June 26, 2017: Vertical Endeavors is excited to announce their sixth location in the Prospect Park neighborhood that bridges Minnesota’s Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The new 30,000ft² facility is conveniently located off 94 near Highway 280 and only a few blocks from the Metro Light Rail Green line making it extremely accessible to the climbing community. The location will also give University of Minnesota students an opportunity to experience climbing within walking distance to campus.
The facility itself will consist of Nicros 5.15™ bouldering walls, an extensive fitness and training area, and a multi-purpose fitness studio for various classes and programs including yoga. The facility will also feature a dedicated community lounge space and a more expansive pro-shop space.
Although this will be VE’s fifth Minnesota location, it will be the first facility dedicated to bouldering. Bouldering requires no rope and no extra gear because it utilizes shorter walls, usually up to 18 feet, with a large padded area underneath. Compared to traditional roped climbing, bouldering is often viewed as a more social sport. This social aspect will be further supported by VE–St. Paul Bouldering’s community lounge and the facility’s proximity to local breweries such as Surly and Urban Growler.
This exciting addition to the Vertical Endeavors family comes during the 25th anniversary of the company. Vertical Endeavors has proudly served the Minnesota climbing community since opening their doors in St. Paul in 1992. Since then, the company has made it a goal to provide people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the thrill of rock climbing both indoors and outdoors. Vertical Endeavors is very excited to continue serving the local climbing community with more opportunities to practice their sport and pursue their passion. Follow Vertical Endeavors’ social media profiles for the latest construction drawings and photos of the new facility. Stay tuned for future updates.