University of Missouri

Venture Out

Office of Student Engagement


Happy Hour at the Tower

What is Happy Hour at the Tower?

Happy Hour at the Tower is Venture Out’s biannual open house event. Come climb the Alpine Tower and Odyssey High Ropes Course! No experience necessary and no sign-up required. Free with a University of Missouri ID (students, faculty and staff).

Happy Hour is also open to community members for $5 per person (cash only please). Kids ages 6-12 are free. Anyone under age 18 will need a parent/guardian to arrive with them and sign a waiver, and then stay with them through the duration of the event. 

When is it?

Happy Hour at the Tower will be will be Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 4-7 PM. It’s open house style– you can arrive any time between 4 and 7 PM. We will stop accepting participants at 7 PM.

What do I bring?

Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you can move around in, dress for the weather, wear a hairstyle you can wear a helmet with, bring a water bottle with water, and feel free to bring snacks!

Young Climbers

Kids can climb too! Kids ages 6-12 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.

Kids who weigh less than 100 pounds will wear a kid-sized harness and climb the Alpine Tower only. We have a limited supply of kid-sized harnesses, so kids will take turns and may need to wait in line. Due to our limited supply of kid-sized harnesses, kids will only climb the Alpine Tower, not the Odyssey Course.

Never climbed before?

That’s ok! Our facilitators will teach you everything you need to know about climbing the Alpine Tower and the Odyssey High Ropes Course. We provide a safe, fun environment for all participants.

Experienced climber?

Both the Odyssey Course and the Alpine Tower have additional challenges for experienced climbers. You set your own challenge level.

Directions & Parking

All you need to do is show up and it’s free (with an MU ID)! Community members are $5. Visit our Location page for directions (Venture Out doesn’t always show up on a GPS). We’re located next to the Green Tennis Center and Epple Field. Parking is available in the Reactor Lot (RP10).

Inclement Weather

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

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