EXSS 4111 Rock Climbing

This class introduces students to basic rock climbing principles, including techniques and maneuvers, knots, anchoring and belaying systems, rappelling, and categories of climbing. In addition, students become familiar with history, safety, and ethics as well as equipment, including nomenclature, use, and care. Emphasis is placed on top-roped climbing systems and bouldering. Basic fitness level is required for participation in this class. Students are required to participate in a 3-day field trip. Lab fee.