Friday, November 15, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Marshall Recreation Center to hold Black Light Boulder Bash

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Marshall Recreation Center Outdoor Pursuits program will conduct its first-ever Black Light Boulder Bash from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The windows in the rock climbing facilities at the MRC will be blacked out, black lights will be lit and bouldering paths will be marked with neon colored tape that will glow under the lights and guide climbers.  

“The event is intended to create awareness and exposure for the Marshall Recreation Center’s indoor rock climbing wall, as well as to provide existing users a fun event to be involved in,” said Chad Steen, Outdoor Pursuits coordinator. “It will offer new climbers the chance to try their hand at bouldering, while providing a new perspective to traditional bouldering.”

This non-competitive event will only feature bouldering, and the paths will vary in difficulty.  MRC staff will be on hand to spot during Black Light Boulder Bash.  Top-rope climbing with a belay will not be available during this event.
Admission for the event will be $15 for members of the Rec Center, and $20 for non-members.  Advanced registration will be held until 5 p.m.  Sunday, Nov. 24 and will guarantee a free event t-shirt.  Participants also may register or purchase a t-shirt for an additional $10 the night of the event. T-shirts ordered the night of the event will be available for pick-up the following week.    Snacks will be provided after climbing.  Black Light Boulder Bash is sponsored by MPE Entertainment and

Normal operation of the Outdoor Pursuits facilities will be postponed during Black Light Boulder Bash.

For more information contact Steen at 304-696-4653 or

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197