a new piece of fitness equipment, it’s not only important to assess its effectiveness but also the long-term effects it will have on your body. Investing in a treadmill may help you reach your fitness goals in the next year, but the effects it will have on your body in ten years will not be so positive. That’s where vertical climbing is different. Climbing is one of the safest and lowest impact exercises on the market. It keeps your joints and muscles healthy today and in ten years. Vertical climbing is incredibly low impact and safe; your feet stay planted for the entirety of the exercise, eliminating pressure and pounding on joints and ligaments. 


Keeps spinal alignment, prevents injury, and strengths all muscle groups 


Climbing allows for a natural, athletic position and ergonomic spinal alignment. The design helps to reinforce good posture and strengthen the core to help combat slouching. The cross-crawl movement of climbing makes proper form intuitive and easy to maintain. Because of all these features, vertical climbing has become a staple for rehabilitation for many years. When climbing, the user is in a partial weight-bearing position that is conducive to successful rehabilitation and exercise of orthopedically and cardiac impaired patients. Climbing also helps to prevent injury by strengthening all muscle groups and protecting ligaments, tendons, and muscles. 


Effective and Low-Impact 


Chauncey Billups, a retired American professional basketball player and CLMBR Ambassador, said “the thing that attracted me most to vertical climbing is that as a long time professional athlete, my body hurts at times. You retire, you have so many injuries, and you put so much stress and pressure on your joints and ligaments over the years. Now I have found vertical climbing. You can get a heck of a workout without putting a lot of stress on your body and on your tendons and ligaments, which is something I was used to, but it's also something that I needed a major break from.” Vertical climbing is a highly effective workout that burns more calories than running, spinning, and rowing all while being safe and low-impact. You can’t get much better than that.