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Lynchburg College brings indoor rapelling to campus

Lynchburg College opens up indoor repelling class for students on Monday (Photo: WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg College is bringing the outdoors, indoors with a new rapelling course in their student center.

It's built into the three-story stairwell and school officials said it only cost about 200 dollars to install.

The location allows for students to learn how to ascend ropes and safely practice.

Lynchburg College's outdoors club enjoys seeing these types of obstacles come to campus.

"We have a lot of things we can do here locally as well with Blackwater. We have a new rockwall. We have our low and high ropes course here on campus. We do tree climbing in the dell and now we can do our vertical ropes workshops inside Drysdale, rain or shine," L.C. Outdoor Program Coordinator Peter Barry said.

It has the capability to withstand 3,500 pounds per square inch.

It will open to students on Monday.

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