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Plebes No More: Naval Academy Freshmen Climb Herndon Monument

It’s an annual rite of passage at the U.S. Naval Academy: the Herndon climb. Hundreds of plebes scramble to climb a greased up monument to replace a freshman’s hat with a midshipman’s hat.

05/18/2015

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Plebes No More: USNA Midshipmen Complete Herndon Monument Climb

Grab the lard. Monday marks the annual tradition known as the Herndon Monument Climb at the Naval Academy.

05/19/2014

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Herndon Monument Climb Separates Plebes From Midshipman

It’s time for the annual Herndon Monument climb.

05/20/2013

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Oklahoman Completes Herndon Monument Climb

In the four years they spend at the Naval Academy, midshipmen not only get a great education but they are immersed in centuries of ritual and tradition.

05/22/2012

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Naval Academy Takes Part In Annual Greased Monument Climb

One of the more memorable events leading up to the Naval Academy graduation is the annual Herndon Climb. It’s a race to climb a greased monument and replace a freshman’s hat with a midshipman’s hat.

05/23/2011