Vertical Endeavors - Bloomington

9601 James Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431

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Vertical Endeavors offers Homeschool Days and field trips to homeschool students and families!

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 Minneapolis is very well set up for first-time climbers. With 27 Auto Belays (a device that takes up slack in the rope as you climb and slowly lets you down when you let go) and 2 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.

Phone: 952-881-1110
Email: info(at)

Liability waiver

Everyone, including climbers, chaperones, and spectators must complete a Vertical Endeavors Liability Waiver before entering the climbing area.

All minors must have a Liability Waivers signed by their parents or legal guardians.

Please double check each waiver to make sure it is complete.

Anyone without a fully completed waiver will not be allowed to enter.

Monthly Homeschool Discount Days

Homeschool Days are open to homeschool students and families! Indoor rock climbing is a unique experience that promotes mental and physical health, improves self-esteem and self-confidence, encourages teamwork and leadership, and develops problem-solving and goal setting skills. Homeschool Days are offered once a month. Pricing includes harness and day pass.

Target age range: for all ages

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.
Parent/educator policy: Children under 14 must be supervised by an adult who must also have a signed Liability Waiver to enter the facility. Adult chaperones should expect to be actively involved as spotters and working with Auto Belays

For more information: contact the Programs Coordinator at 952-881-1110 or visit

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

Registration: Call 952-881-1110 to reserve by phone or register online.

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Field Trips

Your group will experience climbing in a controlled, professional environment. Whether trying climbing for the first time or returning for more fun, rock climbing is an exciting and challenging activity for any group! Perfect for homeschool groups, a variety of group adventures offer the ultimate programming solution for your next event!

Cost per Child/Student: Call VE for special school pricing and homeschool discount
Cost per Adult/Educator: No charge for chaperones/educators
All of the required rental gear and instructor costs are included in the group pricing.

Advance reservations and a deposit are required for all group events.

Minimum group size: 10 to receive the school pricing
Maximum group size: 100+

Target age range: options for ages 4 and up

Cancellation Policy/Cancellation Deadline: VE requires a $50 non-refundable deposit to schedule a group event, either with a credit card or in person. There is a $10 rescheduling fee and you are asked to give at least 3 days notice to reschedule. You may reschedule within 3 months of the original date without forfeiting the deposit.

For more information: contact Group Sales at 952-881-1110 or visit


Information subject to change. Please check with Vertical Endeavors - Bloomington for the most current information. Last updated on Sun, Dec 17, 2017.

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