Upper Limits will host its first Halloween themed event called Climbfest from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. this Friday.
Two rock climbing silos will be darkened and re-lit with black lights to create a spooky feel for participants to climb. Anyone wearing a Halloween costume will receive a half-priced day pass for $7.50 plus a $3 charge for climbing equipment.
Additional climbing equipment and gear is available for rent which is not included in the discounted fee.
“It’s the first year we are doing this, so it’s an experiment,” Heather Fegan, manager of marketing at Upper Limits, said.
Prizes will be given out for the best costume winner as well as an additional prize drawing for participants. Prizes include free classes at Upper Limits as well as t-shirts.
All costumes are welcome as long as a harness will fit over it and they are not too revealing. Participants are allowed to wear headlamps and glow sticks for additional lighting.
Each climber will be attached to a 30-foot automatic belay during the 65-foot climb. All participants will have a safety and information orientation before the climb. No experience is needed to climb the silos as Upper Limits will accommodate for any skill level.
No registration for the event is necessary and everyone is welcome.
For safety purposes, everyone will be asked to sign a waiver before climbing.
Parents or guardians will be asked to sign for a climber under 18 years old. The waiver can be downloaded online and signed prior to the event for convenience.
Aside from the darkened silos, Upper Limits has other main climbing areas including an overhanging terrain, an outdoor boulder, and a 110-foot outdoor wall.
In addition to this event, Upper Limits offers a discounted admission price for college students every Wednesday. It also offers classes for beginners or for experienced climbers.
Upper Limits is located at 1304 W Washington Street in Bloomington. For more information on the gym or to download the waiver visit www.upperlimits.com/Bloomington.