PE 124 Intermediate Rock Climbing • 1 Cr.


Introduces experienced climbers to skills necessary for sport lead climbing. Site assessment, lead climbing equipment, rappel techniques and safety issues will be discussed. Prerequisite: PE 114 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify various styles of climbing.
    Identify safety issues relating to basic skills, equipment and site assessment.
    Properly set-up and control the rope to protect the lead climber.
    Demonstrate proper climbing procedures for the sport lead climber.
    Identify the components of a SRENE top-rope anchor.
    Set-up and establish back-ups to complete a rappel.
    Prepare a site assessment and identify safety issues at an unfamiliar climbing site.