Let’s get ready to Rock and Rumble

Students and volunteers are gearing up for The Cullowhee Rock and Rumble Fest Saturday, February 12.

The holds on rock wall are being rerouted for the 3rd annual intercollegiate bouldering competition.

All the bright and colorful holds were stripped to reveal a blank canvas of rock.

“Rather than there already being holds on the wall and your limited to the movements you can make, this way you can place the holds where you want them,” said Nick Marino, sophomore and member of the climbing team at WCU. The process will have taken nearly a week when finished.

Marino said when he is rerouting the rock wall he wants there to be a good flow and for it to make sense physically. He compared his task to artwork.

Schools such as App. State, ECU, Warren Wilson, and Southwestern Community College are just a handful of the colleges coming to compete. This competition is also open to anyone wanting to compete in the intercollegiate series.