1.5 credits. Maximum 15 students. Semester course, offered both semesters.
Students taking this course will participate in group challenges based on trust and team building. Spotting techniques and safety procedures will be emphasized. Knot tying and equipment maintenance will be part of the instruction. A progression of individual and group initiatives will prepare the student for using the indoor climbing wall and belaying other students. Students are expected to attempt climbing. Some work on the outdoor climbing wall may be included in this course. This is a prerequisite for Adventure II. This is not considered an aerobic activity but one that requires average physical capabilities.
Knot tying and equipment maintenance are part of the instruction. Participants work toward climbing and belaying other students. Students are also expected to show their knowledge by demonstrating various Adventure techniques i. e. safety procedures, verbal commands, belaying, and basic knots.
Students engage in a progression of individual and small group initiatives that prepare them for using the indoor climbing wall.
Students taking this course participate in group challenges based on trust and team building. Spotting techniques and safety procedures are emphasized.
Students are expected to actively engage in all activities and debriefing sessions. Interaction and cooperation among class members is crucial for individual and group success. A willingness to be challenged both mentally and physically is a necessary prerequisite.
"I really enjoyed the team building aspect of this class. The small group exercises definitely made me feel more confident to climb the wall on my own!"
-Adam Delollis, 2018