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Climbing

Our climbing trips generally involve a little hiking to and a lot of climbing the various limestone and sandstone bluffs of the area. Our trips are designed for a group of 10-15 people, and usually require no previous experience, although it never hurts to try out our Climbing Wall at the Rec. Center if you have never climbed before. Each trip is led by Outdoor Rec. Trip Coordinators who are experienced in climbing. All climbing equipment, except climbing shoes is included in the trip price. Shoes may be rented for an additional $5.50.

Upcoming Trips

JUNE 21  (Saturday)
CLIMBING (Beginner to Advanced)
Kings Bluff, TN
Cost: $22

Sign-up by: 6 pm Monday, June 16
>> Bring $10 cash, check, credit card,or Vanderbilt Card to the ORC to register.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, 2/18 at 5:00 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 our knowledgeable staff. Some climbing experience is preferred, so take some time to try out the wall first!   Shoe rental = $5.50 extra.  Estimated trip duration:  9 am – 6 pm.
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JUNE 29   (Sunday)

CLIMBING   (Intermediate – Advanced Climbers)

Foster Falls, TN

Cost:  $33

Sign-up by:  6 pm Monday, June 23

>> Bring $16 cash, check, credit card or Vanderbilt Card to the ORC to register.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, 6/24 at 5:00 pm

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.  Shoe rental= $5.50 extra.  Estimated trip duration:  7 am – 9 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.

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JULY 26 (Saturday)
CLIMBING (Beginner to Advanced)
Kings Bluff, TN
Cost:  $22

Sign-up by:  6 pm Friday, July 18
>> Bring $10 cash, check, credit card,  or Vanderbilt Card to the ORC to register.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, 7/22 at 5:00 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 our knowledgeable staff. Some climbing experience is preferred, so take some time to try out the wall first!   Shoe rental = $5.50 extra.  Estimated trip duration:  9 am – 6 pm. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Trip Information

Most trips are designed for a small group of people (10-12), and many of the trips require no previous experience. The fee for each trip covers the activity, transportation, in-camp food, camping fees, and group equipment. For more information, look for flyers around campus or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center (at 2600 Children’s Way and behind the new Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center) during rental hours. This is also where trip sign-up takes place. Trips are open to all VU students, faculty, staff, and VRWC members. Alcohol is not permitted on any trip.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday 6/24 at 5:00 pm

JUNE 29 (Sunday)
CLIMBING (Intermediate to Advanced)
Foster Falls, TN
Cost: $31
Sign-up by: 6 pm Friday, June 20