Adventure Series -  2015 



Superior Climbing Competition (Held each Winter semester)

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. 
Date Registration Cost
TBD - April 2016 Series Division $TBD
Early Bird Pricing
  Youth Series 
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Beginner $TBD
  Adult (Male & Female)
Begins at 11 a.m.
The Superior Climbing Competition will take place in the PEIF REC Center at the Climbing wall. To register please visit the PEIF Information Center. 


Climbing Workshops
All workshops take place on Sundays.
Free of charge for members. Non-members must purchase a day pass ($10) for each workshop.

Dates Workshop

Lead Climbing

5.9+ climbers seeking a more exciting challenge can get an introduction to 'sport climbing' on fixed protection, leading, and lead belaying.  Participants can certify to lead climb during open and partner climb hours.  Lead climbing workshop will run two hours from 4-6 p.m. on the specified dates.


Route Setting

Intermediate and advanced climbers can hone their understanding of climbing movement and offer their unique challenge to the climbing community.  Completion and certification will allow you to set during community setting hours.  Route setting workshop will be from 5-6 p.m. on the specified dates.


Midnight Madness

Date Time
Fall 2015 - TBD 10 p.m. - 2 a.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.

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 2015

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 provider personal transportation.
Participants must meet at ORC prior to trip for equipment checkout.


Build Your Own Trip

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.


NMU Rec Sports