PE 114 Beginning Rock Climbing • 1 Cr.


Introduction to basic rock climbing techniques, equipment, belay, and safety and risk assessment issues. Class meets off campus at a designated local indoor climbing wall for weekly climbing and instruction sessions.


Students provide own transportation to climbing gym.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Be confident in practicing basic climbing techniques, knots and anchors
  • Distinguish between real and percieved risks at rock climbing sites
  • Understand the history of climbing and the rationale for institutional policies
  • Improve balance, flexibility, strength and endurance
  • Gain a greater appreciation of an established life-long fitness plan