With 28,000 square feet of climbing surface, Vertical Endeavors Minneapolis boasts one of the biggest and tallest indoor walls in the country. Along with all that square footage comes some perks: late hours, auto belays for beginners, lead climbing walls for the seasoned, lessons, and, most importantly for this award, a pro shop. The shop lives up to what you might expect from such a well-outfitted operation and is fully stocked with climbing necessities from carabineers to crash pads, plus specialty tools and travel books for inspiration. The best part? Once you've loaded up on new gear, you can immediately hit the walls and put it to the test. For those of you on the other side of the river, Vertical Endeavors also has a spacious St. Paul location.