VE-Minneapolis’ Grand Opening & Pro Climber Alex Johnson

The Nicros crew worked long and hard building the new Vertical Endeavors Climbing Facility in Minneapolis, MN. Vertical Endeavors–Minneapolis celebrated its opening on Saturday, November 17, 2011, with a Grand Opening Event. VE-Minneapolis is the 4th VE climbing facility in the Midwest. The new facility, located on 26th and Nicollet Avenue, is contained within a 10,500 square foot space. Vertical Endeavors – Minneapolis is a full service state-of-the-art climbing facility with every amenity.

The Grand Opening Event was a huge success, drawing in more than 2,500 people throughout the day. There was live music, a raffle fundraiser, food and drinks, and climbing.

The facility includes:
• Approximately 25,000 sq. ft. of climbing walls
• 50-60 foot tall climbing walls
• Lead climbing, bouldering, top-roping, and Auto Belays

Visit the Vertical Endeavors website for more information:

Nicros athlete Alex Johnson made an appearance and spent the entire day at the event! She signed posters, showed off some of her climbing skills on the wave wall, raffled off items throughout the day, and chatted with fellow climbers and fans.

Check it out:


Additional Vertical Endeavors-Minneapolis facility shots from the week before: