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Rappelling off Leveque Tower

  • Leveque Tower

    50 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH (map)

    39.962387 -83.002014

  • It is a Columbus icon.  The LeVeque Tower:  47 stories high,  556 ft tall.  It's taller than the Washington Monument.   Built in 1924 in classic art deco style, this building is the heart of the Capital City.  Today we are jumping off it.


    As you all know, the LeVeque Tower was recently purchased by the Hollywood Casino.  Through the new Downtown LeVeq-tures, this classic building will be Cap City's new playground.  DTL offers rappelling, wing suits, and ziplines over the Olentangy.


    Because I am a fan of the old Batman TV show, we will be rappelling.  We will begin the adventure at the staircases on the east side of the building.  Unfortunately the elevators are out of order.  After hiking 45 stories, we arrive at the walkway.  This is where we will be rappelling. 

     Because this is a new company, DTL is offering us a great deal:  Only $10!  However you will need to bring your own equipment.  Who's with me?


    PS - Happy April Fool's Day.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this for real or a sick April fools joke?

    1 · March 31, 2014

    • Nick

      Dude---wake up....

      March 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Damn lol. I was pretty excited for a little while

      April 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be amazing! I've never been rappelling. Does anyone have extra equipment? I'd love to try this!

    March 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have really good insurance. Lol

      March 31, 2014

    • Jeff

      Excellent! Since I cancelled in order to help collect organs and blood that day, can you write me in as your beneficiary just for that day? I promise it will be put to good use.

      1 · March 31, 2014

  • Donna K.

    I'll be there with my Catwoman suit on!

    1 · March 29, 2014

    • Jeff

      Me too!

      1 · March 29, 2014

  • Judi

    Mike... question... may I sign up for this one... even though I have obligations on that Tuesday basically all day long... and I would not like to have a "no show" on my account... ?... yet I would love to sign up... :-)... may I?... without risking a "no show" here?... (it seems there will not be a "show"... :-)

    ... because I would like to join the sign up still as an expression of gratitude and appreciation for not only keeping this great group for us all here to enjoy but also for this utmost fun of laugh you gave to all of us by this truly genius and (as Laura described it in her comment below) "funny and original" idea !

    Super! Thank you!... :-) :-) :-)

    March 29, 2014

    • Mike

      We are jumping off one of the tallest buildings in Ohio and you are worried about NOT showing up?

      March 29, 2014

  • Rob

    Dang you April fools. This actually sounds fun, but what are you really doing hiking the area?

    March 28, 2014

    • Mike

      Highbanks hike at 6.

      March 28, 2014

  • Jeff

    Sorry I have to cancel, my other Meetup group (Volunteer Connections) is urgently needing people downtown on the same day at the same time to help sign people up to be organ donors, and collect blood.

    2 · March 27, 2014

    • Mike

      I'll make sure everyone signs their organ donor cards before we climb.

      3 · March 27, 2014

  • Blake L.

    Who needs gear?

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just joined the group as well and would be forever grateful to anyone willing to lend their gear this sounds amazing!

      March 26, 2014

    • Barbra

      Same here... there will be two of us gals coming along. We'd definitely be grateful for gear and Valium.

      2 · March 27, 2014

  • Irene

    Looking forward to the meetup. This is going to be my best photo series ever!

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Pat Helms S.

    sure and I'll be in my catwoman costume NOT
    happy April Fool's Day!

    March 26, 2014

    • Pat Helms S.

      we have a harness for that!\

      1 · March 27, 2014

    • Phil

      Do you know why blind people are not allowed to sky dive? Because it scares the dogs.

      2 · March 27, 2014

  • Rob

    Sounds fun but don't have equipment. What do you need just a harness? I doubt any one has[masked] feet of rope.lol

    March 20, 2014

    • Phil

      I do. You'll have to help me carry it. As you can imagine that much rope is a tad heavy.

      1 · March 27, 2014

  • Jeff

    I have plenty of rope and sherpas for whoever needs them.

    March 27, 2014

  • Jeff

    Is there a prize for the first one down to the ground level? Bragging rights won't do much good ...

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Jay

    To heck with repelling, I just want to wear the tights !! ;-)

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Peter B.

    Only if...

    March 26, 2014

  • Eben K.

    Mike - you didn't mention the free photo shoot during the rappelling (a keepsake for your loved ones). Nor did you talk about the special drawing. The lucky rappeller winner will get to climb the antenna and re-enact the scene in King Kong CBus-style - played by a mad cow, of course!

    Priceless!!!

    4 · March 26, 2014

  • Phil

    You don't need gear to jump off the tower, you only need gear if you want do it twice.

    5 · March 26, 2014

  • Jeff

    I've been wanting to jump off a building now for a couple of years . . . I have just enough gear for me although anyone is welcome to hang onto my back or shoulders. In fact we could probably get a chain going . . . who's game?

    3 · March 26, 2014

  • Laura

    How very funny and original Mike!

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • Cindy

    Love it Mike...you had me for awhile; I must admit. See ya at Clear Creek; feet firmly planted on the ground!

    2 · March 24, 2014

  • Aaron G.

    Who set this up? Could you please message me? I would like to inquire if they would do this for a local group of Wounded Warriors?

    March 24, 2014

  • Helene

    I'll bring my shatter-resistant camera!

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Irene

    ;-)

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Dave

    Great idea!!

    March 23, 2014

  • Dave

    Great idea!!

    March 23, 2014

  • Lori L.

    Sounds fun! We could climb up the outside instead of taking the stairs. Just a thought...

    1 · March 22, 2014

    • Mike

      You'll have to provide your own suction cups.

      March 22, 2014

  • Nick

    Mike---we will do it right after you....great idea!

    1 · March 20, 2014

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