Up you go (Jul. 27)

July 26, 2008

If you’re up bright and early on Sunday (Jul. 27) and reading this blog, you can still catch the Tree Climbers International instructional climbing session for newcomers to the sport (yes, it is apparently a sport, and the international championship is in St. Louis this weekend).  If you want to strap on the safety gear and give it a shot, head over to Lindell Field south of the Missouri History Museum (behind the Forest Park Visitors Center) and look for the folks in helmets and harnesses with ropes in their hands.  The fun climb lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The pros will be there too, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., working their way up tall oak and sweet gum trees. There are men’s and women’s categories for the 50 competitors in various categories; last week the Post ran a detailed article about the sport and a profile of a local climber.


One Response to “Up you go (Jul. 27)”

  1. I’ve been trying to work up the courage to try rock climbing — maybe tree climbing is more my speed! : ) Too bad I was lounging around reading the NY Times Sunday morning…

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