On Thursday night the Marcovich Wellness Center staff opened the climbing wall to the public for their Community Climbing night. The event was part one in a series of eight theme nights.
“We usually have an event where people dress-up for a theme,” said coordinator Case Turner.
No one dressed up for this event, but there was a fair amount of people attending who were excited to tackle the rock wall. Some people brought their kids to try out the wall as well.
“For February,” said staff member Jenny Steingraeber, “we’ll have all new routes. There’s usually a number of routes for different abilities.”
The climbing levels at the wall usually range from a 5.6—5.12 with 5.6 being the easiest. This is determined by the Yosemite rating, a universal measurement climbers use to determine difficulty.
The event was free for UW-Superior faculty, staff and students, $5.00 for other students, and $7.00 for the general public. The next theme night will take place December 3, and the theme will be Yellowjacket Pride so wear your yellow and black colors!
For a full schedule of Climbing Wall events, call (715) 395‑4604 or (715) 395‑4647.