Ice Climbing

All programs are led by experienced VEGA guides who are required to have a solid base of personal experience and are qualified as guides. VEGA is dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible. A signed VEGA Liability Waiver is required for all participants, climbers and spectators.



Beat the winter blues and embrace the challenge of ice climbing with Vertical Endeavors Guided Adventures (VEGA) at Robinson Park in Sandstone, MN! This seven hour course from 9:00 AM–4:00 PM is great as both an introduction to ice climbing and to further your skills. No gear? No worry! VEGA provides all the technical equipment you will need.


Lesson includes:

  • 7 hours
  • Proper ice axe and crampon techniques
  • Coaching from our experienced guides while you climb
  • Placement of ice screws for lead climbing
  • Construction of ice anchors
  • Leashless ice climbing techniques
  • Dry tooling and mixed climbing concepts
  • Gear will be provided

2016–2017
Robinson Park – Sandstone, MN Time Rate: $225/climber
December 17, 2016 9:00 AM–4:00 PM Members receive a 10% discount!
January 7, 2017 9:00 AM–4:00 PM Members receive a 10% discount!
January 21, 2017 9:00 AM–4:00 PM Members receive a 10% discount!
February 11, 2017 9:00 AM–4:00 PM Members receive a 10% discount!


We offer private lessons to those that prefer one-on-one attention or small group settings. Want to schedule Ice Experience with your friends? We’ll guide private lessons with a minimum of six climbers. Our guides make sure that your experience is one that shouldn’t be missed!


2016–2017
Robinson Park – Sandstone, MN Duration Rate: – Members receive a 10% discount!
Call to schedule 4 hours $400/climber for groups of 2
Call to schedule 4 hours $275/climber for groups of 3
Call to schedule 4 hours $225/climber for groups of 4+

We offer private lessons to those that prefer one-on-one attention or small group settings. Want to schedule Ice Experience with your friends? We’ll guide unscheduled lessons with a minimum of six climbers. Our guides make sure that your experience is one that shouldn’t be missed!

Lesson includes:

  • 7 hours
  • Proper ice axe and crampon techniques
  • Coaching from our experienced guides while you climb
  • Placement of ice screws for lead climbing
  • Construction of ice anchors
  • Leashless ice climbing techniques
  • Dry tooling and mixed climbing concepts
  • Gear will be provided

Prices:

  • Group of 6–10: $225/person


Ice Climbing Gear is available for rental only at Vertical Endeavors – Duluth. Call 218.279.9980 to reserve your rentals. Ice climbing gear is also available for purchase in our Pro Shop!


Ice Gear – Call to reserve! Day Rental Each Additional Day
Rental Package* $70 $35 
Boots $20 $10
Crampons $20 $10
Ice Axes (2) $30 $15
Helmet $5 $5

*Includes boots, crampons, ice axes (2) and helmet. Boot size may differ from your normal boot size. Contact the gym with questions or stop in to get fitted.

NOTE: We must have a minimum of 6 participants to run each lesson (unless noted otherwise above).

Email vedguides@verticalendeavors.com to schedule your Outdoor Lesson today!


VEGA Refund/Cancellation Policy
A full refund/cancellation policy for Vertical Endeavors Guided Adventures (VEGA) is available here.

NOTE: Full payment is required to reserve your lesson, group or trip. If we need to cancel your lesson for any reason (including inclement weather), this will be done prior to the guide departing to meet your group and you may elect to transfer registration to another date (provided the same lesson is scheduled and space is available). If no lesson is available, a full refund will be provided by VEGA. Transportation not provided.

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