CLIMBING TO THE TOP! Written by Dr. David Matthews, SUNY Adirondack; students Sandra Dickinson and Christina Green, SUNY Adirondack Where can one go and relax while having a thrill-seeking adventure? Ever heard of vertical yoga? Would you, could you, imagine being 30 feet off the ground in a tranquil state of mind, knowing you have just reached a new high? Tom Rosecrans began an adventure of a lifetime when he bought out two partners of Rock Sports Indoor Rock Climbing . A small-scale facility with varying degrees of difficulty ranging from beginner to advanced bouldering, the setting may be small in square footage but it sure fills the desires of experienced climbers. Never having owned his own business, this high school teacher powdered his hands and held on tight taking his venture to new levels ten years later. With over 36 years of rock climbing experience, Tom has experienced destinations on a global scale, including two expeditions to the Himalayas. Running a business of passion could be overwhelming, so Tom kept things relatively manageable, never really trying to outdoor grow the business beyond modest proportions, satisfied to own a part-time “hobby” business. However, the situation has changed and Tom has decided now is the time for adjustment, and with good reason. A few months ago a newer, bigger, brassier indoor rock climbing gym opened just 20 minutes away and is drawing d or it will not be accepted, it cannot be just copied work.