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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

OCTOBER 4 (Sunday)

CLIMBING (Beginner to Advanced)

Kings Bluff, TN

Cost: $27

Sign-up by: Friday, Sept. 25

TO SIGN UP:
1.  You must be part of VU and have an @vanderbilt.edu email address.
2.  Click HERE to sign up.
3.  You are not officially signed up until you PAY at the VRWC (Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center).   You must do this within 2 business days of signing up.  Bring $27 cash, check, credit card, debit card, or Vanderbilt Card to the Office of Campus Recreation on the 2nd floor of the VRWC.  Hours:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Wednesday, 9/30 at 5:00 pm in the ORC.

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 = $7 extra.  Estimated trip duration:  8 am – 5 pm.

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OCTOBER 25 (Sunday)

BOULDERING (Beginner to Advanced)

Little Rock City, TN

Cost: $40

Sign-up by: Wednesday, Oct. 14

TO SIGN UP:
1.  You must be part of VU and have an @vanderbilt.edu email address.
2.  Click HERE to sign up.
3.  You are not officially signed up until you PAY at the VRWC (Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center).   You must do this within 2 business days of signing up.  Bring $40 cash, check, credit card, debit card, or Vanderbilt Card to the Office of Campus Recreation on the 2nd floor of the VRWC.  Hours:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Wednesday, 10/21 at 5:00 pm in the ORC.

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 year. We will spend the day testing the limits of our strength as well as our skin! Space is limited to 8 people, so don’t delay!!! Climbing shoe rental is $7 extra. Estimated trip duration: 7 am to 9 pm.

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AUGUST 8 (Saturday)

CLIMBING (Beginner to Advanced)

Kings Bluff, TN

Cost: $27

Sign-up by: Friday, Oct. 30

TO SIGN UP:
1.  You must be part of VU and have an @vanderbilt.edu email address.
2.  Click HERE to sign up.
3.  You are not officially signed up until you PAY at the VRWC (Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center).   You must do this within 2 business days of signing up.  Bring $27 cash, check, credit card, debit card, or Vanderbilt Card to the Office of Campus Recreation on the 2nd floor of the VRWC.  Hours:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, 11/3 at 5:00 pm in the ORC.

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 = $7 extra.  Estimated trip duration:  9 am – 5 pm.

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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.