CLIMBING

       When you hear the word Climbing in central Wisconsin, the first word that probably comes to mind is: WHERE? But, you’d be surprised the opportunities that are available within a short drive. Did you know that the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point has an indoor climbing wall that is open to the public?

Our products…

       At Divepoint, we carry only the best gear. No off-name brands or factory seconds here. Your life is too important to us. We stock a full range of equipment from ropes, to carabiners, to boots and harnesses. You won’t find a larger selection anywhere else in central Wisconsin, we guarantee it.

       Divepoint now has a Rock Climbing Instructor available for classes and local trips.  Call us for more information and prices.

Slack-lining

       What is Slack-lining? Slack-lining is a sport done by many climbers in their downtime.  A piece of nylon webbing is pulled taught between two anchor points using carabiners as friction points.  Slack-lining is different from tightrope walking because one uses a 1-2″ thick length of nylon webbing instead of a metal line.  Typically slack lines are not held as ridged as a tightrope although they are still under some tension. The slack line is dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline. The line’s tension can be adjusted to suit the user and different types of webbing can be used to achieve a variety of feats. The line itself is flat, due to the nature of webbing, thus keeping the slacker’s footing from rolling as would be the case with an ordinary rope. The dynamic nature of the line allows for impressive tricks and stunts.

       Divepoint Scuba offers lots of different colors and sizes of webbing.  We have a large selection of carabiners.

A basic slack line setup includes:

40′ of 1″ Webbing at  $.34 per foot = $14.00

3 Oval non-locking carabiners at $5 per carabiner =$15

http://www.petzl.com/us/outdoor/non-locking-carabiners-0/owall

This is just a ball park. Prices are subject to change, depending on length, color and style.

 

 

Some local climbing spots include:

Indoor walls: Health Enhancement Center (UW Stevens Point), Woodson YMCA Climbing Wall(Wausau), Turner’s Climbing Alliance (Milwaukee), Boulders Climbing wall (Madison)

Outdoor Climbing Spots: Owen’s Rock, Hillbilly Hallow, Devil’s Lake, Neceedah