Vertical Endeavors Twin Cities Bouldering
Climbing, fitness, and Yoga! Vertical Endeavors– Twin Cities Bouldering is a cutting-edge indoor climbing, yoga, and fitness center serving the Twin Cities community. People of all ages and abilities can challenge themselves and have a blast. The facility features 18,000 square feet of bouldering walls along with a full fitness area and yoga studio.
Take on a great work out and come experience the excitement of rock climbing in the Twin Cities.
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2550 Wabash Avenue,
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114
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: I have more legs then I have body, so finding pants that fit me can be hard. I never seemed to like any major sports growing up, such as football and basketball. I played a lot of random sports, which I feel has turned me into the major gear junkie I am today. I know an absurd amount of gear facts most people don’t care about, but I’m happy to keep telling people about them. I hate math but love raspberries.
Hometown: Grand Forks, ND
Favorite Type of Climbing (Bouldering/Top Rope/Sport Lead/Trad): Hard Top Ropes
Favorite Climbing Area: Moab UT
Best Climbing Story/What I love about climbing: I had only been climbing indoors for 3 months when I did my very first outdoor rock climb. The route was a 5.10 multi-pitch trad climb called Ancient Art in the Fisher Towers, located near Moab, UT. That climb, to date, is still one of my fondest climbing moments.
As for the question, what I love about climbing or why I love climbing? It’s impossible for me to answer, but I do know that climbing is the closest thing to my religion.
Other Interests: Is there such a thing?
Interesting Facts: I have cadaver bone, pins and plates in my heel due to lack of double checks. Climb SAFE or don’t climb. Also, Flamingos are only pink because of the food they eat, if they don’t eat enough then the turn grey. I think that’s Interesting.
Hometown: Born and raised in the James River Valley of South Dakota (Aberdeen, SD) nowhere near any climbing except for the tree lines separating farmland.
Climbing Since: I’ve been rock climbing since 2011. My first climbing experience was to be with my brother in Blue Mounds State Park. He canceled last minute so I decided to go it alone and learn how to rope solo. I fell in love instantly.
Favorite Type of Climbing (Bouldering/Top Rope/Sport Lead/Trad): Rope solo is still one of my favorite ways to climb but anything high, roped and on real rock is where I prefer to spend my time.
Favorite Climbing Area: So far my favorite place to climb is the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota. So much variety, from overhung limestone to slabby granite the possibilities are endless
What I love about climbing? What’s not to love? The personal mental and physical challenge, the vertical dance, the problem solving and technical skills required to climb smart. The mental clarity that comes mid crux when it’s just you and the rock. Being one with nature.
Interesting Facts: I have a wood burning stove in my van and baked potatoes contain more potassium than a banana. #mnvanlife
After establishing a regular and consistent yoga practice, the bright and supportive twin cities yoga community inspired Lindsay to begin to pursue her initial Yoga Teacher certification. With a history of climbing, hiking, cycling, and running, yoga not only served as a great cross-training system to help keep her body healthy and less prone to injury, but also provided a space to tap into some of the more overlooked areas of well-being, within the context of mental and emotional health. After completing her 200-hour training, Lindsay has gone on to obtain multiple additional certifications, including those in Restorative Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Prenatal Yoga, and Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Lindsay’s currently enrolled in the Yoga Medicine 500 hour teaching training program, using the context of yoga to marry both Eastern and Western approaches to Medicine and wellness, while working to bridge the gap between yoga educators and medical practitioners. Arriving at Vertical Endeavors and taking on the role as Yoga Program Manager, Lindsay’s eager and enthusiastic about having the opportunity to curate a program that adjoins the more classical elements of yoga with modern science and innovation, creating content and programming that’s intelligent, current, creative, and accessible.
Climbing | Fitness | Yoga
Improving your strength, flexibility, and focus are a few of the many ways in which yoga can benefit people of all ages. Specifically for climbers, yoga is a great practice to help you climb harder and injury free. We offer a wide-range of yoga classes at our Vertical Endeavors–Twin Cities Bouldering facility that are perfect for climbers and beyond!
We offer a variety of fitness classes at VE–Twin Cities Bouldering that provides you with a structured, professionally delivered training plan aimed at helping you increase your base fitness level. Each class will provide you with a well-rounded workout which is designed to increase your overall fitness, strength, mobility, and endurance for climbing.
All participants must sign our Liability Waiver and Rules Agreement.