Rock climbing at Long Lines

Duncan Feiges of Sioux City climbs the rock wall at Long Lines Family Rec Center in Sioux City. The Long Lines will hold a rock climbing competition Dec. 2.

Dawn J. Sagert, Sioux City Journal file

SIOUX CITY | Sioux City's Parks and Recreation Department will hold the fourth annual Rock On! Climbing Competition Dec. 2 at the Long Lines Family Rec Center.

Open to climbers ages 5 and above, the competition will include four divisions:

--Youth (under 18).

--Beginner (5.7 to 5.9 and VB-V1).

--Intermediate (5.9+ to 5.11a and V2-V4).

--Advanced (5.11b and up, V4 and up).

Climbers under 18 are not required to sign up in the youth category if they do not want to. 

Registration is $30 before Dec. 2 and $35 the day of the competition. Those who register prior to Nov. 18 will be guaranteed a free T-shirt. Registration is open online at, as well as in-person at the Long Lines, 401 Gordon Drive, or by calling the Parks and Recreation administrative office at 712-279-6126.

All participants must sign a waiver and photo release prior to competing. These can be signed upon arrival at the competition. Minors must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver and photo release. 

Check-in begins at 11 a.m. The competition will be noon to 3 p.m. Those wishing to be belay qualified can come at 10 a.m. 


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