Fundamentals of Technical Rock Climbing

M/T/W/Th 9/22–10/5 — 9:00am–4:00pm
Location: Main Building on Main Campus


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Instructor/Presenter: Robert Tremblay
Blended class; this is the non-credit version of the credit class OLP 150.

Provides students with an introduction to the philosophy, principles, and practices of technical rock climbing. Topics include equipment selection and use, objective hazard evaluation, safety systems, and rock climbing techniques that are consistent with the standards set by the Professional Climbing Instructor's Association (PCIA). Students participate in local and regional field trips. Special Requirement: This course involves moderate to high physical activity and the ability to be active and in the outdoors for a full day in a remote, forested environment.

All students must submit the OLP Health History and Physical Examination Attestation Form, completed and signed by a physician, verifying medical clearance for full participation.

Students assume any travel and permit/pass costs associated with field trips.