Redefining the Classroom

New climbing wall is open to all . . .

Posted: June 21st, 2014

GO CLIMB A WALL – Lake Superior State University student Andrew Jackson summits the area's only indoor climbing wall, in LSSU's Student Activity Center, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on June 12. The newly opened wall is 26 feet tall by 21 feet wide (8 x 6 ½ meters), with color-coded routes mapped by challenge level. Summer hours are 5-8 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. Admission is free for LSSU students and staff, $3 per person for the public. The wall can be reserved off-hours by small groups for events such as birthday parties, church activities, or Scouting projects. Booking rates depend on group size. Contact wall manager Paul Tumey at 828-310-3057 for details. Kids must be at least six years old to climb. Parents must be present and sign a waiver for minors under 17. LSSU will open a Regional Outdoor Center later this year, stocked with a variety gear that students can rent. Jackson is a senior mechanical engineering major from Cheboygan, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 906-635-2315; wall manger Paul Tumey, e-mail, 828-310-3057.