On Campus Adventure
The Gravity Well
Is it raining outside? Temperature too cold to even buckle on your snowboard? Fear not! The Gravity Well is ready to swallow you whole and make you ready to take on the world. The Gravity Well is an indoor rock climbing center that gives students a sheltered experience when the weather outside gets nasty—or anytime. Come and check out our inset crack systems, Heuco Holes, layback corners, and whatever else our wall staff can come up with to get your pump on.
6,000 Square Foot Skatepark
The College’s brand new skate park was manufactured and designed by American Ramp Company (ARC). ARC describes itself as the world’s largest skatepark provider, with over 1400 parks in place around the globe. Lyndon’s park features bank ramps, quarter-pipes, grind rails, grind ledges, grind boxes, stairs, wedges and flats, a spine, a pyramid section, and a planter. It is located just east of the Stonehenge residence halls and features a great view of Burke Mountain.
Ropes Challenge Course
LSAP runs both our low and high courses on campus, pushing people through the complexities of having fun, maximizing “edge work,” improving interpersonal skills, and pushing personal limits. Young and old have come and gotten harnessed up to give it a go. So should you!
18-Hole Disc Golf Course
Winding through the woods and open fields of our 175-acre campus, the disc golf course offers challenges for all levels of play. With a growing population of throwers both on campus and visiting from around the community, there’s no shortage of players to learn from or throw with. With our new concrete tee-pads—a first for any course in Vermont—we have been stepping up our game in this fast growing sport.
The water fountain in the pond in the center of the campus interior runs year ‘round, resulting in a column of ice and snow that reaches 35 feet in height during the depths of winter. When conditions allow you can practice your ice-climbing moves on Wednesday afternoons. Novices can get instruction, words of encouragement, and equipment from the College’s ever-enthusiastic adventure coordinator.
Jamie Struck, Adventure Programs Coordinator