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Crowder Lake Park Staff Appear on Discover Oklahoma

October 1, 2010

Crowder Lake Staff
The Crowder Lake staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently appeared on a Discover Oklahoma TV segment that was filmed at Red Rock Canyon State Park in Hinton. Staff members include (front from left): Brock Oyler, Ryan Brewer and director Paul Hummel. Back from left-Michael Williams, Cody Penner, Chance Fleming and Kyle Reed.

The Crowder Lake staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was recently on a Discover Oklahoma TV segment that was filmed at Red Rock Canyon State Park in Hinton.

The staff taught "Magic Man" Jeff Roberts from 104.1 FM to rappel. The facilitators set up two rappel lines and two safety lines at the amphitheatre in Red Rock Canyon State Park. Roberts was shown how the anchors were built and how the safety lines (manned by Blake Powers and Kyle Reed) worked. 

After gearing up with a harness, helmet and gloves, Roberts rappelled during the afternoon while the crew filmed.  There were a total of four cameras including a helmet cam worn by Crowder Lake Park Director Paul Hummel.  At the bottom of the cliff, Cody Penner did a hip belay for the rappellers.

The segment can be seen online at: http://discoveroklahomatv.com/

Crowder Lake is located 10 miles south of Weatherford on Highway 54 and is open to the public and SWOSU students and faculty. Activities at Crowder include camping, fishing, indoor climbing wall, rappelling, nature trail, and ropes course with a zip line. A newly renovated A-frame cabin can be rented nightly and sleeps up to 18 people.

For more information please contact the Crowder Lake Park office at (580) 343-2443 or Hummel at (580) 774-6015.

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