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Nov. 9: Kato Krusher Climbing Competition

Third annual event will take place in Myers Field House.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-28-2014

Mankato, Minn. -- Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Adventure Education Program will be hosting its third annual Kato Krusher Indoor Rock Climbing Competition on Sunday, Nov. 9. The Kato Krusher Climbing Competition will take place at 10 a.m. at the Indoor Rock Wall Facility within Myers Field House on the campus of Minnesota State Mankato.

For the past two years, climbers of all ages and all abilities from southern Minnesota and surrounding states have converged on the Minnesota State Mankato campus to compete in divisions ranging from beginner to advanced. Competition scoring is not based on speed. The modified Redpoint scoring format challenges climbers to climb a marked route ‘clean’ without weighting their rope, slipping on a climbing hold or using unmarked holds. Competitors test their endurance by attempting to climb their best and accruing points for their top climbs.
Registration for the Kato Krusher is $30 and spectators are welcome to attend and watch the event for free. Free parking is available in gold parking lots 7 & 8 adjacent to the Myers Field House and Blakeslee Stadium throughout the event.

For the past 30+ years, the Adventure Education Program has promoted personal growth and healthy relationships in our community through adventure-based experiences. Throughout the year the Adventure Education Program offers teambuilding and leadership development events to the Minnesota State Mankato campus and the southern Minnesota community. The Adventure Education Program provides on-site and off-site teambuilding for youth, teen, non-profit, corporate, and adult groups focused on essential team skills and leadership activities.

In the past three years the Adventure Education Program has built two recreational rock climbing facilities (both indoor and outdoor) to introduce climbing to the Minnesota State Mankato campus and surrounding Mankato community. Climbing is available year-round to the general public and is available to people of all ages.

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