2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
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2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PEDH 251 - Rock Climbing

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Laboratory Hours: 2

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course is an introduction to rock climbing techniques, equipment, safety systems, belaying, rappelling, rope handling, and environmental ethics associated with rock climbing. The course will include field trips to an indoor climbing facility and an outdoor top-rope climbing area. A course fee will be required for registration in this course.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Understand the types, use, and care of equipment used in rope climbing programs
  2. Explain basic safety systems used in top-rope site climbing
  3. Understand and perform basic climbing and rappelling techniques
  4. Properly fit safety equipment and execute proper tie-in knots
  5. Demonstrate proper belaying techniques with different belay devices
  6. Understand and follow environmental regulations and low impact practices in regard to rock climbing.