Tower of Terror provides spooks for students
Students climbed for their lives during the Tower of Terror, a haunted trail and climbing wall put together by students in the Outdoor Resource Center.
The event was held Friday, Oct. 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Wright State University Challenge Course.
Students had two options for admission: $5 to walk the course or $10 to walk and repel down the tower. All proceeds went directly to purchasing new climbing holds for the indoor rock wall.
The course consisted of a quarter-mile trek through the woods riddled with grotesque surprises that led to the 60-foot tower which students climbed up, facing whatever was lurking inside.
Once at the top, attendees either made their way back down the tower or geared up for a 60-foot controlled descent down the outer wall of the tower.
Barry Brady, president of the rock climbing club and employee at the outdoor resource center was asked if students who had no experience rappelling would be able to rappel at the event. He said, “Absolutely. We do have qualified staff that has been certified through a nationally recognized organization that deals with rock climbing, so safety is one of our big concerns.”
“It’s very safe,” said Amanda Tingley, office manager for the outdoor resource center, in reference to repelling at the event. “You control it on your own, but if it’s your first time and you’re nervous, we have people backing you up. If you let go, you’re not going anywhere.”
Students said they found the Tower of Terror to be thoroughly frightening. However, they said they thought that the time was a little too early.
“It was pretty good. I think the thing that got me the most was the green Slenderman in the woods,” said one freshman attendee. “I think next time we should come back when it’s darker, I think that would help.”