Vertical Endeavors St. Paul
855 Phalen Blvd
St Paul, MN 55106
*Member's information for morning hour groups
4th of July: Closed
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Eve: 10AM–4PM
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve: 10AM–6PM
New Years Day: 10AM–10PM
About Me: Married for 16 years with 2 girls; 13 and 10. Climbing has been a major aspect of my life for almost 20 years. For many years I was focused on climbing harder and more aggressive lines. This has moved to a focus on the experience and enjoyment of the climb. This has led to longer less difficult climbs that have a cool feature or in an interesting setting.
Hometown: North Branch, MN
Climbing Since: 1998
Favorite Type of Climbing: Trad
Favorite Climbing Area: Yosemite
Best Climbing Story/What I love about climbing… To date my happiest moment climbing was when I topped out on Devils Tower in WY with my 12 year old daughter.
Other Interests: Camping & Backpacking
Interesting Facts: Owls can’t turn their eyes.
About Me: Climbing has been a huge part of my life for the past decade or so. When not injured, I spend as much time as possible getting on a rock down in Red Wing, up at Palisade, or at any number of other locations throughout the United States. I began working for Vertical Endeavors in December 2015. During my time here I have enjoyed getting more involved with our tight knit, dedicated climbing community!
Hometown: Twin Cities
Favorite Type of Climbing: Tall trad or vertical limestone or die…stone
Favorite Climbing Area: Red Wing, Palisade Head (you can’t tell me that’s not the ocean), or Yosemite
What I love about climbing: Trying hard and getting scared
Other Interests: Meditation, hanging out with my dog, reading
Interesting Facts: I’m perpetually injured and can rarely rock climb, and I’ve been to all 7 continents
About Me: Dan didn’t include climbing into his repertoire until somewhat recently. He first got a taste for outdoor climbing at Red Wing’s Barn Bluff. Dan also enjoys the occasional BWCA trip, weekend along the Superior Hiking Trail, and playing soccer. Dan also enjoys crossing things off of his bucket list and dragging his wife along for the ride.
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Climbing Since: 2014
Favorite Type of Climbing: Sport Lead has put a new spark in Dan’s climbing ambitions. He enjoys the adrenaline rush that is given while climbing a route that is particularly challenging and even out of his comfort zone.
Favorite Climbing Area: Wherever he can find a belay partner
Best Climbing Story/What I love about climbing… What I enjoy most about climbing is its adaptability to suit anyone’s skill level. As the Programs Coordinator, I enjoy creating opportunities so that everyone can give the sport of rock climbing a try.
Interesting Facts: Dan is your go-to guy when it comes to all of your group event needs. Give him a call the next time you want to schedule an event. One of the highlights of Dan’s position is the chance to attend wellness events. Maybe you will see him at the next tabling event in the local area. Do not hesitate to stop by and introduce yourself! He might even let you spin the wheel for a prize.
Plan a group visit!
Vertical Endeavors 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.