Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Indoor Climbing
R110 | 9713 | David Calvin
This course is designed to introduce you to basic climbing and
belaying skills. R110 Indoor Climbing is a highly experiential course
where you must engage in site setting, climbing safety, proper belay
techniques and new skill demonstration.
The class objectives are to teach students how to safely top rope and
belay in an indoor climbing facility. This will include learning:
• Identify and demonstrate proper use of climbing harness, belay
device and rope use
• Demonstrate different climbing techniques and when to apply them
• Identify and demonstrate proper use of the different types of
protection used in climbing
• Model proper belaying techniques
• Tie and properly dress the following knots: bowline, figure eight,
figure eight follow through, figure eight on a bite, water knot, and
Method of Course Instruction
This course combines both hands-on learning and classroom instruction.
Two thirds of the course will be spent on site at Hoosier Heights
using experiential education components and the other third will be
taught from readings and lecture.