Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic
Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic September 21 (Sunday, noon-4pm) Learn the basics of the hottest new paddle sport. We will spend a few hours learning the balance and strokes needed to enjoy the local lakes in style on a SUP (stand up paddleboard)! Course includes paddleboard, instruction, and transportation. Swimming proficiency required. You will get wet, so bring a swimsuit and towel. Click here for more infomation and to register. Limit 6. Cost $20 students / $25 general
Indoor Sport Climbing Clinic
Sunday 9/28, 10/19, 11/16 1pm-3pm Minneapolis Outdoor Center Are you ready to take on the challenge and responsibility of sport lead climbing? This clinic will introduce you to the technical and mental tools necessary to climb on the sharp end of the rope. After this course, you will have all of the information necessary to pass the lead belay qualification test at the U of M Climbing Wall. All climbing equipment is provided. Previous top rope belay experience mandatory. Ability to top-rope at least 5.9 required. You will be lead climbing and taking lead falls in this clinic. Register Online Today! Limit 2-10 participants. $15 students / $20 general
Rock Climbing Series
The Outdoor Center is proud to announce a new three-track climbing series! There is a track for everyone looking to improve their climbing skills. Space is limited, so sign up soon! The three tracks listed below: Climbing Basics Series Dates: Wednesdays (7-9 pm): Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 15, and Oct. 29 Location: Saint Paul Climbing Wall Are you new to climbing and want to make the most of your experience at the climbing gym? This series of four clinics will connect you to a group of climbing partners, show you the basic technical systems, improve your movement and technique, and challenge you physically. These clinics are the perfect way to build your climbing knowledge and confidence with a supportive group of climbers. Cost: $40.00 ($30.00 if purchased w/semester climbing membership) Registration: Register Online Today! Climbing Training Series Dates: Wednesdays (7-9 pm): Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, and Nov. 5 Location: University Recreation and Wellness Center (Outdoor Center - Lower Level) Have you reached a plateau in your climbing and want to break through to the next level? Or do you want to maximize the gains from the time you spend climbing? Whether you are a newer climber looking to improve or a veteran looking for some personalized coaching, this series of clinics will motivate, forge climbing partnerships, and help you improve technique and strength. Using video analysis, progress tracking, and climbing “homework” between sessions, you will see great gains in ability at the end of 8 weeks. After this series, you will have the requisite knowledge to develop a personal training plan. Cost: $50.00 ($35.00 if purchased w/semester climbing membership) Registration: Register Online Today! The Outdoor Transition Series: Technical Climbing Systems Dates: Thursdays (7-10 pm): Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, and Nov. 20 Location: Saint Paul Climbing Wall You have been climbing for awhile and want to take your technical skills to the next level. Perhaps you dream of big alpine faces or a weekend outing with friends to the local crag, but do not have the knowledge to make the trip. In this series of clinics, we will cover the essentials of making the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing. Topics will range from climbing knots and ethics to self-rescue systems and rappelling. Cost: $75.00 ($50.00 if purchased w/semester climbing membership) Registration: Register Online Today!
Belay Technique Clinic
Saturday 9/27, 10/18, 11/8, 12/6: 10:30am-noon Minneapolis Outdoor Center Tuesday 9/16, 10/7, 10/28, 11/18: 6pm-7:30pm St. Paul Climbing Wall If you like to climb and want to take the next step towards climbing independence, this free clinic is for you. Belay technique will cover everything you need to know to climb as safely as possible in a top-rope gym setting. After this course, you will have all of the information necessary to pass the belay qualification test at the U of M Climbing Wall. All climbing equipment is provided. Register Here Limit 2-12 participants. Cost Free/Advance registration required