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Climbing community: The Rec Center’s rock wall provides more than just exercise for students

Tiana SantaBarbara, a sophomore at the University of Oregon, stared at students scampering up the rainbow-colored plastic rock wall located in the heart of the Student Recreation Center. “I feel like this would be a great place to bring a date,” she said. “If it got really awkward, you’d always …

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Spring allows for great outdoor rock climbing at Skinner Butte

Everyone knows that University students can learn how to rock climb on the Student Recreation Center’s indoor rock wall. What many students don’t know, however, is that Eugene is also home to an outdoor rock climbing spot that offers challenging climbs to test your abilities and build your skills outside the gym: Skinner Butte.