Confident Outdoor Climber Series - Gear & Planning

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Faculty, Staff, Students

This is the first workshop in a series designed for aspiring outdoor climbers. We consider it the foundation on which climbers should start building their technical knowledge. It pulls content previously covered in our Gym to Crag: Sport Climbing workshop as well as Top Managed Systems and covers many of the most basic & often overlooked topics for climbing outdoors. A little planning and preparation before a trip can go a long way in maximizing the amount of climbing that happens, keeping the climbers healthy, and also keeping our crags healthy & accessible too. Our gear talk will touch on key considerations for purchasing personal gear as well as gear to consider that isn't typically needed indoors. The Planning refers to your knowledge of where you'll be climbing & how to conduct yourself appropriately. Gaining a basic understanding for things like crag access & local climbing customs are key to being responsible users of the public & sometimes private lands we enjoy. This not only helps make you a respected climber among your peers but it ensures all of us will be able to enjoy the crags for years to come!

Dates/ Times
Session 1 - Wednesday, February 3; 4:30p-6:30p

Cost: FREE

Format: Hybrid: Online/ In-Person*

*This workshop may move to an online-only format pending restrictions

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Location Information

Primary: Fieldhouse 170
Alternate: we may opt to meet outside the Fieldhouse or may be transitioned to an online-only format. We will do our best to notify participants of any changes at least 24 hours in advance. 

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Contact Information

Climbing Center


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This event was added to the calendar by Joseph Bitely ( on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 and was last updated on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 3:52 p.m.