Introduction to Rock Climbing
This course introduces students to the basic technical skills associated with rock climbing. The appropriate student has little to no rock climbing experience and is led through a gentle progression of technical skills in single-day excursions. Emphasis is placed on climbing at indoor and outdoor top-rope climbing sites, indoor bouldering and risk management in various climbing sites. Students are introduced to basic knot tying skills, belaying techniques, signals, movement technique, vocabulary and language in rock climbing and various disciplines within rock climbing. In addition, students are asked to consider risk management, problem-solving, and decision making in the development of these skills. Students will leave this course successfully having an understanding of the necessary skills to safely top rope rock climb.