November 1st

Dear Vertex Community,

Road blocks have been lifted so we are open and running on our regular schedule!


October 30th

Dear Vertex Community,

We are open! However, the road block is still in effect indefinitely. Members are able to come through the barricade with their Vertex scan cards. We will update you once we know more.



October 25th

Dear Vertex Community,

We heard from city officials that the road closure to access our facility is expected to be lifted this Sunday.

This makes us excited to announce our

Grand Re-Opening Date: Monday, October 30th

Business hours, classes, and youth programs will resume normal schedules


Oct 22nd – announcement for Vertex members:

Fellow Vertexians,

We thank you for your continued patience and support during this difficult time. As of Saturday October 21st, the road is still blocked on Coffey Lane preventing access to the Vertex parking lot. There is no time table for when this road block will be lifted or moved.

In the meantime, we will be cleaning Vertex thoroughly to make sure we are ready to re-open when the road block is lifted. This includes getting the carpet and foam professionally cleaned. We are prepared to re-open on Wednesday October 25th should the road block be lifted early this week.

We will continue to keep you all updated as we learn more, we are all as anxious to re-open as I’m sure you all are! Hope to see you out at Goat Rock tomorrow. Stay Vertex Strong!

-Vertex Family

*** Due to the tragic fires, all Touchstone gyms also opened their doors to Vertex members to climb for free.


Oct 17th – announcement for Vertex members:

Dear Community,

We are doing what we can to smoothly reopen as soon as the scene near Vertex is safe. Check out below places you can go to keep a routine going and your body-mind sane. These institutions are showing their support and what the real meaning of community is. Stay Vertex Strong!

*** Vertex will hold a membership appreciation day at the Sunset Boulders at Goat Rock State Park with top ropes, belays and crash pads. Sunday 10/22, 11am-4pm. Come climb with us!

*** Sports Basement is hosting Vertex’s Yoga & Acro Yoga schedule. These community classes are free open to all levels. Come breathe and move with João!

*** Bridges Rock Gym extended its offer of free guest passes for those affected by the fire through the week. Go and get your boulder on!

*** Planet Granite in San Francisco has graciously opened their doors to all current Vertex Members to climb through Sunday, October 29th.
Click here to learn what you need to do to take advantage of this kind offer. Thank you Planet Granite!


Dear Vertex Community,

As we wake up this morning to the smokey sky and start to process the damage this fire has brought to us, our loved ones, and this great city, we encourage you to take a moment to reach out to your friends and neighbours. It is in these hard times that we must lean on our community and hold each other up.

Thousands of Santa Rosans have been displaced in community shelters or staying with friends/family.  Evacuation orders are in place for certain areas (see the link below). Please abide by these evacuation orders.

Until this morning at around 9am when this picture was taken, Vertex was safe from the fire. We believe and hope it still is. The gym is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice, please keep checking this page for updates on our closure.

Please stay safe out there!


Vertex Family


Upcoming Events:


B-Rad Festival 2017

B-Rad Festival Timeline 2017:

9am: Bouldering Competition starts for Youth ONLY (17 and under)

10-11am: Mass Yoga

11am-4pm: Bouldering Competition for ALL ages

11am-4pm: Vendors, Bouncy House, Carnival kids game, Raffle and Auction Tickets

4pm: Bouldering Competition ends

3pm-8pm: Drifter Pizza and Beer

1 – 6:30pm: Live DJ

4-5pm: Feats of Strength!

5pm: Finalists announced

5:30pm – 6:15pm: On-Site Finals!

6:15pm: Prizes awarded

6:30-7pm: Raffle and Silent Auction

7-8pm: Aerial Silks show, Beer, and Pizza!


Past Events:

YP Fundraiser 2017




9am-4pm       Climbing Competition
11am-12pm   Community Yoga (all levels)
11am-4pm     Food, beer, vendors, kids games
4pm-5pm       Huge raffle and silent auction
5pm-5:30pm  Competition winners and prizes
5:30-6pm       Dyno Comp
6pm-8pm       Live music, food, beer


Summer Solstice Send Fest 2016


sunset_boulders_picHey hey Vertexians,
it’s that time of the year again! On Saturday June 25th Vertex will be hosting the second annual Summer Solstice Send Fest; outdoor climbing, crag clean up and member appreciation day. This is the perfect opportunity to climb outside, make new friends and strengthen old bonds.

This is not a climbing competition but a coastal climbing personal best day. We will also be handing out trash bags to beautify the crags and leave it better than we found it. Show up at Goat Rock State Park for coffee, donuts and the orientation. Then get your coastal climbing on from Goat Rock to Salt Point, once your hands are toast head back to Goat Rock for Pizza from our very own Drifter Pizza.

Day schedule:
Orientation at Sunset Boulders parking lot: 11 am
Sonoma coastal climbing; 12- 6 pm
Pizza Party and result 6-8 pm


Body Spec Day

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Absolute Abdomination 2016 May 21

To kick off this year’s shredfest we’ve asked the folks from BodySpec to bring their mobile DXA Scan truck to Vertex.
Scans are just $45, nearly half the cost of most similar tests, and are one of the most accurate ways to calculate body fat and lean mass percentages.There are only 30 spaces available and slots will fill up quickly, you can sign up for your scan here.

Movie Night: Masters of Stone IV

Sat. Feb 27th @ 6pm.
Free for members / $5 for non members
Free beer

Watch trailer here.


Vertex 20th Anniversary and B-Rad Festival!


20th AnniversarySaturday, October 10th will be an amazing day of yoga, climbing, music, food, and the best community of people imaginable.

This year marks the 20th that Vertex has been in business and we are thrileld to be partnering with them for our launch of the B-Rad Foundation’s Youth Program. We will have a huge gear raffle, live music, climbing competitions, and vendor fair. We’ll also be hosting this year’s

Reel Rock Film Tour!

Proceeds from the day will be donated to the B-Rad Foundation and our ongoing mission to support health, adventure, and stewardship!

Join the event on Facebook too !!!

Stoked to see you there!


Solstice Send-Fest


When: Saturday, June 20th, 2015

What: Outdoor Bouldering Competition & Party!

Comp Time: 9am-5pm

After Party: 5-9pm

Where: Sonoma Coastline and Vertex

Details: This bouldering competition will feature all of the great boulders from Goat Rock up to Salt Point State Beach and everything in between. Meet at Vertex @ 9am for coffee, donuts, and directions. Return to Vertex by 5pm to submit score cards and have fun at the after party. Rules and Instructions for the bouldering comp. will be given the morning of the event. After parts @ Vertex starts at 5pm and will include: Live Music, Feats of Strength, Dyno Comp, Taco Truck, Beer, and AWESOME raffle prizes!

How much: event is FREE for members, $15 for Non-Members.

We hope to see lots of familiar faces out there!

YCL Benefit Competition’s highlights