Vertical-Life was built by climbers for climbers. Find all the information you need on outdoor and indoor climbing, track your activities, and share your experiences with others.
Sport climbing, bouldering and multi-pitch routes
The digital climbing guidebooks on Vertical-Life work online and offline. Vertical-Life will be your smart companion from approach to top-out. Local authors and publishers ensure continuous updates and accuracy of climbing topos.
Follow your home gym
Free climbing gym content at your fingertips. Indoor sport climbing and bouldering topos, rankings and circuits. Check all indoor gym features, get updates on new routes, and meet climbers in your area. If your gym isn’t yet featured in the app, let us know and we will contact them.
Track your improvements and personalize your training
Personalized route book of all indoor and outdoor routes and boulder problems marked with a "Zlag!" to keep track of your ascents. Upload your best shots from the crag, comment, and share with friends.
FRIENDS & COMMUNITY
Join the worldwide community
Follow friends and climbers from all over the world. Share your top accomplishments, motivate each other, and climb as a team for your local gym.
CHALLENGES & ACHIEVEMENTS
Keep motivation high
Participate in local and global challenges and rankings with your friends. Reach new goals, unlock climbing achievements, and win great prizes that are all about climbing!
Visit the Vertical-Life website for full app details: vertical-life.info
- new grading systems
Ratings and Reviews
Like many said navigation of the app is extremely unintuitive. I just downloaded the app and the app tutorial was very short and didn’t cover much, but a good app shouldn’t need a tutorial.
One thing that sticks out to me is the headers of the page just kind of blend in, it took me 15 minutes to find the list of Boulders in my gym because when I clicked “topos” I did not even see there was a header that said “Boulders” that I had to switch to.
The training programs although a little quirky sometimes due to the automation are pretty awesome, it’s nice on a day I need a little more motivation to just be told what to climb and when.
I’ve been waiting for a mountain project replacement, mountain project could be soooo much better, but getting people to do the initial switch will be tough.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your comment. We are working on an app redesign that should be released soon. However, we appreciate any feedback you might have. Please send us your thoughts here: https://x.zlag.it/service_desk
Best regards, George
I agree with others, the app is not easy to use or find routes. Very poor database. I'm living in Kenya and wasn't too surprised that it had no routes. When I checked the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, low and behold, no routes. That is crazy since it's a huge internationally known climbing spot. Well, maybe it's better elsewhere. P.S. make it easier to add your own climbing areas to build the community.
Developer Response ,
The reason we don’t allow user-generated topos is our close collaboration with guidebook authors and locals. It’s a longer process to add new areas, but it’s our ethical principle: authors are able to sell their well-developed topos, they can earn something and reinvest in maintaining the crags.
There will be an integration of 8a.nu, which will allow to show user-generated information and routes.
Potential held back by bad design
It clearly has a lot of features and functionality that could be leveraged in really interesting ways. However it’s incredibly frustrating to use because the design and navigation are horrendous. I hope the developers invest in some good designers and do some user research on the main workflows.
Developer Response ,
Hello, Thank you for your feedback.
You can activate the app walkthrough at any time by going to Settings -> App Tutorial.
Also, please send any questions you might have to our support team who will be glad to help: https://x.zlag.it/service_desk
- Vertical Life srl
- 106.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Vertical Life GmbH
- In-App Purchases
- 25 credits $9.99
- 6 credits $2.99
- 60 credits $20.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.