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Naval Academy Freshmen Climb Greased Monument

The Baltimore Sun | Pamela Wood | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

The Naval Academy is about molding military leaders, but when it comes to scaling a greased-up, 21-foot-tall obelisk, it takes teamwork. That's what ...

PHOTOS: Plebes Climb Greased Obelisk

Posted 05.21.2013 | DC

Some 1000 Naval Academy freshmen climbed to the top of a 21-foot lard-covered obelisk on Monday afternoon, where they replaced a "dixie cup" hat with ...

One Wild Navy Initiation (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.23.2012 | College

Annapolis Naval Academy freshmen make a human wall to climb the Herndon Monument which is covered with lard in Annapolis, Maryland. Each year ...