ETSU Climbing Club encourages students to get involved
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 22:02
For Zach Tanner, climbing is a form of meditation and just a way to kick back and have fun. The East Tennessee State University Climbing Club is actively looking for new members to boost their club and to join them in the joy of rock climbing.
For Tanner, a senior, the club is his passion and a way to provide something fun for students who want to get involved on campus.
The club is open to any student for a price of $20 or $15, with the $20 fee including a T-shirt. Both fees are good for a year-long membership in the club.
The club has many interesting aspects. They try to get outside at least once a month and go to a unique place to climb. One of the preferred places that the club goes to is Rumbling Bald, a cliff in North Carolina. Along with going out to unique climbing destinations, the club also occasionally participates in competitions.
In two weeks, the club will be venturing to Knoxville to participate in a competition.
On March 23, the club will be hosting a competition at the Basler Center for Physical Activity.
The competition is open to ETSU students and will include students from nearby universities.
Tanner expects the competition to be a lot of fun. It will also feature live music. The competition goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and registration begins at 9 a.m. The entrance fee is $15.
The club has weekly hangouts at 6 p.m. every Wednesday and bi-monthly meetings that start at 7 p.m., right after the hangout sessions.
According to Tanner, the hangouts are open to anyone, and while rock climbing is competitive at times, other times it’s more about just being around those that also have a passion for the sport.
If rock climbing sounds like fun to you, then what are you waiting for?