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Top-Rope Anchors

October 3, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this Climbing 201 Workshop, participants will learn the basics of constructing a sound anchor on natural protection for top-rope climbs at Grand Ledge. Walk-ins are welcome but an RSVP will...

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Inspection and Care

October 20, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This workshop is a part of the Climbing 101 Series. It will give you the tools you need to make sure your gear is safe for climbing.  Being safe should be a climber's top priority every...

Intro to Land Navigation (Postponed)

October 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Postponed - New Date TBD for Fall '14. If you enjoy spending time in remote areas, this is a must-have skill for getting to and from your destination safely.  Participants will first learn...

Intro to Geocaching

November 3, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Geocaching, a game of hunting for hidden containers (caches) using a handheld GPS device is rapidly growing around the world.  With over 2 million hidden world-wide & over 1,000 in the greater...

Ascending

November 13, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How can you climb without ever touching the wall? Learn the answer to this question and more with this Climbing 201 Workshop. Ascending is a method of climbing a rope using a mechanical device...

Sport Lead Refresher

December 22, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for the first workshop in the Climbing 201 series!  This workshop is intended for people who have already learned how to lead climb and belay, but may not have had the chance to use...

Mile High Club

January 18, 2015 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

What it is January 18th kicks off the Climbing Center's new recreational program called the Mile High Club.  Visitors may log their top-rope/ lead climbs with the goal of climbing the equivalent...

F/S Snowshoe Walks

January 22, 2015 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

A weekly walk through nearby trails.

Sport Lead (Indoor)

January 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Free for current Vertical Earth Members.  Please email Joe Bitely at bitelyj@gvsu.edu at least 24 hours in advance to RSVP at no cost. This is a Climbing 201 Workshop. It is intended for...

Basic Climbing Technique

February 2, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is part of the Climbing 101 Workshop Series. We will be discussing how to position your hands, feet, & body in order to move around the wall more efficiently. Many novice climbers...



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