Vertical Endeavors Minneapolis
Vertical Endeavors–Minneapolis offers action-packed fun for the whole family! We are the Minneapolis' cutting edge climbing facility where people of all ages and abilities can challenge themselves and have a blast. We have fun programs for both adults and children including climbing camps.
Take on a great work out and come experience the excitement of rock climbing in Minneapolis
2540 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
NOON – 4 PM
4 PM – 10 PM
10 AM – 6 PM
10 AM – 6 PM
About Me: Probably outside or upside down, Jianna is a believer in the yoga mat as a laboratory: a place to explore and learn. Yoga and movement classes with Jianna pull from many movement modalities and aim to bridge the gap between traditional yoga asana and modern movement science. Most interested in things outside, she is an adventure partner, off the grid enthusiast, rookie slackliner, and climber.
Hometown: Spirit Lake, IA
Climbing Since: 2016
Favorite Type of Climbing: Bouldering
Favorite Climbing Area: Utah
What I love about climbing: The challenge against yourself – it’s so easy to see growth and improvement!
Other Interests: Slacklining, eating tacos, finding the best camping spots
Interesting Facts: Tom’s Diner by Suzanne Vega & DNA is my favorite song. Still unsure why, but I’ve got fond memories attached to it!
Since: August of 2016
About Me: Climbing is my passion. I started climbing as a kid, but not in earnest until I started climbing weekly at the U of M until I graduated and went to St. Cloud State University. There I spent most of my time either in class, or at the rock climbing wall on campus. While there I started setting regularly. It was during the summer of 2013 that I started working at Vertical Endeavors as a camp counselor. After college I taught high school and middle school math in Stillwater and Minneapolis, all the while maintaining a part time job at Vertical Endeavors. In the summer of 2016 I was excited to accept a full time position at Vertical Endeavors and work more closely with my passion.
Hometown: Plymouth MN
Climbing Since: 2005
Favorite Type of Climbing: Any climbing that gets me outside
Favorite Climbing Area: Robinson Park, Sandstone MN.
What I love about climbing: I love how climbing combines problem solving with physical activity. What’s more is that the challenge is personal. You are competing against another person or another team you are competing against yourself. The other climbers are just other people on the same journey as you, so you get to bond with them over the moves, rather than building animosity or rivalries. That isn’t to say that can’t happen in climbing but it’s not as common as it is in other sports.
Other Interests: Backpacking, biking, cooking, reading, running and teaching.
Interesting Facts: I prefer biking to driving, in fact when I went to school in St. Cloud I would bike home to Plymouth to visit family and friends. Also, I love spicy food despite being born and raised in Minnesota – not just Minnesota spicy, thai spicy is mild to me.
About Me: I don’t always dyno, but when I do, I dynosoar. (terrible, yet so good)
Avid mattress back who spends most of his time slinging plastic or eating Cheezits. On the daily grind to supply the movement that sets the mood for any and all climbers! Can’t find me in the gym? My son and I are lost in a boulder field. Don’t come find us. Have a question about that sick project? Don’t hesitate to ask me for the beta I won’t give you. : )
Climbing Since: 2013
Favorite Type of Climbing: anything that doesn’t involve an axe
Favorite Climbing Area: southern Illinois
What I love about climbing: it never lets up
Other Interests: photography/ reading/ the occasional bubble bath (are these allowed to carry humor?)
Interesting Fact: It’s possible to send a route and finish a large pizza at the same time.
Plan a group visit!
Rock climbing in Minneapolis for you! Vertical Endeavors–Minneapolis offers options for groups big and small. Bring your group in to experience the thrill of climbing. No experience is necessary and there is no age limit. We offer climbing for all ages and abilities!
Take a Lesson!
Do you want to advance to the next level? We offer lessons for those committed climbers. A lesson with one of our staff members will open you up to new techniques and possibilities in the climbing world. We offer lessons in Basic Top Rope Skills, Movements + Technique, and Sport Lead Climbing. We also offer personalized Private Lessons so that you can work one on one with a knowledgeable instructor on how to advance your skill set.
All participants must sign our Liability Waiver and Rules Agreement.