By Yera Nanan |Staff Writer|
Everyday, students attend the Recreation & Wellness Center (RWC) to get a good sweat in, build muscle or play basketball.
The RWC features a climbing wall that is often overlooked and not used by many students.
This month, the rock climbing wall is featuring a special Rocktober event.
Each day in October features a different themed event happening at the wall. These events at the RWC are open to anyone with a Coyote OneCard.
“It’s filled with a bunch of events we don’t normally do,” said Rec Center employee, Marlene Baumann.
Events like Mustache Mondays or Knot-Tying Tuesdays both occur from 1:30 – 9:30 p.m. If you have a mustache (real or fake) or know how to tie a fast knot, these events are perfect for you.
Wednesdays will feature a reality-speed climbing game called Randori. Participants will test their limits of speed on the wall as well as earn raffle tickets.
Thursdays will challenge climbers to stack milk crates beneath them to see how high they can jump.
Fridays, the RWC asks participants to come up with challenging ways to climb the wall to be in order to beat out all the other opponents and be the last one standing.
There are great incentives during the month of Rocktober, like a raffle for a prize and much more.
Each time a student participates in an event during the specified days and hours it will increase their chances at winning prizes at WALL-O-WEEN.
“You get to meet other climbers in the community, so it’s not only about the games, but maybe build some friendships along the way,” concluded Baumann.
WALL-O-WEEN will take place on Oct. 28 and encourages everyone to show off their favorite Halloween costumes, eat free food and enjoy the ceremony for the raffle ticket winners.