Vertical Endeavors St. Paul
855 Phalen Blvd
St Paul, MN 55106
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, and reading
Interesting Facts: I’m perpetually injured and can rarely rock climb, and I’ve been to all 7 continents
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!
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.