Rock Climbing Homeschool Discount Day

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
10:00 am4:00 pm

This is a recurring event beginning on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

On the 1st Tuesday of every month

Indoor rock climbing is a great way to introduce your students to a unique experience in a controlled, professional environment. Vertical Endeavors offers a variety of experiential education opportunities where students can broaden their horizons, try a new activity, and step out of their comfort zones. The benefits of indoor rock climbing include promoting mental and physical health, improving self-esteem and self-confidence, encouraging teamwork and leadership, and developing problem-solving and goal-setting skills.

Vertical Endeavors is very well set up for first-time climbers. With 25 Auto Belays (a device that takes up slack in the rope as you climb and slowly lets you down when you let go) and three bouldering caves, anyone can be climbing after a short orientation.

Climbers should wear loose comfortable athletic clothing and tight shoes (climbing shoes are available for rent). Long hair should be tied back.

Target age range: for all ages

Cost per child/student: $14 (includes harness rental) plus sales tax
Cost per adult/educator: free for chaperones, $14 to climb (includes harness rental)
Climbing shoe rental: $5, optional. Any tight closed-toe shoe may be worn.

Registration: Sign-up on the day of the event at Vertical Endeavors or book online.

Liability waiver: Everyone, including climbers, chaperones, and spectators must complete a Vertical Endeavors Liability Waiver. Please double check each waiver to make sure it is complete. Anyone without a fully completed waiver will not be allowed to enter.

Parent/educator policy: Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Adult chaperones must have a signed Liability Waiver to enter the facility. Adult chaperones should expect to be actively involved as spotters and working with Auto Belays. Parents or legal guardians must sign a Liability Waiver form for their children.
Sibling policy: All children under 18, including spectators, must have a Liability Waiver form signed by their parent or legal guardian to enter the facility.

For more information: contact the Programs Coordinator at 612-436-1470 or visit verticalendeavors.com/discount-days/.


Basic Top Rope Skills

Both teens and parents are encouraged to sign up for a Basic Top Rope Skills, but it is not required to participate in Homeschool Days.

This beginner lesson is designed as an introduction to learning the ropes. The lesson covers knot tying, belaying, rope management skills, the use of technical equipment and climbing commands. Emphasis is placed on the skills needed to belay in a controlled environment.

Target age range: for ages 14 and up

Cost per child/student: $30 (free for Vertical Endeavor members)
Cost per adult/educator: $30 (free for Vertical Endeavor members)

Registration: Call 612-436-1470 to reserve by phone or register online.

More information at verticalendeavors.com/indoor-lessons/.

 

 


Information subject to change. Please check with Vertical Endeavors - Minneapolis for the most current information.