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Open Climb Mondays - VEM

Monday night open climbing at Vertical Endeavors - Minneapolis

Welcome climbers,

Open climbing night is a loose gathering of climbers from the Meetup community. Starting around 7pm, climbers start showing up at the gym and forming into groups of 2-3 to share belays. As the crowd grows and the evening wears on, climbers might change partners or move to a different style of climbing. VEM offers auto-belays, top rope, lead climbing, and bouldering.

If you are new to the Meetup group or to this night, take a look at some of the people that RSVP'd yes. If there is an Event Host there, take a look at their picture or even email them through their profile and try to make a plan on how to recognize each other ("I'll be wearing a purple shirt and have orange hair" or something of that nature). The Event Host will introduce you to some of the other Meetup climbers and you can work your way into a belay group. **See bottom of page for new meeting practice**

Also, some of our climbers have the Meetup logo laminated and hanging from their harness. Feel free to approach any one of them and introduce yourself.

On Monday nights in Minneapolis, VE offers the Basic Safety Lesson. If you are brand new, take a look here for class details.

On most Meetup Open Climb nights, climbers start chatting towards the end of the night about where they might go after climbing for food and drinks. In St Paul, we have been visiting Pizza Luce on a regular basis for almost 2 years. Monday night is a brand new Meetup night in a brand new town, where might you end up?

Use the message board below to connect with other Monday night climbers about carpooling, meeting at the gym, post-climb venues, etc.

Climb on!



At 8 pm on Mondays and Thursdays, the event host will take a 10 minute break from climbing and go to a designated spot in the gym. From 8:00 - 8:10pm, the event host will wait for new members to rally in that spot, introductions will be made and then climbing will resume.

In St Paul, I suggest the meeting spot be in front of the vending machines across from the front desk. In Minneapolis, I suggest it be by the leather chairs at the base of the stairs to the mezzanine.

If no one has RSVP'd yes for this event, the event host will not plan to break for introductions. If you are taking a class, look for Meetup tags on harnesses after your class or RSVP for the next gym night and be ready to go!


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  • Ingrid B.

    oops...I was there last night but I don't think I saw any of you...I was a little distracted with a bouldering problem. That was lame of me. Hopefully I will meet you all next time! I just joined this so its all pretty new to me.

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    woo! costumes :)

    October 30, 2012

  • Matthew P.

    Hi All, Ill be out to VE for the first time tonight. I look forward to meeting all of you!

    October 29, 2012

    • Emily P.

      If you have trouble finding us, some of us are in Halloween costumes, so look for a bunch of weirdos.

      1 · October 29, 2012

  • Mohamed

    I'll be there in 25. Late as usual

    October 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mr. Clean is here

    October 29, 2012

  • Dina

    Hi everyone! Please join us in costume Monday night! We're bringing the same great tradition to Minneapolis that has been a long standing one in St. Paul VE - climbing in costume for Halloween! See you Monday!

    October 28, 2012

    • Jeff A.

      Superman will be there for sure!!

      October 28, 2012

  • ceruleaneffort

    I've never done one of these before. Hope I can find you.

    October 28, 2012

    • Emily P.

      I always hang out around the chairs between 7:00 and 7:10. If you see a woman with short, dark blonde hair, come say hi!

      October 28, 2012

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