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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thank you to all the volunteers, competitors, members, and spectators for making our first comp great! If you didn't get a chance to check out the comp, stop by and test your mettle with 70 new boulder problems plus the men's and women's final problems. We have extra comp scorecards.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FREE Climbing Injury Clinic

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!

Getting Ready

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

Pre-Registration Deadline

Don't forget, pre-registration deadline is tomorrow by midnight! Sign up and save $10!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Power outage Thursday Sept. 15th!

Hey MN Co-op members,

Excel Energy will be shutting off power to our building from 5-8pm on Thursday the 15th for transformer maintenance. Since the door access needs power your key-fob may not work. We have a backup battery in case of power failure but it may not last a full three hours so plan to come early or after 8pm that night. This also means the lights and fans won't be on during the outage but you can still climb by the daylight coming in the windows until 7:00 or so.

My recommendation? Check out the Reel Rock Film Tour at the UofM Cowles Auditorium starting at 7pm and then stop back for a late night power session!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Student Yearly Pass Sale

Only 23 days left to take advantage of this remarkable deal! Get it before it's gone! Where else can you get 24/7 electronic access to a climbing facility?!

Friday, September 2, 2011

3 weeks and a day