- Soft tissue demonstration is FREE and open to everyone.
- Dress appropriately as the area being worked on will need to be exposed.
- Each person will have 5-7 minutes of time to meet with Dr. Hanson D.C.
- Each person will be seen one at a time.
- For more information contact email@example.com
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.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
- Get coffee.
- Live up to this beard.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
That's right, the rumors are true. It's mixed climbing season at the Co-op. There are a couple training circuits up with more to follow in the next month. Before you pull your tools out there are a few rules you need to know,
- Drytoolers can only use designated drytool holds. Nothing else, including T-nut holes.
- No crampons or fruit boots, only rock climbing shoes
- Do not spot a drytooler, you are more likely to be impaled than they are
- Helmets and eyewear are not required but are recommended
- In order to drytool you must be certified and checked out by one of the designated officers. Open drytool nights will occur once a month and be on the Co-op Calendar. Additional appointments can be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Be respectful of other boulderers and take your turn. If you have to ask yourself if it’s too crowded to drytool, it’s too crowded.
- Use the designated drytooling pad (blue vinyl covered) so you don’t puncture the other gym pads or the floor
- Do not place or hook tools on the top out rails or top out surface, designated holds only. Drytool routes don’t top-out. They either return or traverse to the ground.
- Just like outside, holds can break and tools can slip. Stay under control and be ready for the unexpected.
- Routesetters must follow regular routesetting and stripping rules
The first open drytool night will be this Friday November 18th with regular nights scheduled after that. We also hope to add some clinics on training and basic movement for those who are interested. If you have any questions or just want to try it out contact me at email@example.com. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Andrew has been a climber for over ten years. He has climbed grades of V9, 5.12D sport, and 5.11D trad. In that time he has suffered and recovered from many climbing injuries. COOP members will learn how to heal from and prevent climbing injuries. Exercises and therapies will be discussed to increase strength, power, and endurance!
Andrew Rostenberg is currently a student doctor of chiropractic at Northwestern Health Science University and will graduate on November 18th, 2011. He specializes in applied kinesiology, clinical nutrition, and functional neurology which gives him a powerful set of tools for dealing with today’s chronic health challenges. He enjoys working with athletes, the chronically ill, and patients of all ages and walks of life. Andrew is currently an intern at Synapse in Eagan, MN, where is seeing patients under the guidance of Dr. Troy Spurrill.”
See you there!
The CATC is this Saturday. It's getting close...only 4 days, so sign up now! We've been getting the co-op ready; drinking water, sink, large volume, and cubby cushions, check. Thursday we're going to start stripping the 50 and 60. Can't wait to put up the volumes. We'll be starting at 5:30p, so, stop by. Then Friday, we're setting and forerunning all day!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Hello MNCC members and friends,
Monday, May 9, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Hello Members and guests,
When you visit the Co-op this Saturday May 7th the parking lot will be closed for re-grading. Sorry Liz, no more fun wheel-eating potholes. Street parking is available on 18th Ave or the neighboring residential streets. Or, ride your bike, yeah! See you there,
Friday, April 15, 2011
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 AT 5 PM
MINNESOTA CLIMBING COOPERATIVE
1620 CENTRAL AVENUE, SUITE 178
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 AT 5 AND 7 PM
SUNDAY APRIL 17 AT 12, 2, AND 4 PM
INCLUDES: FACILITY INFORMATION, ACCESS PASS HOLDERS RECEIVE KEY FOBS, AND Q & A SESSION.
ACCESS PASSES AVAILABLE
ONE YEAR, SIX MONTH, THREE MONTH, ONE MONTH, & DAY PASSES.
$10 DAY PASSES.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
To the Members and Friends of the Minnesota Climbing Co-op
The good – Sprinklers are going in today.
The Bad – We have to put in sprinklers.
The Beautiful – We plan on opening this Saturday, April 16th.
Unfortunately, the City of Minneapolis has put its foot down and is requiring that the Co-op install sprinkler heads to protect the areas under our overhanging walls. There will be four in total. The good news is that only two will be on actual climbing surfaces and those heads will be recessed and out of the way for the most part. We still believe that this is an unreasonable and overreaching request by the City, but after running it way up the totem pole, we feel that it would be far more costly and time consuming to get into a legal battle (with no certain outcome), than to comply with the City’s demands.
So the sprinklers are going in today and we see no reason why we won’t pass inspection come this Thursday/Friday. This means we will be opening on Saturday April 16th! We are still working on figuring out the exact hours we will be open to the public (and for those of you who have already bought passes to come in and pick them up) but rest assured, we will be open plenty for the first week or so. After that we will have open hours listed on the web site and non-members can always sponsor up to three personal guests (for a day pass fee of $10.00 each). And remember, if you buy a full access pass you get 24 hour access! How sweet is that!?!
The members of the Board and some dedicated volunteers have been feverishly working on the build and have been left with little time to communicate effectively. We would like to apologize for this and ask your forgiveness. We will be updating the website in the coming days and weeks to help you better understand the Co-op’s policies and how it will operate. Please be patient with us in our infancy. As always, we are open to suggestions. They can be voiced to board members directly or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a good amount of holds available to use, but more can never hurt. If you have holds you would like to donate to the Co-op, please let us know. We are also open to taking in loaner holds. We are currently drafting a loaner hold policy and/or agreement, but the gist of it will be that loaner holds need to be distinctly marked, we ask for one months notice before reclaiming any holds, and the Co-op will not be held responsible for any damaged, broken, lost, or stolen holds. If you have some holds sitting in a box at home, please consider putting them to use.
We would also like to put together a used shoe bin that guests can use (free of charge) during open hours or when they accompany a member. It is my understanding that the University of Minnesota has something like this at their climbing wall and that it works well. We all know that a heavily used climbing shoe is better to climb in than a pair of street shoes, so if you have some old shoes that you don’t use anymore, please consider dropping them off at the Co-op. Even shoes with blown toes or separating seams are ok if the damage isn’t too bad.
And lastly I would like to reiterate that due to the completely unexpected cost of installing sprinklers, our build out budget has been stretched to the max and then some. Many of the board members have chipped in more, and a friend of the Co-op in Alaska even donated $100.00, but we aren’t there yet. If you like what we are doing and believe it is a good thing, please consider donating a few bucks or even buying some stock (Disclaimer - In order to buy stock you must be a member of the co-op and a resident of Minnesota or Wisconsin. Stock should not be considered an investment as there will be no financial gain, but it is a goal of the Co-op to someday buy back the stock that helped to get us started). You can donate via PayPal (follow the link at our website www.mnclimbingcoop.com) or you can contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing stock. Shares of stock cost $25.00 per share and there is no minimum purchase required. Every little bit helps. Even 5 bucks, so please consider chipping in.
Remember that this is a Climbing Gym run by its members for its members. Everyone gets a vote. We can only do this together.
Jacob A Gerber – Vice Chair
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Well, we're off to a great start! The lumber has all been delivered, we've framed up the 50 and 60 degree walls! We're moving so fast, we have to wait a day for the structural engineers for the building to catch up on the work that they have to do before we can continue.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
To get the build out going, our plan of action is to start by building the support tower, then once the lumber is delivered, put up the support beams, and frame in the basic structure. We've given Kris Johnson the daunting task of guiding the build out process and making sure everything is built to specification, and that we have all the supplies we need to stay on track. Kris is the man.
Thanks to everyone for the community feedback regarding the wall build-out plans.We've received lots of great feedback from members, access pass holders and other interested climbers and it's been extremely helpful. Based on feedback, structural restrictions, and the amount of investment money we have available for the build-out, we've made some adjustments to our initial build-out designs.
We are now planning on ...
- moving the 60° and 50° walls around.
- smoothing out some of the transitions to reduce right angles.
- moving the cave opening to the front of the tower and opening up the cave wall next to the 45° to allow for exit points on two sides
- Building a stalactite feature to utilize the support for the corner of the cave
- Angling the top-outs to make them more interesting than flat surfaces
- Opening up the side walls of the 50° and 60°.
- A prow feature on the corner of the tower.
The kind folks at the Minneapolis permit office have approve our change of occupancy to "assembly" and issued a permit to build. We now have our building permit from the City of Lakes. The Bohm building management team has started the process of replacing the industrial sliding door with double doors that can tie into our keycard system. They have requested that no one be in the space while they are working on the doors so they can maintain a safe work area, and we will oblige. After the doors are installed, we can start building.
With this knowledge, we are wholly confident that we will be open by April 1st, 2011!
We have had an overwhelming amount of offers from people who are excited to help out with the build-out. Your support is greatly appreciated! We are specifically looking for people with building skills and experience. If you have either of those please let us know. We are planning on getting a calendar up on line to let people know when we will be working on the build, and what phase.
Monday, February 7, 2011
We were hoping to get $20,000 for our initial build-out, but we made our minimum bare-bones build out amount of $16,000. That's enough to build (but not for all the cool stuff we want in the gym). Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to pitch in a few bucks to help cover any additional build-out costs. For smaller amounts, you can use the DONATE button to the right. For larger amounts, you have the option of purchasing stock certificates. Please contact us for details.
We have some more news on the Climbing Coop. We've met with the city a few times now, and we've been ensured that our wall plans are good, our occupancy and exits are OK, and now we just have to wait for the paperwork to go through. When we last met, they "said" it would be about 10 days go get the paperwork through.
We've placed the order for the flooring and the order for our lumber is all queued up and ready to go. We're itching to start the build, but we need to make sure that the last of our ducks are in order first.
Taking all of those things into consideration, we should be able to have the leased signed and the city approvals within a week. Add to that a 4 week build-out and we hope to be open Mid-March!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Hey climbers – we're giving you the opportunity to get in early and save big on Access Passes to the Minnesota Climbing Co-op, opening soon. Save $100 on our 1-Year Access Passes (normally $350). On sale now until January 16th! And get your one-time $20 Membership too! Cash and checks accepted.
Saturday January 8th 2011
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
1620 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
$20 Memberships and $250 1-Year access passes will be on sale! Bring your checkbooks and avoid the PayPal fees tied to the online purchase form. You'll also be able to get all of the paperwork out of the way as we will have all the forms you need to sign printed out and ready to go.
We will have a table setup in the common area right next to Diamond's Coffee shop. Grab some coffee, say hi, check out the space for the gym, look at our build out plans, feed us your ideas for the build out, and purchase your membership and access pass all in one fell swoop! Oh, and don't forget to check out BrickWorld!
Can't make it? That's okay…just click onto mnclimbingcoop.com now and purchase your Membership and Access Pass via Paypal today.
You may have heard that there was going to be an art aspect to our pre-opening pass sale but due to the busy holidays, communication with the building managers was limited at best and as it turns out, renting the space for a one day art show is too cost prohibative. Luckily we are located in the Arts District of NE Minneapolis, so we'll have quite a few more opportunities for art shows coming up. We definitely want to do something durring the NE Art-a-Whirl, so we'll be listening for ideas!