Welcome First Time Climbers!
Never been climbing before? Vertical Endeavors is the perfect place to start! Our facilities offer a variety of climbing and activities including Auto Belays, Top Rope and Lead Routes, multiple Bouldering areas, as well as select locations offering Yoga and Fitness classes. We have routes for first time climbers, routes for the most advanced climbers, and everything in-between. Come on in to any of our 6 locations to try rock climbing today! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a First Time Climber orientation and be happy to answer any questions.
Vertical Endeavors offers Day Passes ($22), 10-Visit Passes ($175), and Month-to Month-Memberships. Duluth prices may differ.
Gear rentals are $5 for individual items or $13 for a rental package. We recommend taking advantage of climbing shoes- they make a huge difference when gripping footholds. If you are planning on climbing our popular auto belay routes, you will need a harness. Chalk, chalk bags, and belay devices are also available to rent. Duluth prices may differ.
Here is a helpful article to read before your first time climbing.
Before You Climb
Step 1: Fill out a waiver.
All guests must fill out a waiver before entering the facility. This can be done online at home or once you arrive to the facility.
Step 2: Watch the Video Orientation.
Speed up the process by filling out an Online Waiver prior to your visit! The Online Waiver includes a Facility Video Orientation and will take about 10 minutes to complete. Please pay close attention to the rules and procedures for your safety. This video is in place of a facility tour and orientation.
Upon arriving at the facility, you will be quizzed on the information in the Orientation Video. If you do not pass the quiz, you will be required to REWATCH the video or complete an in-person orientation. Due to low staffing, this may take extra time. Please pay close attention while watching the Orientation Video!!
Step 3: Climb On!
All VE facilities, except for VE–Twin Cities Bouldering, feature bouldering areas, auto belays, and lead climbing options. VE–Twin Cities Bouldering is a bouldering specific facility complete with a yoga studio and a fully equipped fitness center. We have rock climbing routes available for everyone, no matter your skill level!