Outdoor Rec Center Programs


Superior Climbing Competition: Winter 2018 Semester (Date TBD)

This event brings climbers from across the upper Midwest together for a day of friendly competition and camaraderie. New and seasoned climbers of all ages are encouraged to participate and share in the community that makes climbing such a special sport. The day begins with a kids' competition, which features routes set specifically for younger climbers. Many of the youth participants are members of our Saturday morning Kids' climbing class, Toonbusters. The next competition, for ages 16 and older, attracts students and community members. Two-three hours of open-format climbing are followed by an exciting finals round. 



  • Kids: (9am-12:30pm) 
    • Toon (4-8 yrs)
    • Tween (9-12 yrs)
    • Teen (13-16 yrs)
  • Adult: 17+ (12:30pm-5pm)
    • Adults may compete as Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. 
    • Separate Men/Women divisions. 


Registration deadline/cost: 

  • Early bird: $20 - sign up before March 16th (guaranteed t-shirt size)
  • Late: $25 - sign up after March 16th (not guaranteed t-shirt size)


How to register: 

  • Visit the Rec Sports Main Office (PEIF 126) anytime Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm to register.
  • Registration can also be taken over the phone (906-227-2519) with a credit card, anytime Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. 

Climbing Wall Workshops/Trips (Fall 2018)

All workshops take place on Sundays, unless otherwise noted. 
Free of charge for members. Non-members must purchase a day pass ($10) for each workshop.
Space is limited, reserve your spot!

Dates Workshop





Reserve the Climbing Wall

Reserve the climbing wall for your next group event or gathering. Three ORC employees with be available for your two hour private climbing session for belaying needs.

2 hours of reserved climbing wall time. 12-15 recommended group size
Member: Non-Member
Cost of wall rental and ORC available belayers are included within membership.
Must have a PEIF Pass, this rate applies to student members/groups only.
$70 flat rate per hour


Build Your Own Trip - Winter 2017

Build your own trip with the Outdoor Rec Center. Choose from any of the local applicable hiking or ski trails in the Marquette area, and two ORC employees will guide your group through a two-hour excursion while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Hot chocolate is provided upon break!
Must provide personal transportation.
Participants must meet at ORC prior to trip for equipment checkout.


Cross Country Skiing

2 hour trip length 12 person max group size
Member: Non-Member:
Cost of guides are included within membership.
Must purchase rental equipment: Cross Country Ski Package: $10
$80 flat rate. Guidance is included within cost, along with Cross Country Ski
Package Rental.
List of Trails:
Forestville, Tourist Park, Fit Strip, Presque Isle, Blueberry Ridge (Trips are not limited to all these areas)



2 hour trip length 12 person max group size
Member: Non-Member:
Cost of guides are included within membership. 
Must purchase rental equipment: Snow Shoes: $7
$80 flat rate. Guidance is included within cost, along with snowshoe rental.
List of Trails:
Sugarloaf, Hogback, Little Presque, Presque Isle, Tourist Park (Trips are not limited to these areas)

To register for any of these programs or for more information, please stop by the Rec Sports office (PEIF 126) or call 906-227-2519.

Registration available during Recreational Sports Office hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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