Welcome to the official Minnesota Climbing Cooperative blog. The Co-op blog was created for sharing information about the climbing community and starting positive conversation among climbers from around Minnesota.

If you would like more information about the Co-op, please visit our main site, mnclimbingcoop.com.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

2nd Meeting @ Station 280

Our second meeting of The Minnesota Bouldering Coop is April 3rd at 7pm. We will be meeting near a potential gym space, at a bar called Station 280, at the intersection of Hwy 280 & Como Ave. We will gather at/in the bar until 7:15, at which time we will move across the street to view and meet in the space. If you miss the group, give me a call (651-208-6318) and I can hopefully talk you over. We will be discussing many things, including the coop structure, and of course, the space itself. We're also excited to welcome everyone who is just maybe interested in possibly being part of the coop. Come see for yourself what you may want to be involved in!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Co-op Membership

Well, if you've made it to this blog then you are probably wanting in on this historic undertaking. We are currently compiling a list of potential members who are serious about joining the Co-op.

The Co-op plans to unite the bouldering community by providing a world class training facility that will boast a positive, inspiring and fun social scene. Expect to climb with the best boulderers around and to have 24/7 access to the space. Design has not yet begun but it is safe to say we are looking to create walls that will make your jaw drop. We plan to inhabit at least 2000 square feet and be located in Northeast Minneapolis near the U of M. Membership is tentatively priced at $450 annually or $40 a month(with a year contract.) Doors are projected to open January 2011!

So, one of our earliest steps is to determine the number of members we will have at opening. This will obviously help determine much of our operating costs for the year and in turn gives us the actual numbers that we can pass on to you. This in no way locks you in but we do want to know your level of interest.

Sound good- want in? Contact mnboulderingcoop@gmail.com

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Google Groups

Anyone interested in becoming a founding member should join the mailing list.

You can sign up to join the group at the following page:


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Notes from Meeting at Kris an Lynn's

Proposed Goals:

  • To Build a Bouldering community

  • To find a common goal for MN boulders and stick to it

  • To build a wall to climb at that is not VE

  • A place to climb in Minneapolis

  • 20-30 Founding Memebers

  • 40-60 Co-Op Memebers

  • 2000 Square Foot space

  • Estimated cost to members is $40 per month with a 12 month minimum

  • Founding members will help with startup costs

A 2nd Meeting for April 3rd, 2010.
Location T.B.A.
Submit ideas for name of the Co-op.
Please find more people interested in the co-op.