Monday, March 29, 2010

Western PA Backpacking Trip April 9th-11th

Seventy miles of trail in the Laural Highland of Pennsylvania await our boots. Join us as we explore the area and view all of the flora and fauna that his region has to offer. We will only be taking photos and leaving foot prints on this weekend excursion.

West Virgina White Water Rafting

April 30-May 2
If you've never visited the New River Gorge in West Virginia you are missing the experience of a lifetime! Each year, over 250,000 adventurers go to West Virginia to experience the best of New River Gorge
rafting, and why shouldn't you. We are going to be rafting some gnarly rapids that you wont want to miss out on. So come raft one of the New River, on of the oldest rivers in the world.

This trip is geared for any experience level!

Cost: $150
- Transportation
- 2 Nights Camping
- 1 Day Rafting Lower New (Class II to IV Rapids)
- Breakfast, Lunch and Diner day of Trip
Departure Time: Friday @ 5pm on April 30
Return Time: Sunday @ 3pm on May 2

Questions or to Sign Up:
Contact Tim Rice at 740-753-6541 or email at

Mt Bike Day Trip Mt Wood Park April 18th

Join us for a great day of biking on the trails at Alum Creek State Park. There are 3 mountain bike trails, one for every skill level. No bike or equipment? No problem, we have a full line bikes and gear for you to borrow to join in the fun. A lunched grilled by your favorite OP staff is included. May 22nd will be a rad day of biking and everyone is invited.
Cost: $15
Includes: The trip there and back, all the gear you need (bikes, camel backs, helmets, ect..), Lunch grilled by OP.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Red River Gorge Climbing Trip April 23-25

The Red River Gorge is located in Kentucky and is a premiere climbing destination throughout the world. They have everything from beginner level climbing to ultra hard routes for any experienced climbers that want to come and push there limits. If you feel a little hesitant because you don't have any experience don't worry about it. We have all the knowledge and gear you need to go out and enjoy your weekend.

Notice: The total cost for the weekend is $45
This covers camping, transportation and camping and climbing gear usage, this doesn't cover food. You are responsible for you own food. We can however provide stove and cook wares.

Remember to bring extra money because you will make a stop at Miguel's pizza/gear store for a couple ale-8-ones and some dank pizza. This trip is sure to be a great one.

If your interested you can sign up by contacting:
Tim Rice

Disc Golf Trip to Chilicothe April 17th

One of the top rated disc golf courses in the state sits right out side of Chilicothe proper. Spend the Saturday with us as we play Pike Lake SP, Great Seal SP and OU- Chilicothes courses. The day will include a Pinic type lunch at one of the state parks grilled by the OP staff.
Cost: $10
Includes: Van ride there and back, lunch cooked by the OP staff, any disc or gear you need to borrow.

May 29th Hocking College Disc Golf Tournament

That's right. We will be hosting our first ever disc golf tournament on our newly redesigned 18 hole course. This will be non-PGDA tournament that will be open to to all, students, friends, locals, and anyone else who want to participate. We plan to have a kids division too! Details to come later!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hot and Nasty Spring Break

Arkansas Climbing Trip

It’s about time we start talking about our spring break trip. We have planned the most bodacious climbing vacation your minds can handle. Were headed to the Ozark Mountains to get aggro and send some sicky gnar gnar routes. On the way we’ll make a stop in SoIll and get nasty on Jason Kehl’s hometown pebbles.

We will leave on Sunday, March 21st at 9am sharp from the student center. After crossing Ohio and navigating the plains of Indiana we will find ourselves immersed in the gritty sandstone of Southern Illinois. After a night of listless sleep we will rise with the sun(O.K., not with the sun, but sometime after) and get to slapping the stone. We will spend that night there in SoIll.

The next morning will encompass a drive through Missouri and into the heart of the Ozarks. Upon arrival in Arkansas we will brace ourselves for the treacherous curves and steep hills that lead us to the Mid-western promised land called Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. This area was made famous by climbers like Chris Sharma and Fed Nicole in more than a handful of climbing videos.

HCR, or the Shoe as it’s known by locals, boasts the best climbing between the divides. Everything from 5.6 and V0 al the way to V15 and 5.14a. So no matter where your skills lie, you can find it here in Arkansas. While there we may hit up another great spot, Sam’s Throne. This is a great sandstone and limestone area about 30 min from the Shoe.

I highly recommend this trip to the climbers that want to climb in the most beautiful place in America. To the ones that want the most aesthetic lines. To those that just want a rad experience. As someone that learned to climb in Arkansas I can assure you, this place will meet, exceed, and destroy any expectations you may have.

Now for logistics. There are two ways you can get on this trip. Both of which you must go through Tim Rice in SC202 to accomplish. You can either:
a) Take this awesome trip for the low cost of $200.
b) Take this rad adventure as a class and use financial aid.

Which ever you decide, you must see Tim Rice. He is the Gate Keeper and you are not Sigourney Weaver.

Included in the cost is:
All your camping and climbing fees.
2 meals a day. With the exception of food eaten while in transit.
Gas to get there.
Use of Outdoor Pursuits Equipment.

Cruxfest Climbing Competition Results

This years CruxFest put on by H.C.O.P was one for the books. Doors opened at 9 am with climbers spilling in ready to compete on some nasty routes. With a turn out of 58 competitors it was going to be a battle for some sweet prizes and bragging rights. Coffee was brewing and climbing was starting and we were in for a day of crushing some sweet plastic. All three divisions had 4 routes to climb with difficulty increasing after every route. Everyone climbed their hardest and duked it out for first. Below is the our results.
Mens Advanced
  1. Dan Proudfoot
  2. Louis Aden
  3. Shay Rosser
Womens Advanced
  1. Kate Cambell
  2. Jamie Rice
Mens Intermediate
  1. TJ Weaver
  2. Andrew Rump
  3. Levi Gilliland
Womens Intermediate
  1. Carla Dominguez
  2. Maria Farinacci
  3. Malia Reimann
Mens Recreational
  1. Cody Spurlock
  2. Sam Hewitt
  3. Doug Thuedeman
Womens Recreational
  1. Dina Rouff
  2. Amber Kiko
  3. Christine Hanson
Thanks to everyone who came out!!!
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cruxfest Climbing Competition

This is Hocking College's Annual Student Climbing Competition. Everybody come and have a great time climbing. We will have food and prizes for the participants. Every year we have a great time so come on out and join the fun.

Recreational 5.7-5.8+
Intermediate 5.9-5.10+
Advanced 5.11-5.12+

$25 Entry Fee
-First 25 participants are guaranteed a event t-shirt
-Every competitor will get a goodies bag (contents are growing daily)
-snacks at event

We can take cash, check or credit($5 fee)!

Comp Day Schedule:
Check in 9:30 - 10am
Rules at 10am with competition beginning after
Hopefully done by 3pm

So Sign up or for more information, call Tim Rice at 740-753-6541
Or e-mail Tim at