Clinics at VE- Bloomington

Join us in these unique clinics where topics include everything from learning basic skills, to identifying challenges, to other skills such as climbing photography. Our clinics take a deep dive in to specific content and work collaboratively with our local community. We are constantly adding new clinics, so continue to check this calendar to stay up-to-date! Suggestions are welcome, we'd love to hear from you! 

We all know the butt shot: Low-angle, low-quality, and low-excitement. In this clinic, we will explore tactics for taking higher-quality climbing photos. We will cover both photographic technique like framing, shutter speed, and exposure, as well as climbing-specific techniques for attaining the best possible angle to shoot from. This clinic is appropriate for both smart phone photography and dedicated cameras.  

Pre-Requisites: Participants must be top-rope qualified. 

Recommended for: Those with some climbing experience who want to take better climbing pictures outdoors. 

Other Notes: Bring your own camera or smartphone 

Cost: Non-Member: $50 Member: $40 

Description: In this clinic, we will cover basic climbing techniques to help you progress towards more advanced climbing. This clinic will focus on basic footwork, usage of different types of holds, and strategies for reading routes and sequences. This clinic will be held in the bouldering area, but the skills learned can easily be applied to roped climbing. 

Pre-Requisites: None 

Recommended for: This clinic will be most helpful for newer climbers climbing at the 5.9 level or below 

Other Notes:  

Cost: Non-Member: $40 Member: $30 


Description: Wondering what the wall full of weird holds in the training room is for? The spray wall is a potent tool for building strength, power, and technique to take your training to the next level. In this clinic, we will discuss how to use the spray wall, including climbing and setting problems on the Stokt app and using endurance circuits. We will talk about incorporating the spray wall into your training schedule, and also talk about other training boards like the Moon Board and Tension Board.   

Pre-Requisites: None 

Recommended for: This clinic will be most beneficial for climbers climbing ropes at 5.11 and above, or bouldering at V2/3 and above, and free of injuries. 

Other Notes: Smart phones highly recommended for using the Stokt app.  

Cost: Non-Member: $40 Member: $30 


All participants must sign our Liability Waiver and Rules Agreement.