SWOSU Hosting Rock Wall Climbing Competition on May 1


A regional climbing competition is planned Saturday, May 1, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Wellness Center rock wall in Weatherford, and the event will have over $5,000 in prizes. 

The competition is open to anyone and will include divisions for men and women with separate classes for beginner, intermediate, advanced and open. Morgan McNeill said beginner levels are designed for people who have never climbed on rock walls.

Entry fee is $15 and no early registration is required. The competition starts at 9:30 a.m.

McNeill said a SWOSU Iron Palm Pull-Up Contest is also planned that evening at 6 p.m. If a person did not compete in the climbing competition, the entry fee is $5.

At 6:30 p.m., Chuck Fryberger's new film Core will be shown. McNeill said the film shows an international cast of the sport's most dedicated athletes and is a study in the landscapes and lifestyles that define the sport.

"Get ready to see every detail of some of the nastiest pieces of rock ever climbed," McNeill said.

All events are being sponsored by Redbull. There will be free Redbull and a free late lunch will be served during a competition intermission.

"Come join us for the biggest climbing competition in the state or just hang out and enjoy the movie," McNeill said.