Introduction to Rock Climbing [S-19-32]

Presenter: Adam Wheeler, Lucas Rucci
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 2:00 PM 04/10
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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 they can try climbing or help man the ropes below, if they wish.

Adam Wheeler has been in the wilderness education field for over 15 years and presently is on the faculty of the Wilderness Education Program at SUNY Potsdam where he teaches Rock Climbing, among other outdoor skill courses.

Lucas Rucci is a junior at SUNY Potsdam majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Wilderness Education and Therapeutic Recreation. Lucas has been indoor and outdoor rock climbing for 3 years. He has taken, and assisted on, both indoor rock climbing courses, along with the Leadership in Adventure Education course that teaches students how to utilize the ropes courses at SUNY Potsdam.

NOTE: Dress comfortably. Not all participants need to climb on the wall!!

Cap: 20



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