Happy Hour at the Tower

Happy Hour at the Tower is Venture Out’s biannual open house. You’re invited to climb our Alpine Tower. Never climbed before? That’s ok! Our facilitators will teach you everything you need to know about climbing the Alpine Tower. We provide a safe, fun environment for all participants. No experience and no sign-up required.

FREE with a University of Missouri ID (students, faculty and staff included).

Happy Hour is also open to the public for $5 per person (REGISTER HERE)

Kids ages 6-10 are free (see “Young Climbers” section below).

Please reach out to ventureout@missouri.edu for any assistance with registering for the program.

When is it?

Sept. 24, 2023, 1-5 p.m.

What do I Bring/Wear?

  • Closed-toe shoes
    • Your shoes must have laces. Crocs or sandals with a heel strap are not accepted as closed-toe shoes
  • Clothes you can move around in
  • Dress for the weather!
  • Hairstyle that works with helmets
  • Water bottle & snacks

Young Climbers

Kids can climb too! Kids ages 6-10 are free. All participants under age 18 will need a parent to arrive with them, sign their waiver, and stay with them through the duration of the event.

Directions & Parking

Visit our Location page for directions. We’re located next to the Green Tennis Center and Epple Field off of Providence Road. Parking is available in the Reactor Lot (RP10)Do NOT park in the parking spaces with green-painted curbs (reserved for Tennis Center).

Experienced climber?

Our Alpine Tower has additional challenges for experienced climbers. You set your own challenge level.

Inclement Weather

Check this page or our Instagram or Facebook page for weather updates. The event may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.


You should not participate in high ropes activities if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • Have a heart condition or problem
  • Have any pre-existing neck or back injuries, especially with the spine
  • Have had a recent organ transplant
  • A doctor has recommended you do not participate

Please contact us at ventureout@missouri.edu for questions about accessibility.

Venture Out offers on-the-ground teambuilding courses for people of all physical and cognitive ability levels. However, Happy Hour at the Tower focuses on our Alpine Tower.