Climbing Workshops & Training - Spring 2018

We offer several different learning opportunities for climbers of all experience levels.

All Recreation & Wellness members age 16 and over are eligible to participate in any of our workshops. To register for one of our workshops, please visit the Climbing Wall office during staffed hours or the Member Services Desk during all hours the CoRec is open. You must register for a workshop at least 24 hours in advance.  Any workshop may be canceled due to lack of participation. Please arrive 10–15 minutes prior to the start time of the workshop.  If you have any questions regarding the workshops below, please contact Traves Freeland at traves@purdue.edu.

Top-Rope Belaying

Tired of waiting in line for a staff member to belay you at the top rope wall?  Grab a friend and learn how to belay each other!  This workshop will teach participants the essential skills to climb and belay including, but not limited to: climbing technique and terminology, equipment inspection and usage, proper knot tying, safety commands, and belay technique. Participants are first shown these techniques and then allowed to practice under the supervision of an instructor. Participants must complete the Top-Rope Belay Workshop and wait at least 24 hours before taking the associated competency exam.

Offered every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm 

      • First regular workshop of the semester is offered Wednesday, January 17th
      • Last regular workshop of the semester is offered Thursday, April 19th
      • To help with popularity, Tuesday workshops will be offered the first three weeks starting on Tuesday, January 16th

Details

      • Cost: $10 per person
      • Maximum number of participants: 4
      • Minimum number of participants: 2
      • A wait-list is available with a maximum of 4 people

Intro To Climbing

Intro to Climbing is a workshop dedicated to guiding participants through the introductory phases of climbing. Topics such as moving over stone and gear will be covered so participants will have a better understanding of what it all means and how it works. This is a great class for the beginning climber and people who are just plain curious about climbing. Come on out and let us put your mind at ease with an Intro to Climbing!  Please note that this workshop will NOT teach you how to top rope belay.  We have a dedicated workshop called "Top Rope Belay" for those interested in becoming belay competent.

Offered on the following Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm  

      • January 16th, 24th, 30th
      • February 7th, 13th, 21st, 27th
      • March 7th, 20th, 28th
      • April 3rd, 11th, 17th

Details

      • Cost: $10 per person
      • Maximum number of participants: 3
      • Minimum number of participants: 2
      • A wait-list is available with a maximum of 2 people

Lead Climbing and Belaying

The workshop instructs participants in the techniques of lead climbing and belaying specific to indoor climbing. Participants must have already passed a top-rope belay competency exam at the Climbing Gym before participating in this workshop. Additionally, participants must be able to climb comfortably and without falling at or above the YDS grade of 5.9 before participating. Prior to participating in the class, you will need to receive a verbal OK from a climbing wall supervisor that you are able to climb at the appropriate level for the class. Participants must complete the Lead Climbing and Belay Workshop and wait at least 24 hours before taking the associated competency exam.

Offered on the following Saturdays and Sundays

      • Saturday, January 20th 9:30am to 12:30pm
      • Saturday, January 20th 1:00pm to 4:00pm
      • Sunday,   January 21st  1:00pm to 4:00pm
      • Saturday, February 17th 9:30am to 12:30pm
      • Saturday, February 17th 1:00pm to 4:00pm
      • Sunday,   February 18th 1:00pm to 4:00pm
      • Saturday, March 3rd 9:30am to 12:30pm
      • Saturday, March 3rd 1:00pm to 4:00pm

      • Saturday, March 31st 9:30am to 12:30pm
      • Saturday, March 31st 1:00pm to 4:00pm
      • Sunday,   April 1st  1:00pm to 4:00pm

Details

      • Cost: $20 per person
      • Maximum number of participants: 3
      • Minimum number of participants: 2
      • A wait-list is available with a maximum of 4 people

Transition to Outdoor Climbing 

Transition to Outdoor Climbing is a workshop dedicated to the safe set-up and tear-down of a Lead or top-rope belay anchor while up in the air (as known as sport cleaning). This is a great workshop for someone interested in learning to climb outside.

Offered on the following Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

      • January 17th, 23rd
      • February 6th, 14th, 28th
      • March 6th, 27th
      • April 4th

Details

      • Cost: $10 per person
      • Maximum number of participants: 4
      • Minimum number of participants: 2
      • A wait-list is available with a maximum of 2 people

 

Training

Do you have specific goals in mind to improve your climbing or do you not even know where to begin? We offer individual training from our skilled staff of experienced instructors who will help you improve your technique, balance, movement, strength and more. If interested in signing up for individual training, please contact Traves Freeland at traves@purdue.edu

We offer single hour sessions as well as four and eight session packages:

      • 1 session-$25.00
      • 4 sessions-$80.00
      • 8 sessions-$140.00

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