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March 29: Indoor Rock Climbing Competition

Event set for 10 a.m. at indoor rock wall facility in Myers Field House.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Campus Recreation News Release, 3-16-2015

MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Adventure Education Program will be hosting its 3rd Annual Whipper Snapper Indoor Rock Climbing Competition on Sunday, March 29.

The Whipper Snapper 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.

The Whipper Snapper is part of the Collegiate Climbing Series organized by USA Climbing. The competition attracts 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 Whipper Snapper 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. Please mind posted Minnesota State Mankato parking guidelines.

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About the Adventure Education Program & Climbing Walls:

For the past 30+ years, the Adventure Education Program (AEP) has promoted personal growth and healthy relationships in our community through adventure-based experiences. Throughout the year the AEP offers teambuilding and leadership development events to the Minnesota State Mankato campus and the southern Minnesota community. The AEP 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 AEP 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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