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Go & Do


Condor Challenge CALM’s new obstacle course soars high

By Sara Carey



ow there’s no need to get out of town for an adventure – it’s right in your own backyard. California Living Museum’s brand-new high ropes course and outdoor climbing tower, The Condor Challenge, is now open. Unveiled during its annual Spring Fling celebration, the two-part obstacle course remains unparalleled in Bakersfield. Steve Sanders, chief of staff at Superintendent of Schools, has overseen the operations of CALM for seven years now. With a lifelong passion for the outdoors and wildlife, Sanders said he has been one of the strongest advocates of the program because he believes in the ideas it promotes. Designed to encourage trust, confidence, cooperation and agility, the Condor Challenge is a feat for everyone to partake in – not just seasoned athletes. The course was built with all types in mind: individuals and teams, kids and adults. “We see the Condor Challenge as another way to get more people out in nature and having fun being active, no matter who you are,” Sanders said. The 32-foot tall rock wall overlooks the entire park, boasting two climbing faces decorated with color-coordinated handholds based on levels of difficulty. Likewise, the


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