Students will have the opportunity to experience climbing at either the Mystical Mountain (Science Center
; 29’6″) or the Taylor’s Falls (Education Building
; 29′) indoor rock climbing walls. After an introductory discussion about some of the thoughts and emotions that climbing can evoke, students will learn about the equipment, techniques, and commands used by climbers and belayers. Instructors will demonstrate proper belaying techniques; students will then practice these new skills. Following a brief instructor led demonstration climb, the student climbing session will begin. During the conclusion portion of the class, the instructor will facilitate a discussion that encourages students to relate their climbing wall experiences to aspects of their everyday lives.