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FREE Intro to Bouldering Class October 30th!

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Join The UTHSC Outdoor Rec Department for our Intro to Bouldering class, October 30th at 5:30.

 

The UTHSC Outdoor Recreation Department is offering a FREE Intro to Bouldering class for students, faculty and staff, October 30th at 5:30PM. The class will be held at the indoor bouldering wall located in The UTHSC Fitness Center. This class functions as an introduction to indoor bouldering with transferable skills to outdoor bouldering and climbing.

The class size is limited to 10 participants and will be open on a first come first serve basis with enrollment beginning at 5pm.

 Contact Erin Jennings at erinjennings@uthsc.edu to schedule private sessions.

What is Bouldering?

Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to its raw essentials. Leaving behind ropes and harnesses and just using climbing shoes and a bag of chalk over safety mats, your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering “problems” (a route, or sequence of moves) using balance, technique, strength, and your brain.

You don’t need experience or lots of expensive kit to have a go – making it really easy to get into if you’ve never tried it before.

The climbs are high enough to be exciting, but not so high that they’re hugely intimidating. Using safety mats means that the risks of falling off can be managed, and leaving the ropes behind means that you are free to concentrate on the climbing, not the equipment. It’s just you, the wall, and your friends on the ground egging you on.