Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Peak Experiences Climbing Gym
Are you ready to take your climbing to the next level (quite literally)? Perhaps you just want to climb those cool overhanging roofs and feel awesome. Then maybe this workshop will teach you a few tricks to get there faster.
After all, rock climbing is more about technique and balance than pure strength. Also, knowing that 5.9 is the minimum cutoff for going on most outdoor climbing trips (I guarantee there will be many in the fall), this is a good place to be if you want to get into climbing.
This workshop is targeted towards 5.8 to 5.9+/5.10- climbers who climb fairly regularly. This will be a casual and informal class.
These are the topics that we will cover:
Handwork – safely and properly holding crimps, slopers and side pulls, relaxed hand grip, resting on holds
Footwork – strong heel hook, smearing, foot matching, flagging, and counterbalancing
Body awareness – balance, turning/pivoting (overhangs), body positioning, body awareness, climbing efficiently
For the first hour, I will go over each of the topics with mini demonstrations. For the next hour, everyone gets to try the new tricks in the bouldering area. Then you get paired with another club member to climb for the rest of the night. This is when you practice your new tricks while having fun. I will be walking around the gym to provide individual tips. Finally, we will celebrate with the creamer shots at Sheetz.
You Provide: climbing gear that you own, water, $9 for the gym + money for sheetz
Club Provides: climbing gear if needed, skillset necessary to climb a whole new set of routes, ride in a car or gas reimbursement
We will be meeting in front of Echols promptly at 5:30. If you must withdraw, please do so immediately and give others a chance to get on.