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–10PM
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: I started climbing my senior year of high school and never stopped. The gym I started climbing at was in the middle of a mall and was run by volunteers. This gym was where my passion for the sport and the community first began. The gym no longer exists but it will forever be one of my favorite places to climb. After two years as Manager at that gym, I took a job at Vertical Endeavors and moved to Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Since then I have been dedicated to expanding my climbing skills and knowledge, and have continued to share my passion with others.
Hometown: Grand Forks, ND
Climbing Since: 2009
Favorite Type of Climbing: I can honestly say I love all types.
Favorite Climbing Area: Anywhere with my friends.
What I love about climbing: I love the community, the sense of accomplishment and the mental battle of climbing. The community is so welcoming and loves to share their passion for the sport with others. I can honestly say the climbing community is one of a kind.
Other interests: Other outdoor adventures, hiking biking, camping, etc
Interesting Facts: All swans in England belong to the Queen, Polar Bears are left handed, and I am a Gryffindor.
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.