KNSFHP 1141.01 (1 credit)
In this course, students are introduced to the basic technical skills needed to climb indoors! The course covers climbing equipment, how to belay, and technique fundamentals. Our focus is on developing practices that enhance safety and mastering the technical skills. No experience is necessary and all equipment for the class is provided.
Equipment (students must purchase for class):
What you will learn:
- Selection and use of equipment
- Various knots
- Types of climbing
- Climbing techniques
What to expect:
- You will be actively engaged in the drills and activities of the sport.
- Your instructor will be assessing your skill progress throughout the semester.
- Attendance and participation are a key component of the grade.
- You will have a midterm and a final exam.
- Total body workout
- Develops lean endurance muscles
- Stabilizes core muscles
- Boosts performance in other sports
- Enhances problem solving and planning abilities
- Develops greater focus and concentration
- Builds interpersonal skills – team building, leadership, and communication
- Climbing became a recognized sport in the 1880s in England.
- Climbing has its origins in mountaineering, a necessary skill for reaching some of the summits around the world.
- Climbing competitions usually involve trying to find the quickest way to scale a rock wall.
- Climbers are often employed to fix or maintain wind turbines, as it is usually cheaper and more efficient than using machinery to reach the turbine.