Climbing Classes & Training - Spring 2017

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 classes, 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 (except Intro to Climbing, which requires one week in advance registration). 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 classes below, please contact Traves Freeland at traves@purdue.edu.

Intro To Climbing

Intro to Climbing is a class 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!  You must register one week in advance.

February 6 - April 19th  Note: No classes during holidays or academic breaks. 

  • Mondays:4:30 - 5:30 pm, February 6, 20, March 6, 27, April 10
  • Wednesdays: 4:30 - 5:30 pm, February 15, March 22, April 5, 19

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

Top-Rope Belaying

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.

Every Week: January 23rd - April 22nd Note: No classes during holidays or academic breaks. 

  • Monday: 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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

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 class. 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.

The times for all below workshops is Saturdays, 1-4 pm.

  • Saturday, January 28th
  • Saturday, February 25th
  • Saturday, March 23rd
  • Saturday, April 22nd

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

Sport Cleaning 

Sport Cleaning is a class dedicated to the safe set-up and tear-down of a Lead or top-rope belay anchor while up in the air. There are three sessions and each session will be $10 per person. 

The times for all below workshops is Wednesdays, 6-8pm

  • Wednesday, February 1st
  • Wednesday, March 1st
  • Wednesday, April 5th

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 Natalie Juhl at njuhl@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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