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The climbing tower at WIU's Horn Field Campus is a 40-foot vertical wood structure, with three sides for climbing, complete with rock-like handholds, and designed with one side for rappelling.

Horn Field Campus Open Climb July 17

July 10, 2013


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MACOMB, IL -- Open tower hours will be held at Western Illinois University's Horn Field Campus climbing and rappelling tower from 6 p.m. until dark Wednesday, July 17.

HFC's climbing tower is a 40-foot vertical wood structure, with three sides for climbing, complete with rock-like handholds, and designed with one side for rappelling. One tower wall is slightly inclined for those new to the climbing experience. Harnesses, helmets and safety ropes are provided. Two or more facilitators assist with the tower.

The $5 fee includes all equipment and instruction. Individuals under 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Consent forms will be available upon arrival or can be requested by sending an email to denecke126@gmail.com.

For more information, contact Horn Field at (309) 833-5798.

To get to Horn Field Campus, drive south on South Johnson Street past Macomb High School and turn right on China Road. Horn Field Campus is located approximately one-quarter mile on China Road. Learn more about HFC at www.wiu.edu/hfc.

Posted By: WIU News (U-Relations@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations