Adult Climbing Lessons


Basic Top Rope Skills

$35 Non-Members / $10 for Members

This beginner lesson is designed as an introduction to learning the ropes. The lesson covers knot tying, belaying, rope management skills, the use of technical equipment and climbing commands. Emphasis is placed on the skills needed to belay in a controlled environment.

Ages 14+, this lesson is not an introduction to climbing technique


Bouldering Basics

FREE with entry!

Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm & Saturdays from 12pm to 1pm.

Completely new to climbing? Bouldering Basics is a one-hour lesson on some foundational concepts to help you get started in the bouldering gym. We will take a more in depth look at what a problem is and what the grades mean, as well as go over some basic tips on technique to get you headed in the right direction when it comes to being efficient on the wall. This is a great start for the brand-new beginner to explore the gym before delving into more complex movement topics in our Movement & Technique classes.

Offered at VE–Twin Cities Bouldering only


Movement & Technique

$35 Non-Members / $25 Members

Learn the essential movement skills needed to be smooth and efficient on the wall. This class focuses on the body positioning, footwork, and route reading skills that will help you conserve strength and maximize your climbing performance.

Offered at VE–Twin Cities Bouldering only


Sport Lead

$55 Non-Members / $30 Members

Learn to climb on the sharp end. If your only experiences include top rope climbing and bouldering, but you’re ready for what’s next, this is the course for you. This lesson will introduce the climber to leading sport routes. Topics include the art of controlled and efficient lead belaying, how to clip the rope into protection as you ascend, lead climbing techniques, the art of falling and how to catch a fall.

Ages 16+, flash level 5.9, qualified to top rope belay at Vertical Endeavors.


Private Lesson

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Private climbing lessons will provide the direction, structure and content to refine your climbing skills. Customized lesson topics range from training and stretching to advanced movement techniques. Improve your climbing skills by reserving time for a private lesson. Rentals included. Open to all ages. Schedule in advance.


Prices vary by clinic.

Our indoor clinics offer instruction on more specialized subjects including Movement & Technique, Top Rope Anchors, Intro to Trad Lead, Sport Lead Transition, Crack Climbing, Escape the Belay, Rappelling and Multi-Pitch Transition. These can also be scheduled as a Private Lesson. All Ages. Ask a staff member about the next Clinic Intensive Weekend!

Not all clinics are offered at each location.

All participants must sign our Liability Waiver and Rules Agreement.

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