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Climbing Wall

Courses for Credit

 

PE 115 Beginning Climbing- Top Rope Certification (1 credit)

Looking for a new activity to try next quarter?  Beginning Climbing is the perfect opportunity to try indoor climbing and push yourself to new heights each week.  You will learn basic climbing technique as well as how to belay a partner on Top Rope.  Class activities include Top Rope climbing and Bouldering (Climbing below 15 ft without a rope).  You may take Beginning Climbing up to three times for credit.

Prerequisites: None! The first day of class could be your first time in a climbing wall.

Course Fee: $25 (to be paid to OPR)

Winter 2015 Schedule:

Wed 10am -11:50 am          Section 001 

Thurs 3pm- 4:50 pm              Section 002 

You will also be required to spend one additional hour of climbing during Open Hours each week outside of your scheduled hour.

 

PE 115 Beginning Climbing- Bouldering for Fitness (1 credit)

This class will explore total body conditioning through training for bouldering.  Practice and refresh fundamental techniques for efficient movement, training for climbing, and full body circuits targeting key muscle groups for climbing power endurance.  This course is designed for people interested in learning how to climb and gain a work out at the same time. No experience necessary.

Prerequisites: None! The first day of class could be your first time in a climbing wall.

Course Fee: $25 (to be paid to OPR)

Winter 2015 Schedule:

Tues/Thurs 8am-8:50am Section 003

 

 

 

 

PE 116 Intermediate Climbing- Lead Climbing (1 credit)

This class is designed for those who are getting serious about the sport of climbing. In this class you will learn lead climbing skills, more advanced climbing techniques and other skills that will help you prepare to take your love of climbing outside.  You may take Intermediate Climbing up to three times for credit.  You may also register for the intermediate Climbing class through OPR if you do not wish to receive college credit.

Prerequisites: You must be Top Rope Belay certified and be comfortable climbing to the top of the 50 ft wall with no falls or breaks.  

If you meet these requirements and have not taken PE 115, you will need to get instructor permission to register for the class.  See contact information below.

Course Fee: $45 (to be paid to OPR)

Winter 2015 Schedule:

Wed 3 - 5 pm                       Section 001

 

 PE 116 Intermediate Climbing- Strength and Conditioning (1 credit)

Designed for experienced climbers to improve climbing skills and overall fitness through rock climbing exercises.  These classes will focus on flexibility, endurance, and power to maximize your climbing. Prerequisite: current belay test and comfortable at 5.8 and up

You may take Intermediate Climbing up to three times for credit.  You may also register for the intermediate Climbing class through OPR if you do not wish to receive college credit.

Prerequisites: You must be Top Rope Belay certified and be comfortable climbing to the top of the 50 ft wall with no falls or breaks.  

If you meet these requirements and have not taken PE 115, you will need to get instructor permission to register for the class.  See contact information below.

Course Fee: $45 (to be paid to OPR)

Winter 2015 Schedule:

Tues/Thurs 9am-9:50am                       Section 002

 

For more information on registering for a climbing PE class, contact Melissa Robertson at robertsonm1@cwu.edu.

 PE 220 Climbing Wall Instructor (2 credits)

The PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor Course provides instructors and potential instructors with a in depth and standardized understanding of the skills essential to teaching climbing in an indoor setting. It is the first step in a sequential approach to professional climbing instructor development. The course reinforces the importance of teaching technically accurate information and debunks many common climbing myths.

The course emphasizes the presentation of sound fundamental skills to climbing gym participants, the formation of risk assessment and risk management skills and basic problem solving skills such as belay transitions and on wall coaching and assist techniques. Participants will be assessed on both their core knowledge and their ability to effectively teach and coach related skills.

Prerequisites: You must be Top Rope Belay certified and be comfortable climbing to the top of the 50 ft wall with no falls or breaks.  

If you meet these requirements and have not taken PE 115, you will need to get instructor permission to register for the class.  See contact information below.

Course Fee: $95 (to be paid to OPR)

Winter 2015 Schedule:

TBA- contact robertsonm1@cwu.edu                       Section 001