Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Rock Climbing
R110 | 9838 | David Calvin
This course is designed to introduce you to basic rock climbing
skills. R110 Rock Climbing is a highly experiential course where you
must engage in camp setting and maintenance, genuine reflection, and
new skill demonstration. You will be evaluated on these dimensions,
as well as your expedition behavior.
The class objectives are to teach students how to safely rock climb
and belay in an outdoor setting. This will include learning:
• Identify and demonstrate proper use of climbing harness and belay device
• Knowledge and demonstrate care for climbing rope, prussic, and webbing
• Model all safety information discussed in class including; proper
fit of helmet, proper belay techniques, and back-up belays
• Demonstrate different climbing techniques and when to apply them
• 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 in a wilderness setting using
experiential education components and the other third will be taught
from readings, presentations, and lecture.