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Vert Fest 2020

Join us for the Vert Fest Climbing Competition on Saturday, February 15th! The event will take place at McAlexander Fieldhouse and will go from 8 am to 5 pm. There will be industry booths/demos, clinics, and a bouldering competition. Sign up at the ALI Desk in Dixon or on the day-of at McAlexander. The cost is $35 for OSU students and Rec Sports members up until the 14th ($40 day-of) and $40 for the OSU community and general public up until the 14th ($45 day-of).

Saturday, February 15 at 8:30am to 6:00pm

McAlexander Fieldhouse
1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

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Training or Class, Sporting Event, Outing or Trip

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Sports and Recreation, Health and Well-being, Student Experience, Skill Building


Community, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni




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Early Price: $35 for Students and Members, $40 for OSU Community, $40 for General Public Day of Price: $40 for Students and Members, $45 for OSU Community, $45 for General Public

Department of Recreational Sports
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Emily Abrams

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Gabriel Mcfarlane

Gabriel Mcfarlane left a positive review 2/14/2020

Super fun, but I had one major safety concern. Of the designated spotters only one or two individuals were actually spotting in a way that made a positive difference. Those who were psotting incorrectly were standing too far away from climbers (specifically on the overhangs) to make a possitive difference. I had multiple teammates feel similarly wary of the situations and I ended up sstepping in and spotting some of them even spotting one team member myself when a high heel was thrown. I took a fall from the top of the wall off of a big slopper trying to match it and landed flat on my back hurting my right shoulder as I overrotated backwards and to my right. The spotter didn't make any contact with me where I should have felt a hard pushon my shoulder blades to make my fall alot safer. It is my strong recomendation that spotters either be well experienced and trained or not to provide spotters who don't know how to keep their climbers safe. Other than this I had absolute blast and really apreciated all the hard work that went into the setting and organizing for this event! Thanks for your time, and please reach out if there are any questions or followups! Reach me at

Gabe McFarlane - OSU Cascades Rock Climbing Sports Team President