ClimbSmart!® Video Released by CWA

The ClimbSmart!® program is a national public awareness campaign addressing the elements of risk in climbing sports, climbers’ safety, and personal responsibility. ClimbSmart!® is a program of the Climbing Wall Association. In addition to this video, posters, publications, standards, and other resources are available from the CWA. See Press Release here.

Hear from the pros on why they climb, the risks of climbing, and climber responsibility in this short video from the ClimbSmart!® program:

VE Listed Best Outdoors Store – 2013 by City Pages

With 28,000 square feet of climbing surface, Vertical Endeavors Minneapolis boasts one of the biggest and tallest indoor walls in the country. Along with all that square footage comes some perks: late hours, auto belays for beginners, lead climbing walls for the seasoned, lessons, and, most importantly for this award, a pro shop. The shop lives up to what you might expect from such a well-outfitted operation and is fully stocked with climbing necessities from carabineers to crash pads, plus specialty tools and travel books for inspiration. The best part? Once you’ve loaded up on new gear, you can immediately hit the walls and put it to the test. For those of you on the other side of the river, Vertical Endeavors also has a spacious St. Paul location.

Story published on April 18, 2013.
See the entire list on the City Pages website here.

April 30, 2012

Welcome to the Hood Climbing Film Showing at Vertical Endeavors-St. Paul

VE St. Paul — on Monday, April 30, 2012 VE-St. Paul will be showing the climbing film Welcome to the Hood with Daniel Woods and Paul Robinson here in-person!

  • Monday, April 30, 2012
  • 7:30-9pm
  • Tickets will be sold at VE-St. Paul in-person or by phone (651.776.1430)
    • Advance tickets $7
    • Tickets at the door $10 (purchased day-of)

Note: Ticket prices do not include daily climbing pass

  • We’ll watch their film and be able to participate in Q&A afterwards
  • There will also be raffles
  • An extra bonus: Daniel and Paul will be climbing in B2 from 6-7pm, right before the film, so come join!

Note: Ticket prices do not include daily climbing pass

Welcome to the Hood highlights the 2 month trip to Switzerland, Austria and France shared by climbers and friends Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson, Guntram Joerg, and Anthony Gullsten. Climbing in Ticino, Murgtal, Silvretta, and Fontainebleau, the crew accomplished some of their biggest climbing achievements to date. Witness Guntram and Anthony send their first 8B+/8C, Paul make the first ascent of an 8B+, and Daniel make the first 8B+/8C flash in the world.

At around 40 minutes in length, Welcome to the Hood gives you an inside look at the psyche and motivation that goes hand in hand with living and climbing with elite athletes.

Trailer for Welcome to the Hood

Thanks to these companies for their sponsorship

April 2012

2012 Sport Climbing Series (SCS) Open Nationals Championships

Boulder, Colorado—On April 6 & 7, 2012, two competitive team climbers from the Twin Cities area competed at the 2012 Sport Climbing Series Open National Champtionships.

  • Noah Ridge competed against 36 other competitors in qualifications, made it into finals and placed 4th, right behind Daniel Woods!
  • Kyra Condie competed in both Speed and Sport climbing. She placed 3rd in speed climbing and placed 8th in sport climbing!
  • Noah and Kyra both made TEAM USA, Noah in Sport Difficulty and Kyra in Speed. They are scheduled to represent our country in Paris, France in September.

Finals Results via SCS Nationals website:
Men’s Sport Final Results
Women’s Sport Final ResultsWomen’s Speed Final Results

2012 SCS National Highlights via USA Climbing and Louder than 11
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