The orientation class is designed for beginning climbers with no experience, or for those who need to refresh their skills. Instructors will focus on equipment care and use, belay mechanics, climbing commands, spotting, knots, an introduction to the rules of the wall, and a skills check.
The skills check is designed for experienced indoor climbers with knowledge of the fundamentals of climbing on an indoor wall. Participants must demonstrate the ability to use a harness correctly, tie-in using a figure 8 knot, communicate using proper climbing commands, and belay using safe and correct procedures. Skill checks can be done anytime the wall is open. Orientations must be scheduled.
Lead Climbing Class
The lead climbing class is required by all climbers who would like to participate in sport climbing on the UW-Eau Claire indoor climbing wall. Climbers will become familiar with UW-Eau Claire policy and procedures and safety specifics for sport climbing on an indoor wall. For more information and to schedule a class, please call 836-5601 Sunday - Thursday from 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm.
Group programs are designed for interested parties seeking an opportunity to experience the art of indoor climbing. Groups will be instructed on the fundamentals of indoor climbing to include: climbing commands, knot craft, climbing techniques, and proper use of equipment. The program will include approximately a half hour of instruction and three hours of climbing.