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FEB. 22  (Sat)
CLIMBING @ Kings Bluff, TN  ** This trip is for Beginner Climbers **
Cost:  $22  //  Sign-up by: Mon, Feb. 17  //  Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Feb, 18 at 5 pm

Wall climbers, it’s time to try the “real thing”!  Kings Bluff is a great location for you to experience the fundamentals of rock climbing with knowledgeable staff.   Shoe rental = $5.50 extra.  Estimated trip duration:  9 am – 5 pm.

Mar 15  (Sat)
TRAIL BUILDING @ Bells Bend Park, Nashville, TN
Cost: *FREE!*  //  Sign-up by:  Wed, Feb. 26  //  Pre-Trip Meeting:  Wed, Mar 12 at 5 pm

Bells Bend Park is a relatively new park in Nashville that is being developed as a more natural park, rather than a “ball field park”. This time we will help build a new mountain biking trail in the park.  Experienced trail volunteers and equipment will be provided to help us.  Lunch is also provided, and hiking afterward is an option.  Estimated trip duration:  8 am – 3 pm.

MAR 16 (Sun)
CLIMBING @ Foster Falls, TN
** This trip is for Intermediate to Advanced Climbers **
Cost: $31  //  Sign-up by:  Wed, Feb. 26   //  Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 11 at 5 pm

Come enjoy the early spring weather with a day of climbing at Foster Falls! Located near Jasper, TN, this climbing destination boasts a great concentration of quality routes to test your climbing prowess.  With a short approach hike, Foster Falls has a little bit to offer any person willing to push themselves in a vertical environment.  From face and crack climbs to tenuous slabs and overhanging pump fests, this trip will provide a great opportunity for those looking to take their climbing to the next level. Price includes food, transportation, and technical climbing equipment. Climbing shoe rental is $5.50 extra.  Estimated trip duration: 8 am – 7 pm. Note:This is not a beginner trip. Participants should be able to comfortably 5.9 to really get the most out of this day.

MAR 22  (Sat)
BOULDERING @ Little Rock City, TN
** This trip is for Intermediate to Advanced Climbers **
Cost: $41 // Sign-up by:  Fri, Mar 14 // Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 18 at 5 pm

Join the VU Outdoor Rec climbers for a day of ego-bruising, stone crushing, and awesomeness as we descend upon one of the east coast’s most renowned boulder fields, Little Rock City.  This field is home to the many notable boulder problems that could keep the most seasoned climbers busy for years.  Little Rock City is the location of the third and final leg of the country’s only outdoor climbing competition, the Triple Crown Bouldering Series.  We will spend the day testing the limits of our strength as well as our skin!  Price includes food, transportation, and technical climbing equipment.  Climbing shoe rental is $5.50 extra.  Space is limited to 8 people so don’t delay!!!  Estimated trip duration: 7 am – 7 pm.


To sign up for a trip, come to the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), located on 2600 Children’s Way, kind of behind the Student Rec. Center, and pay a deposit or the full amount of the trip.   The ORC accepts cash, check, and the Vanderbilt Commodore Card.  For more info on trips, workshops, and equipment rentals, check out the web at www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec.


Outdoor Recreation Hours:
Mon and Fri 12 noon – 6 p.m.
Tue, Wed, and Thu 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.