CHEROKEE ROCK VILLAGE ROCK CLIMBING/TOP ROPE ANCHOR CLASS
Come join Campus Recreation and Outdoor Adventures as we rock climb at beautiful Cherokee Rock Village in Collinsville, AL on Saturday/Sunday, September 22-23.
This trip is for anyone wanting to get outdoors and experience climbing on real rock features. Those interested in learning anchor building skills will learn knot tying, site and gear selection, and top rope anchor assessment.
Cost: $55 for students, $60 for family member; $65 for faculty/staff/alum, $70 for family members, $75 for all others. Fee includes transportation, climbing gear, and instruction; it does not include food.
We will leave Campus Recreation at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and drive five hours to Collinsville, AL. We will set up at primitive campsites and climb for the afternoon. We will climb on Sunday, leaving around 2:00 p.m. and returning to Mobile around 7:00 p.m.
How to sign-up: Leave a check for the full amount payable to “U.S.A.” (sorry, no cash) along with your name(s) and cell phone number(s) at the Front Desk of the Student Recreation Center. We will call you to confirm your place on the trip along with more information. We will accept registrants until day prior to trip. Fee is non-refundable within 2 days of trip UNLESS we can replace you or trip is canceled (rain
or flooded river). Checks will not be deposited until completion of trip; if trip is canceled, all fees will be refunded.
BOULDER/CAMP HORSEPENS 40
Come join Campus Recreation and Outdoor Adventures as we go camping, hiking and bouldering in the unique and amazing rock formations of the world famous park known as Horse Pens 40 on Saturday/Sunday, October 20-21.
Horse Pens 40 is an historic outdoors nature park and a natural wonderland of unique rock formations in the foothills of the Appalachians. It is located near Steele, AL. on the 1500’ high Chandler Mountain, home to over 60 rare or endangered species, stunning vistas, and incredible scenic beauty. Over 15,000 years of human habitation have used the natural rock shelters as a place of sanctuary and spiritual renewal. The Creek and Cherokee tribes have used the area to trap and corral horses, as a fortress in times of war, and as a sheltered village in times of peace.
Day 1: We will leave from the Student Recreation Center at 7 a.m. and drive 280 miles to Steele. We will arrive at Horse Pens at around 1:00 p.m. After setting up camp, you can hike and or/boulder until night fall. We will spend the evening around the campfire eating and sharing tall tales.
Day 2: More hiking and/or bouldering. We will break camp at 1 p.m. and get back to Mobile around 7:00 p.m.
Check out our WEB page – southalabama.edu/outdoor/ - for pictures and videos of other trips and our itinerary for Spring semester. Cost: $50 for students, $52 for family members, $55 for faculty/staff/ alums,$57 for family members, $60 for non-USA. Fee includes transportation, campground fees, and all camping equipment. Food and climbing gear is not provided.
How to sign-up: Leave a check payable for the full amount to “U.S.A.” (sorry, no cash) along with your name and cell phone number at the Front Desk of the Student Recreation Center. We will call to confirm your spot on the trip.
Trip limit: Minimum of 6, maximum of 8.