Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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ACT 114 - Beginning Rock Climbing

Credit(s): 1

This course introduces the student to movement on rock and the techniques and safety systems to set up short climbs with top-rope climbing systems. This course may be repeated for a total of two credits. Students receiving financial aid or veterans’ benefits should check with the Financial Aid Office before repeating this course. (Intermittently)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Implement fundamental safety techniques for climbing.
  • Handle and care for the rope, including tying the necessary knots for rock climbing safely.
  • Utilize belaying techniques, primarily for top-roping, using belay devices and locking carabineers.
  • Communicate between climbing partners using the universal standard communication commands for climbing partnerships.
  • Rappel safely.

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