Indoor Rock Climbing: An Introduction [S-14-29]

Presenter: Adam Wheeler, Kelly Glascott
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Additional Locations:SUNY: Maxcy Field House
Classes: 1 Session 2.0 hours
Dates: Wed 1:30 PM 04/09
Status: CLOSED

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Participants first will learn a bit about the history and sport of rock climbing. Then you will be introduced to the sport itself, learning the basics of indoor rock climbing. Topics covered include: safety at the wall, putting on a climbing harness, basic knots, climbing equipment, climbing calls, belaying, and basic climbing techniques. Then you can try climbing or help man the ropes below, if you wish.

Adam Wheeler brings over 15 years of experience in the adventure education field to the climbing center. He is on the faculty of the Wilderness Education Program at SUNY Potsdam, and besides Rock Climbing, he teaches Leadership I, Therapeutic Recreation, and Backpacking and Leadership in Adventure Education.

Kelly Glascott is a junior majoring in environmental Studies. She is also a student in the Wilderness Education Program. Kelly has been climbing for 5 years, and she brings a true passion to the sport.

NOTE: 1) Although participants will be encouraged to climb the wall, they are not required to climb. 2) Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that have good “gripping” soles on them



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