Outdoor Rec Center Programs

 

Superior Climbing Competition: Saturday, April 8th 

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. Three hours of open-format climbing are followed by an exciting finals round. 

Superior Climbing Competition from 2016 

Divisions:

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

Registration deadline/cost: 

  • Early bird: $15 - sign up before March 23rd (guaranteed t-shirt size)
  • Late: $20 - sign up after March 23rd (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 (Winter 2017)


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
Jan. 22

Beginner Climbing Techniques: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Newcomer Night will follow this workshop from 6pm-10pm)

Jan. 29

Women on the Wall: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Feb. 5

Quinzy Workshop: TBD

Feb. 12 Ice Climbing Trip: TBD
Feb. 26

Lead Climbing: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Feb. 26 Sport Anchor Cleaning: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Mar. 19 Route Setting: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Mar. 26 Women on the Wall: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Apr. 2 Climbing Competition Rules: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Apr. 9 Community Route Setting: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

 

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.

About:
2 hours of reserved climbing wall time. 12-15 recommended group size
Cost:
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 - Fall 2016

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

About:
2 hour trip length 12 person max group size
Cost:
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)

 

Snowshoeing

About:
2 hour trip length 12 person max group size
Cost:
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.


 

NMU Rec Sports
recsport@nmu.edu
906-227-2519

 

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