Climb for a Cause will be holding it's second annual overnight benefit at VE–Bloomington from March 14th through March 15th, 2020! Last year, you helped us raise over $2,000 for the American Cancer Society and $200 for the Access Fund. This year, we hope to raise over $3,000!

Preliminary Schedule of Events

6:30pm - 7:30pm


8pm - 10pm

8pm - 10:30pm


10:30pm - 12:30am

11:30pm - 2am




12:30am - 1:30am

1:30am - 2:30am

1am - 3am


2:30am - 3am

3am - 3:30am




     Participants may arrive early that day for orientations and belay tests, but are allowed to do so until 9pm.
Event begins!

Basic Top Rope Skills Class in Groups Area.
     (9 max participants. 14 age min to participate). First come, first serve. Must sign up at front desk asap.
Sport Lead/Belay Class in Main Room. (16+. 9 participants. Must be belay qualified.)

Speed Climbing Competition (A] 4-9, B] 10-13, C] 14-17 D] 18+) in Groups Area. Elimination style.

Rope Swing in the Main Room.

Rappel Station in Main Room.

Announcement from our beneficiaries.

Youth Tug-of-War Competition in Groups Area.

Adult (18+) Tug-of-War Competition in Groups Area.

Beginner Movement and Technique class.

Intermediate Movement and Technique class.

Slackline in B1.

Prizes announced. Raffle for Prizes. Please select your prizes by 2:00am.

Headlamp Climbing in Main Room (30 minutes, no Leading).

Headlamp Climbing in Groups Area/Silo (30 minutes, no Leading).

Lights out in B1 and/or B2 for relaxing and hanging out. No more bouldering at this time.

Last Climb announced. Start finishing your climbs. Feel free to help us clean.

Event Ends!

Continuous Events throughout the evening:

     • Climbing!
     • Vendors including One Agora Health, American Alpine Club, and more!
     • Various crafts and games lead by VE staff.
     • Bags tournament. Sign up on the sheet with a time and play. Half Dome.
     • Making rope rugs in El Capitan.
     • Board Games in our El Capitan room. Feel free to bring games! Must be family-friendly.

*At this time, this is the preliminary schedule of events. It is possible that times may change, and events may be added, removed or adjusted prior to the event.

Raffle tickets given for the following but not limited to: One per paid participant. One per purchase of C4C 2020 wristband ($5). One per winner of competition activities. First successful traverse of the main room. Best ‘dad joke’. Finding the golden snitch.

$3/ticket, 2 for $5
Standard price: $55/participant includes entry to event and 1 free raffle ticket.
Upgraded package: $70/participant includes entry, 5 free raffle tickets and a free C4C wristband.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.) What is the fee to participate?

The fee to participate is $55 per individual. We are also offering an upgraded package for $15 more! This will be donated to the American Cancer Society, with a small portion to fund the event. If you can bring more to the event, please do so! The more donations, the better!

2.) Do I have to stay the whole time?

You do not have to stay the whole duration for the event, but it is strongly encouraged.

3.) What if I don’t have a team? Can I still participate?

Absolutely! We are only registering per single participant, so you aren’t required to register as a team. We encourage climbers to come in with partners! But please, do take some breaks, and check out other activities available!

4.) Will food be available?

Please plan to bring sustainable food with you for the event. We have our vending machines still, and some coffee and kombucha on tap as well. We will provide small snacks.

5.) Can visitors come to the event without registering/participating?

Visitors and spectators are more than welcome! They are not required to register. We ask that they make a small contribution to the cause, however much is appreciated! They will need to fill out a facility waiver as well. If spectators plan to participate in any activities, they should plan to register.

6.) Is there a minimum age for participants?

No! This is an all ages event! That in mind, there does need to be at least 1 adult chaperone for every 6 youth participants (under 14).

7.) What activities will occur?

A Basic Top Rope Skills course (14+ years, limited space). Sport lead lesson (16+ limited space). Technique clinics. Board games. Headlamp climbing. Slack line. Rappel station. Rope swing. Crafts. Speed climbing competition for youth and adult, and more!

8.) Did I hear something about prizes?

YES! We received fantastic prized donations from generous companies that vary from day passes to awesome facilities including Ninja Warrior, MBP, to climbing gear such as chalk bags, crash pads, and quickdraws! Some of these prizes will be raffled off, and others will be given to the winners of our competitions! Each paid participant will receive one ticket to use for the raffle. If you wish to have more chances to win, you may purchase additional tickets at $3 apiece. Cash only. This additional raffle money will be given to our beneficiaries!

9.) Can I make t-shirts to better identify my team?

Absolutely! Match, costume, however you like! Just as long as it is climbing appropriate.

10.) What happens if it’s raining?

It will likely be snowing, if anything. Plus, it doesn’t matter because we are indoors.

11.) Is there any paperwork involved?

Glad you asked! Every person entering the facility, participating or not, will need to fill out our facility waiver. Any person under the age of 18 needs to have this form filled out by a parent or legal guardian. We are also asking everyone to please fill out a photo release form that way we can take pictures of this awesome event!

12.) Do I need to have climbing experience?

You do not! This event is welcoming for people of all skill levels. Even if you are coming in for your first time climbing, or if you’ve been climbing for years! We’re here to have fun and to help some great causes! We do require each participant and chaperone to have a current Facility Orientation on file. Those who wish to top rope belay or lead climb will need current belay qualifications as well. These need to be completed prior to the start of the event. Please contact the facility to check your status or come in within 2 months of the event to get those qualifications!

13.) Do I need to have my own climbing gear?

Nope! We have gear for you to use! This will be provided with your registration fee. We have climbing harnesses, climbing shoes, chalk bags, belay devices, and lead climbing ropes! If you have your own gear, you are more than welcome to use your own stuff! Just as long as it is in good condition!

14.) Do I have to participate in the activities or competitions?

Only if you want an awesome time! Participation is not required. Just come, hang out, and support the causes!

If you are unsure about the status of the participants, please contact VEB at 952-881-1110 to check the status of your waiver, image release, facility orientation, and belay qualifications!

To fill out these forms, click here for online waivers. Feel free to contact Alex G. with further questions at


All participants must sign our Liability Waiver and Rules Agreement.