Rock Climbing Competition Set April 25 at SWOSU


Southwestern Oklahoma State University is hosting a climbing competition on Saturday, April 25, at the rock wall in the SWOSU Wellness Center on the Weatherford campus.

The competition is open to all SWOSU students as well as college students from around the state of Oklahoma, according to Morgan McNeill.

The rock climbing event will start at 10 a.m. in the Wellness Center. The event is being called "The Cling-On Burlfest." McNeill said there are close to $2,000 in prizes, including iPods, packs, bouldering pads, harnesses, shoes, DVDs and much more. Helping sponsor the event is the SWOSU Student Government Association.

There are separate classes for men and women and will be broken down further into beginner, intermediate, advanced and open classes (with open being the most difficult). McNeill said the beginner category is designed for people who have never climbed before, so participation is encouraged for everyone.

A signup list is at the Wellness Center. Additional information is available by contacting McNeill or Cliff Pace at the Wellness Center.  McNeill can be reached at 580.661-1047 or