All participants must sign our Liability Waiver and Rules Agreement.
Climbing Since: 2000
At VE Since: 2013
About Me: I trained on the VE Competitive Climb Team through high school, competed at the USAC SCS National Championships twice, and am now the Head Team Coach at VE St. Paul. I went to school for massage therapy at CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic in St. Louis Park, MN. I am hoping to own a massage business in the future.
Hometown: Lakeland, MN
Favorite Type of Climbing: Sport & Bouldering
Favorite Climbing Area: Red Wing, MN (Great views!)
What I Love About Climbing: I quite enjoy that climbing is both mentally stimulating (problem solving) and physically challenging (a great workout). Life is so fast paced and climbing is a constant in my life; it keeps me grounded and focused.
Other interests: Fitness, traveling, hair and skincare, hiking/backpacking, camping, and recently I have sparked an interest in Triathlons!
Interesting Facts: I can unicycle and I love to cook!
Climbing Since: I was 8 years old.
At VE Since: 2014
About Me: I am a caregiver meaning I do in home care for seniors. I enjoy photography and making homemade cards. I spend lots of time with my boyfriend, family, and friends.
Hometown: Roseville, MN
Favorite Type of Climbing: Top Rope
Favorite Climbing Area: Rummy Rocks, New Hampshire
What I Love About Climbing: It is a full body sport it. I love that I always have things I can improve. I also like the social part of climbing and how it brings people together, whether that be climbing indoor or outside. Climbing is a stress reliever for me.
Other Interests: Hiking, camping, fitness, photography, card making, and water skiing
Interesting Facts: I have traveled to South Korea, Jamaica, and many places in the US. I also have a lot of food allergies!
Climbing Since: 2011
At VE Since: 2015
About Me: I like animals and rocks.
Hometown: West Fargo, ND
Favorite Type of Climbing: Techy face climbing
Favorite Climbing Area: Wild Iris in Lander, WY
What I Love About Climbing: It takes you to a lot of really neat places. Climbing challenges you both physically and mentally.
Other Interests: Downhill skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and water skiing
Interesting Facts: I’m color blind, which sometimes makes it difficult for me to follow routes in the gym!
Climbing Since: 2013
At VE Since: 2017
About Me: I like teaching and I like climbing, so working with Climb Team is a natural fit for me. I love working with our team kids and watching them grow and get more engaged with the sport. Plus, I like having people do what I say.
Hometown: Golden Valley, MN
Favorite Type of Climbing: Indoor Trad Solo
What I Love About Climbing: It is a chance to yell and show off my muscles in a socially-acceptable way.
Other Interests: Photography, snowboarding, travel, and reading
Interesting Facts: I learned to rock climb in Japan and I learned to use chopsticks in America.
Climbing Since: 2008
About Me: I’m a movement nerd when it comes to climbing. I want to know why and how I or other climbers can move as efficiency as possible. I’ve often say there are many more strong climbers then good climbers. I want to learn to be both!
Hometown: Grand Forks, ND
Favorite Type of Climbing: Hard Top rope. It’s too good. I’m able to just focus everything on the movement and rock, instead of having to stop and clip or worry about my fall.
Favorite Climbing Area: I have a soft spot for our local choss pile, Red Wing. But outside of MN, I would probably say Moab, Utah.
What I Love About Climbing: The complexity rock or holds on a wall can provide and how every climber interacts with the climbs slightly different.
Other Interests: Mountain biking
Interesting Facts: Owls have eye tubes instead of eye balls.
Anyone entering the Facility must have a signed/completed “Vertical Endeavors Release of all Claims, Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnification Agreement, Rules Agreement and General Warnings” form on file.
Members and guests under the age of 18 must have the Form signed by their parent or court-appointed legal guardian.
Everyone must check in at the front counter before entering the climbing area. Members must show a counter employee their membership card and picture ID when entering.
Before using the Auto Belays, Bouldering, Belaying, Lead Climbing or Lead Belaying, you must be checked out by a Vertical Endeavors staff member. You will be given a wristband when you check in. Upon passing the qualication, the staff will remove the wristband and will enter your name in our database as qualied for that activity.
Warning: Wristbands removed by the climber may result in loss of climbing privileges.
Climbing on any artificial climbing wall may result in falls and/or injuries. By participating in any activities in any VE facility the participant agrees and understands that they assume all risks for their actions. Your voluntary participation in activities sponsored by Vertical Endeavors has INHERENT RISKS that can result in serious injury or death. Injuries may also include twists, strains, sprains, dislocations, etc.
Inherent risks may include, but are not limited to the following:
NOTE: Any infractions of the above rules will result in loss of privileges for that event. Repeated infractions will result in loss of membership privileges.
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All customers using the Auto Belays must be oriented to the proper use of this system. Orientation will allow you to use only the Auto Belays until you have passed the regular top rope belay check-out. It is the climber’s responsibility to properly clip into the Auto Belay and to perform the proper double checks on themselves. Always “DOUBLE CLIP”! Always “DOUBLE CHECK”! Stay in line with top anchor. NEVER CLIMB INTO SLACK!
Children under the age of 12 must be supervised and connected to the Auto Belays by an adult.
Using Auto Belays to climb cracks is not allowed due to safety concerns.
Bouldering is only allowed over padded areas. Do not boulder under roped climbers. Bouldering is not allowed next to, above or across the emergency door area. It is recommended to have a minimum of one spotter per climber when bouldering. When Bouldering, the Boulderer’s feet shall not pass above a height on the wall that is equivalent to the height of the shoulders of the Boulderer when standing on the floor. A climber’s voluntary participation in Bouldering indicates their acknowledgment that Bouldering is dangerous and that a spotter may not prevent injuries. Spotters understand that they may be injured by the Boulderer if they should fall. Padded landing surfaces may help to prevent injuries but are not designed to prevent injuries to extremities. Serious injuries can occur on any landing surface. Climb at your own risk!
Only authorized participants may climb or boulder on the walls. Authorization must be obtained by demonstrating the appropriate skills to an appointed member of the staff on duty in the facility.
You must be 18 to top out on boulder. If you do not demonstrate controlled falls or topping out you may lose your top out boulder privileges.
All belayers and climbers agree to utilize proper belaying technique and agree to DOUBLE CHECK their set-up before beginning the climb. The belayer will check the climber’s gear and knots, and the climber will check the belayer’s system and exchange confirmation that the set-up is correct. This is most important and must be performed at the start of each and every climb!
The belayer must pay attention to the climber at all times.
Children must be 14 or older in order to belay (Exceptions by arrangement only.)
Lead climbing at Vertical Endeavors is a privilege. Lead climbers that do not abide by the Lead climbing rules will be warned and Leading privileges may be taken away. Practice lead falls are not allowed in the facility except in lessons supervised by Vertical Endeavors staff. All Lead climbers must have a VE lead climbing tag on their harness.
Children must be 16 or older to Lead Belay or Lead Climb (Exceptions by arrangement only.)