Rock Climbing At The Fair

by Mackenzie Stasko on August 15, 2013 at 10:15 am

If you’re not interested in the ferris wheel or other rides, you can give rock climbing a shot at the fair. George Kimmons, who works at the rock wall, says using your legs is key to climbing to the top.

"Your legs do have a lot more muscle and strength than your arms do," said Kimmons, of KNL Concessions. "So whenever people try and climb it with just their arms, they tend to slip and fall more because it’s just a lot harder to hold on and really for me, when I’m trying to do it, it makes my hands freeze up and lock up in a certain position and I just can’t grab anymore rocks."

There are a couple different sides of the rock wall you can climb with some being easy, and others, much more challenging. For the more challenging side of the rock wall, it’s $10 to climb, but if you make it to the top in less than 10 minutes you can either win $100 or a Nintendo WII.

"For all the easier sides, most everyone makes it to the top. But for the hard side, I normally get about 2 to 3, 4 sometimes a week. It just really depends on how many people I have climbing for the week."

The price to go rock climbing is $5 and and wearing closed toe shoes is recommended.