CSU–Pueblo welcomes community to Climbing Wall, Ropes Course

With the recent opening of the newly renovated Massari Arena at Colorado State University-Pueblo, the University’s Experiential Learning Center (ELC) has announced rates for the use of the new rock climbing wall and team development opportunities for community organizations.

Rock Climbing Wall
The Climbing Wall is open from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday nights this summer and is free to CSU-pueblo students with ID, $3 per night for family of CSU-Pueblo students, staff, faculty, and alumni, and $5 per night for community members.

The climbing wall utilizes the Yosemite rating scale and provides climbs ranging from 5.5 to 5.12 difficulty. The wall extends through two floors of the newly renovated Massari Arena and is surrounded by plexiglass to allow observation from both floors. Lights can be adjusted to focus on certain areas.

Other wall features include:
* 6 separate climbing ropes * An arête – point where two sides of the wall come together to form a point Overhang * 3 Sport climbing routes * Bouldering * Padded floor * Belay anchor points

According to ELC Director Scott Robertshaw, the Climbing Wall benefits individuals and groups of all kinds who want to work together and learn a variety of rock climbing skills. The rock climbing wall aims to promote safety, teach skills, cooperation and group problem-solving skills, as well as, develop individual self-confidence, leadership skills, teamwork, and communication skills.

Group reservations may be obtained at the following prices: CSU-Pueblo organizations ($50 per hours), School District or other Non-Profit Group ($75 per hour), Corporations ($100 per hour). Organizations may schedule the wall for 1-8 hours. Your group, team, business or friends may want to learn technical skills of rock climbing, self rescue or you may want to utilize the climbing wall as a medium for personal or team development. The climbing wall staff will custom design clinics, workshops and training session to meet the needs of your group. This fee covers all personal gear (harness, belay device, climbing shoes) and trained safety instruction with the skills of belaying and climbing.

Challenge Course
The Challenge Course on the east side of campus benefits groups of all kinds who want to work together toward a common goal. Each program -- High Rope Elements, Low Rope Elements, or our Mobile Team Development -- is customized to meet a group's specific needs and to address certain themes which they deem important. The course promotes cooperation and group problem-solving skills, and develops individual self-confidence, leadership skills, teamwork, and communication skills through artificial stressors and challenges in a controlled and safe environment.

Rates range from $100-600 for CSU-Pueblo organizations, $150-900 for non-profit organizations, and $200-$1200 for corporations based on the type of activities included and the number of participants. For groups who can’t travel to CSU-Pueblo, portable activities are available which can be set up at your facility.

For more information or reservations, contact Scott Robertshaw at 719-549-2085 or visit www.colostate-pueblo.edu/elc.

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