Rope Climbing in Phys Ed!

How many of you still had a rope to climb in gym class during grade school? For many of us, that particular piece of gym equipment went the way of the Dodo years ago, replaced with slightly more entertaining exercises like dodgeball. Back in the first half of the 20th century, rope climbing was not only a college level activity, but it was also apparently enjoyed by multiple students at once!

Students Rope Climbing in the Old Gym

Students Rope Climbing in the Old Gym

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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