Vertical Climber

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  • $ 157.97 USD
  • Regular price $ 230.00 USD


Take Your Workout to a New Level on the Critical Vertical Climber

  • The Critical Vertical Climber is the perfect addition for any home gym. Whether you want to build your legs or start intense cardio routines, the climber is built to target all areas of your body. Imitating real-life rock climbing, this machine builds muscle, tones and burns calories all at once by using your bodyweight as resistance. The handles feature non-stick grips for easy climbing, and the foldable design lets you store the climber away conveniently when it's not in use.


  • Foldable Design
  • Helps Tone and Build MuscleHelps Burn Calories
  • The vertical climber has adjustable height to suit any user's stature
  • Machine mimics rock-climbing routines to burn calories and tone or build muscle
  • Foldable design is easy to assemble and quick to collapse for simple storage
  • Features non-stick grip handles for comfort
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 250 lbs.


The Vertical Climber simulates natural climber movements to burn calories while strengthening and building muscle. It has been designed to be smoother, quieter and very durable!  The great thing about this is that you can have the benefit of climbing mountains from the safety of your own home. Climb on for a low impact but high intensity workout with every session. If space is at a premium, it’s easy to fold the climber and store it in a corner until your next training session. You can get a decent sweat worked up in as little as ten minutes on the vertical climber. It is intended for all body types with  adjustable height options.


The exercise climber machine is an easy-to-setup machine that gives a total body workout that can help you sculpt lean, sexy legs, toned rock-hard abs and strong triceps and biceps. By using your own body weight as resistance, it gives a great cardio and strength training workout without putting stress on the lower joints of your body. You get a full body workout when using this exercise climber machine that combines weight resistance, and aerobic exercise in one simple step, all in the comfort of your home. 


  • Durable steel construction
  • Adjustable height
  • Smooth and quiet
  • Isometric non-stick grips
  • High-intensity, full body workout
  • Compact folding design for easy storage
  • Low impact for healthy joints
  • Ergonomically designed for all body types
  • Excellent aerobic workout to burn calories and fat
  • Low-impact comprehensive aerobic/anaerobic workout
  • Digital calorie and step counter for your workout time and all your fitness progress to keep you motivated






“Which cardio machine burns the most fat?” It’s a personal trainer’s least favorite question because there’s no right answer.

Still, research suggests there may be a winner in the fat-burning sweepstakes after all, and surprise: It’s the vertical climber (of which VersaClimber is the leading brand). Yes, that odd-looking contraption in the corner of your gym that resembles the Leaning Tower of Pisa (it’s got a near-vertical rail with pedals and handles) may be the most underrated and effective tool yet for getting lean.

Made in a mechanical engineer’s garage in 1981, it’s still wildly popular because it offers a ridiculous power, strength, and cardio workout.

“It doesn’t let you hide,” says Devore. Meaning: If it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger. That’s a big “if.”

What’s more, a Washington State University study found that subjects’ maximal heart rates were jacked up higher when doing VersaClimber intervals than when running intervals on a treadmill, and their VO2 max—a measure of how fast the body consumes oxygen, which correlates with calories burned—was “significantly greater” when climbing than when training on a treadmill or a rowing machine.

“The VersaClimber burns more calories than anything else out there,” says Jason Walsh, C.S.C.S., a trainer who teaches cardio classes exclusively with the VersaClimber, dubbed Rise Nation, in L.A. “I’d estimate between 600–800 for a 30-minute session.”

The body position, at a 75-degree tilt as opposed to seated on a rower or exercise bike is rare among cardio machines; the vertical climber also offers no impact, which relieves the joints. As a result, “it allows greater range of motion, utilizing push-and-pull movements that work the shoulders, torso, hips, and legs,” says Walsh.

“Sure,” you say. “But can’t the same be said for the elliptical?” Not quite. The vertical climber has no speed limit; the handles and pedals move as fast as you’re able to push, allowing for greater progression and variance in workout intensity. And adjusting your speed down doesn’t have the lag time associated with other machines like a treadmill, on which you hit the down button and five seconds later it slows its pace.

And therein lies the true magic of the vertical climber: not just its ability to burn calories, but its potential to keep you interested in burning them—safely—workout after workout, until you see results. It’ll shred your glutes, quads, back, arms, and core. To suffer for yourself, try this agonizing routine below. And if you’re really short on time, go for 2 minutes at near-max effort. 

30-minute Vertical Climber workout 

Warmup: Perform long-range strokes (about 18 inches) for 4 min. at a pace of 130 feet/min.

3-minute total
45 sec. of short-range strokes (about 12 inches), 200 feet/min + 45 sec. of long-range strokes, 130 feet/min.
Repeat both intervals once more

Rest 30 sec.

3-minute total
30 sec. short-range strokes, 200 feet/min + 30 sec. short-range strokes, 150 feet/min.
Repeat twice more

Rest 30 sec.

4-minute total
20 sec. short-range strokes, 220 feet/min + 10 sec. short-range strokes, 120 feet/min.
Repeat both intervals 7 more times

Rest 1 min.

3-minute total
30 sec. long-range strokes, 140 feet/min + 60 sec. long-range strokes, 200 feet/min.
Repeat once more

4-minute total
4 minutes short- range strokes, 150 feet/min.

Rest 30 sec.

3-minute total
20 sec. short-range strokes, 220 feet/min + 60 sec. short-range strokes, 140 feet/min.
Repeat once, then only perform the 20-sec. interval one more time

Rest 30 sec.

3-minute total
45 sec. short-range strokes, 130 feet/min + 30 sec. long-range strokes, 230 feet/min.
Repeat once, then perform the 45-sec. interval one last time